I would like an instructable on how to make an ultralight glider or ultralight aircraft.
Topic by bob the builder #2 | last reply
I am starting to design the rc airplane I will build for my senior project. I need help on wing loading and how wide I should make the wing (not wingspan) here's what I have so far: 1. at least a five foot wingspan 2. Twin engine (electric) 3. The estimated weight of the electronics is two kilograms. 4. The estimated weight of the fiberglass for the whole plane should be around four kilograms. 5. Plane will have twin rudders as well and most likely be a belly landed. I also need help on props, engine power, and wing diameter. if I need to specify anything please ask. many thanks Zach
Question by budhaztm | last reply
The motor for my rc airplane won't move. It's just not turning on. The airplane is the hobby zone super cub part number HBZ7100. I've checked the output for the motor and it's reading full voltage ( I'm assuming 9v is full) and I've even changed the motor. Please help as I need an airplane to fly while I'm making my new one. Thanks, bud P.S. I will specify anything, just ask
Question by budhaztm | last reply
Most battlebot competitions are far away from me, so I would need to fly to them. Which leads me to wonder...Can I check a battlebot ( no way they would let me carry-on it)? I know you can check some dangerous things (bow and arrow). So does anyone know if I could check it? AI
Question by JaredsProjects | last reply
Robot and I went flying the other day, so we took a picture together. Whenever I wear it out in public, I hope somebody will come up to me and say that they're a member, too. Hasn't happened yet. I look a tad bit tired(/retarded)...since i'd been flying all day. EDIT: Yeah, I look really retarded in that picture...but at least Robot looks groovy!
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You know you've been waiting for this.What more is there to say?IT'S A PAPER AIRPLANE CONTESTOk, it's hosted by Klara Hobza, author of The New Millenium Airplane Contest - a book of the same name, in the Great Hall at the New York Hall of Science on November 1, 2008.The competition is open to the public, and participants are invited to fly their planes in any and all of the judging categories listed below:Distance flown (measured in a straight line from start point to finish point)Duration aloft (measured from time released to time it lands on any surface)Beauty (subjective measurement based on judges' assessment of both the plane's physical qualities and the beauty of the flight itself; this category does not depend on distance flown or duration aloft)Spectacular Failure (subjective measurement based on the audience's assessment of both the plane's physical qualities and the most spectacular crashes)Children's division (competition for participants under ages 13)and my favorite:Surprise categoryAirplanes may be folded from letter-size paper, up to 8.5" x 11" Finally, another way to look busy at work.Get the info from Make and the official site.
Topic by scoochmaroo
I have an aircraft window off of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 720. Trying to decide what to do with it. Any suggestions? I already have three other windows (from 737s) that have been turned into picture frames. So I'm looking for some other ideas. Also, I would prefer to keep the item intact, since the research with Boeing leads me to believe there are no others of this interior.Thank you!
Question by jpmarth | last reply
Ok so I am constructing a scratch airplane as some of you may have read on m other questions. I have reached another dilemma, whether or not a moving rudder is completely crucial. I'm thinking i could get away with just having a stabalizer fin in place of the rudder. Any help from you pros? Thanks, Bud
Question by budhaztm | last reply
I need help. My neighbor is dive bombing people on horseback with his model airplane. He is going to get someone killed. I've tried to reason with him and have spoken to the police. I'd like to see if there is a way to ground his plane when it comes on my property while I work on a nuisance/trespass case. Yesterday he was flying it 6 acres in my property right over people's heads while they tried to ride. I don't mind him flying it but doing flips etc on my land is unacceptable. Please help!!!
