RC Paper Airplane for $16! (20 Minute Build Time)

Introduction: RC Paper Airplane for $16! (20 Minute Build Time)

About: I love to make things and I love my kids. This usually results in me making things with my kids (and lovely wife). Here you will find our adventures and be able to join our family in the making!

Everyone has one of those cheap RC mini quadcopters that is either broken or gathering dust once the novelty ended.

...or so you thought!!!

If you have one laying around or needed one more reason to give in to your inner child and buy one then this instructable is for you.

Start by watching the build video above then print the template and collect your supplies as you embark on an amazingly affordable, quick, and fun build!

Supplies:

Happy flying and thanks for using my link to purchase your quadcopter. That link is an affiliate link which means I will get something like 64 cents if you buy one. :-) it's not much but every little bit helps!!!

Step 1: Get Inspired!

I loved flying this with my kids and if you have little ones this can be a fun activity to do at the park. Just make sure you GO TO THE SLIDES FIRST! Take a second to learn from our mistakes as we discovered this design as well as some important parenting insights.

I have provided all of the instructions in the build video above. Again, you can download the printable template here.

If you are needing to order a quadcopter I have found that amazon has reliably good prices. We got these for my kids for christmas and we had a blast with them before the airplane conversion. Here is the link: http://amzn.to/2lmeo8V

Happy flying and thanks for using my link to purchase your quadcopter. That link is an affiliate link which means I will get something like 64 cents if you buy one. :-) it's not much but every little bit helps!!!

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Thanks for joining us in this adventure! If you enjoy spending time with your kids and would appreciate fresh inspiration and instructions weekly, consider subscribing to my youtube channel where I do a weekly project with my own kids. I would love to have you join our family in the making!

Blessings, - Caleb

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    11 Discussions

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    Lone Ninja
    Lone Ninja

    1 year ago

    Great idea! I've been researching how to do this but is so brilliantly simple I can't wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    NeilRG
    NeilRG

    2 years ago

    A project that is fun to build AND connects with a young child is a wonderful idea. Very nice post.

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    Builders Shed
    Builders Shed

    3 years ago

    dang, this blows my mind! your're freakin' creative mate! keep up the good work! by the way, hope you win the contest, i just voted for ya!

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    Max Cordell7
    Max Cordell7

    3 years ago

    Neat i have one of those quads

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    DadVentureVideos
    DadVentureVideos

    Reply 3 years ago

    You should totally try this out!

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    DadVentureVideos
    DadVentureVideos

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you for saying so!

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    raghuandgoutham
    raghuandgoutham

    3 years ago

    can we add a camera module to this to make it take videos and pictures?

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    DadVentureVideos
    DadVentureVideos

    Reply 3 years ago

    Keeping this plane light and well balanced is key but when I read your comment I immediately thought of this quadcopter: http://amzn.to/2kL3WmH

    I am sure there is a way to make that work!

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    copin
    copin

    3 years ago

    Got Inspired!

    You neglected all wisdom about quadcopter. It's so cool!

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    DadVentureVideos
    DadVentureVideos

    Reply 3 years ago

    Glad to see you enjoyed it!