Control Line Airplane

This is a control liner. Basically a toy plane on a tether. I will show you how to build one from scratch. It's powered by a nitro engine. Materials you will need are music wire, light sheets of wood like balsa and ply wood, sign board, an engine and fuel lines and tank, a bell crank, metal weights, fishing line for the tether, a propeller, nuts and screw and a kite handle.

The tools are needed are pliers, a knife, a saw, hobby glue, a scissors, a drill and wrench. It took me two summers to build.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Assembly

This is the assembly process. First you cut the materials to shape according to the plans. Then you put the parts together, such as the body, tail and so on. Sand it down and you've got a plane.

Step 2: The Engine

The engine I used is a Norvel .061 Big Mig. You mount the engine and fuel lines to the tank and mounted to the plane. Than you brake it in.

Step 3: Conclusion

Now tie the tether to the control rods. Than tie the kite handel to the the tether. Now fly it and enjoy. The flights will be soon

Outside Contest

Participated in the
Outside Contest

Summer Fun Contest

Participated in the
Summer Fun Contest

Be the First to Share


    • Assistive Tech Contest

      Assistive Tech Contest
    • Reuse Contest

      Reuse Contest
    • Made with Math Contest

      Made with Math Contest

    3 Discussions