Topic by Ewindsor | last reply
I want some ideas that you may have for a carrier. background: I want to bring my Dog on an airplane but he can't ride in cargo because there is a summer ban on dogs during hot months. I must fly before the end of the ban. The airline will allow a dog in the cabin in a soft carrier, if the dog and carrier are less than 10kg. My dog is 7kg so the carrier can be up to 3kg. It must be 27cm high 40cm wide and 55 cm long or smaller problems: the foot print is fine for my dogs they could lay down comfortably, but the height is small. I want to make a telescoping carrier so it can fit under the seat on the plane, but can open up for comfort in the airport and when moving. Any ideas are welcome and I'll post it as my first instructable once I make it thanks http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/airport/baggage/pets.html
Topic by redorchestra | last reply
I have been thinking about building an R/C airplane. Here are the specifications I need. L:3ft W:4ft H:6in ( 15 with prop and landing gear Engine: Chain saw motor Prop: 12in Control surfaces: 2 ailerons, elevator I don't know anything about R/C and here are my questions: 1.) How do you assemble an R/C system? 2.) What is needed to run 4 servos(3 control, 1 throttle)? 3.) Where should I buy stuff? 4.) What else should I know? I know how to connect servos to an air frame and everything, but I need to know how to connect a full R/C system together( receiver, servos, battery, etc.). Any help? Please. P.S. My air frame will be, a wing, a wooden dowel going to tail, tail, motor and muffler. I used this design because I have no weight added other than required materials.
Topic by ry25920 | last reply
Allow me to share the methods I used to make my video. I hope this will help somebody out there do it even better. First, was the problem of capturing the plane in flight. I had chosen to make a fast model. A bad choice, from the point of filming it fly. If I stand back far enough to catch the entire flight, it becomes just a dot and you cannot tell whether it is a plane or a stone inside a ball of paper. If I stand close enough so that it fills the frame, then it just ... is gone. My solution was to get the best of the flights I could grab, and fill in the rest of the time with the process of construction. You can see in the video the paper apparently folding itself. It isn't. You are seeing it being unfolded, pulled by fine wires, played backwards. I have tried to edit out the wires, but in some frames the results are glaringly obvious. The movie itself was captured by a camera pointed downwards and the plane being launched into its field of view. Seen from the side, the plane is just not discernible as a plane. So I had to get a view from the top or bottom. If the camera is pointed upwards, the bright sky obliterates everything else. I used Fast Movie Processor, VirtualDub and Irfanview as detailed in my instructable on Time Lapse Movies. And the still images were captured by my scanner. Using the scanner is not my idea, I learned it from Don Lancaster at www.tinaja.com Hope this helps, or is of interest to, somebody out there.
Topic by neelandan | last reply
In hopes of seeing more paper airplanes and innovative designers on Instructables.com, I have decided to host a mini-contest. My goal is to stimulate the paper airplane channel and encourage more paper airplane builders to post their innovative designs. Performance Requirements: Entered paper airplanes must meet or exceed these requirements: Stability at all operation speeds A minimum range of 30 feet Durability to fly 30 feet or more after 15 flights Use of less than 15 pieces of tape in construction Use of less than 5 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 3 paper airplanes* one patch each. By default, these patches will be medals (1st place, Patch with Gold Medal image; 2nd Place, Patch with Silver Medal image; 3rd Place, Patch with Bronze Medal Image). If the winners of the patches would like a different image, there will be a 24 hour period between the announcement of the winners and the awarding of the patches. During this time, the user would need to send me a private message with their desired picture. *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide, each entrant can only win one prize. How To Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message with your instructable's URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic as "Entries". Judging: For this contest, I have decided that I will judge all the planes myself based on abilities. I have decided this way because I believe judging on performance rather than shape is a more objective approach. The contest begins Friday, December 10, 2010 and end Monday, January 10, 2011. Entries must be published before Tuesday, January 4, 2011. From January 4 to January 10, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Entries: wat.: "Hammerhead Glider" (https://www.instructables.com/id/Hammerhead-Glider/) legoman111: "Blizzard" (https://www.instructables.com/id/the-blizzard-paper-airplane/)
Topic by OrigamiAirEnforcer | last reply
This question also includes what material to be used ,how to fix the motor
Is there any possible way to make a gaming cockpit that would look a little like the inside of one and function of of a joystick and some soft ware, would there have to be a separate monitor for it, and have rudder pedals that work. Im limited to certain materials but i can buy some. It doesn't have to tilt or anything. dont tell me im stupid just a kid with a dream.
