Introduction: Dollar Tree Foam Board Plane
Easy and cheap motorized plane!!!
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Step 1: Materials
What you need:
1 sheet of dollar tree foam board
You can get the clockwise or counterclockwise one depending on the way you motor spins.
Step 2: Air Frame
Measure 5" down from the two short ends. Then measure 14 3/4" in from the long end opposite too the 5" marks. Connect the dots to form a House looking shape and two small triangles. Cut on the line.
Step 3: Vertical Stabilizers
Split your small triangles in half to form two smaller identical triangles. Now cut the other pieces to make 4 identical small right triangle. THEY MUST BE RIGHT ANGLES. Measure in 6 inches from the end and Then glue the big triangles on and hold them up(they must be straight). When it drys glue the small triangles on the side of them to stabilize them.
Step 4: Motor
Take a small piece of tin foil and use it to connect the two opposite sides of the batteries. Tape down with electrical tape. Then use two longer piece of tin foil to attach to the motor. Now tape your motor onto the frame. Then tape down your batteries. Connect one end other motor to the battery and put a piece of tape on the other for when it is ready to fly. Now add the propeller and its ready to fly.
Step 5: Test
After many test I have concluded that there has to be a swishy added to ensure that the connection is not lost in mid flight. But with many successful flights I can determine that this is one of my easiest and best design yet!!!
Participated in the
Make It Fly! Contest 2017