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I want to attach a propeller to a micro scooter, so I need an engine. I, however, know absolutely nothing about choosing engines Can anyone reccomend a suitable engine? it must be under £50, easily available in the UK, capable of pushing a micro scooter with me on it at a reasonable speed (faster than normal scooting speed), small enough to fit on the scooter and easy to control (preferable just with a wire which can be pulled for more juice). Could you also reccomend a suitable propeller? Incidentally, does anyone know if this thing will be road legal?
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Make a cheapest battry airpalne
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What is the best paper airplane with the most agility?
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I am a pilot and have been trying to find a way to make an airplane that I can add to my antenna that will not blow away.
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I need brand recommendations and wing measurements so it can fly!!! Anything else about small electric airplanes will be fine! How would you connect three different electric motors to a LIPO battery?
Topic by Sk8terthing | last reply
I AM MAKING A RUBBER BAND POWERED BI PLANE. I HAVE COMPLETED THE WINGS AND AM GOING TO ADD THE TAIL SECTION. THE PROBLEM IS THAT MY MODEL SO FAR IS NOT AERODYNAMIC AND JUST TUMBLES THROUGH THE SKY. IF SOMEONE COULD GIVE ME TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE IT MORE AERODYNAMIC IT WOULD BE OF GREAT HELP. A;SO HOW AM I TO ATTACH THE ENGINE. PS THIS IS MY FIRST MODEL AND I AM PLANNING TO MAKE AN INSTRUCTABLE.
Question by luftwaffe29 | last reply
I am working on creating an rc plane but cannot figure out how to find the correct propeller size. Is there a company that sells these?
And how do you throw it so it'll do some amazing acrobatics?
Question by Mr.A-Z | last reply
Hey there, My first post. While walking by the toy store, I saw that they had a giant dolphin(filled with air) that was swimming around in air just above the head..... so funny..a big fish swimming freely..giving you the impression that you are under water.. I could not even see if someone was controlling the motion...seemed to me that its 'altitude' and 'path' was kind of pre set and it would continue to hover until its battery ran out or something. Is there a way to build this? like fill up a ballon (shaped like dolphin) with air, and program it with some kind of bult in controller that makes it hover...? Thank you
Question by eagles_dare13 | last reply
This is airplane without fuel from petroleum . It is operated by new material,optical technology, complex energy. major energy are using solar energy and motors are 7 type. not only the mekanism is extremly different but also it is free -gravity. It is doing investigation and required more experiment.
Topic by arsmuv | last reply
In this special, you will make a paper airplane that are: Tough Water Proof Ice Proof Snow Proof Mud Proof Made out of Foil Strong A glider Fire Proof [Option] paper airplane. To enter this, just put a picture of it outside in the snow or inside and put some bit of comment about it as well also put your paper airplane instrutable web address. Make sure it's flys, glides and works for lasting months or more!
Topic by wat.
If you are new, read this. New members will need to wait for their role because we need to see your profile and then put him/her on a role or make a new one an put him/her to be it. If you had not been put as role yet, then the research is long. If you are unsure, send a message to wat. to know what role your doing.
Topic by wat. | last reply
So Lftndbt and I have a challenge going for who can make the smallest paper airplane and I decided that we should move it over here. So, let the contest begin. Just take a picture of your plane next to the cm side of a ruler and post the picture here for the contest. Bring it on!!!1st lan01 at 2.5 mm2nd V-Man737 at 3.175mm3rd n8man at 4mmNOTE: It doesn't have to fly (not that it could at this size), it just has to look like a paper airplane.
Topic by n8man | last reply
To spur more paper airplane posts, I have decided to host a seventh paper airplane contest, (PAC7). Hopefully this contest will encourage more people to submit their innovative paper airplanes for all to see. For this contest, the specifications are for an advanced stunt plane. Requirements: 1. Aircraft Requirements: • Ability to perform a loop, wingover and/or a half Cuban eight • A ground range of at least 25 feet (7.62 meters) and an air range of at least 30 feet (9.144 meters) • Durability to fly at least 20 flights • Use of less than 10 inches (0.254 meters) of tape in construction • Use of less than 3 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction • Aircraft must be named 2. Instructable Requirements: • 1 page (not the intro page) strictly devoted to materials required in construction • 1 page explaining how to fly the aircraft • The instructable's license must be: "Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)" • This sentence and link must be displayed on your entry's intro page: “This instructable is an entry in Paper Airplane Contest 7 (https://www.instructables.com/community/Paper-Airplane-Contest-7/).” Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 5 performing paper airplanes* one patch each. Each patch will feature its respective aircraft, rather than medals. The first place winner will also receive a 3 month Instructables.com Pro membership if his/her plane meets or exceeds all specifications. *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide however, each entrant can only win one patch. How to Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message entitled “My PAC7 Paper Airplane [Your Member Name Here]” with your instructable's URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic under "Entries". Judging: I have decided that I will judge all the planes myself based on abilities. I have decided this way because I believe judging on performance and suitability, rather than shape, is a more objective approach. The contest begins Friday, July 29, 2011 and ends Friday, September 2, 2011. Entries must be published before Friday, September 2, 2011. From September 2 to September 5, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Entries:
Topic by OrigamiAirEnforcer | last reply
Although my previous PAC4 competition failed to attract any entries, I have decided to reboot it—with relaxed specifications. Paper Airplane Contest 5 (PAC5) takes a step back, decreasing the minimum range requirement by 10%, and the decreasing the longevity requirement by 33%. I specifically designed this contest to appeal to the concerns of those who analyzed the specifications of PAC4. For this contest, the specification is again for a long range plane. Requirements: 1. Aircraft Requirements: • Ability to fly at least 50 feet from a launch height of 5 feet or higher • Durability to fly at least 20 flights • Provisions for landing gear and/or skids (not required for flying wings) • Use of less than 8 inches of Scotch tape in construction • Use of less than 3 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction • Usage of glue or wood (excluding toothpicks) is prohibited • Aircraft must be named 2. Instructables Requirements: • 1 page strictly devoted to materials required in construction • 1 page explaining how to fly the aircraft • The instructable's license must be: "Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)" • This sentence and link must be displayed on your entry's intro page: “This instructable is an entry in Paper Airplane Contest 5 (https://www.instructables.com/community/Paper-Airplane-Contest-5/)” Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 5 performing paper airplanes* one patch each. However, unlike previous contests, each patch will feature its respective aircraft, rather than medals. The first place winner will also receive a 3 month Instructables Pro membership. *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide however, each entrant can only win one prize. How to Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message entitled “My Paper Airplane [Member Name Here]” with your instructable's URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic under "Entries". Judging: For this contest, I have decided that I will judge all the planes myself based on abilities. I have decided this way because I believe judging on performance rather than shape is a more objective approach. The contest begins Friday, May 27, 2011 and ends Thursday, June 30, 2011. Entries must be published before Thursday, June 30, 2011. From July 1 to July 3, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Entries: DJ Radio: "Super Bullet" (https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Super-bullet-Possibly-the-fastest-paper-air/) The Skinnerz: "Goose" (https://www.instructables.com/id/Goose-Paper-Glider/) heavyfire88: "The 50 Calb." (https://www.instructables.com/id/The-50-Calb/) Results: 1st Place: “heavyfire88”: “The 50 Calb.” (https://www.instructables.com/id/The-50-Calb/) 2nd Place: “DJ Radio”: “Super Bullet” (https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Super-bullet-Possibly-the-fastest-paper-air/) 3rd Place: “The Skinnerz” “Goose” (https://www.instructables.com/id/Goose-Paper-Glider/)
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