Hey every one my name is vishnu Nambiar and I am 16 years old and am in this blog. I will be showing you how you can build a ultra cheap super durable Aero model of your own .
I started to build this project when I finished my 9th grade and it took me over an year to get a practical ,
durable and convenient flyable design.
My first model was based on Arduino in which i used 2 Arduino nanos to build my transmitter and reciever. For my trans reliever modules i decided to go with the 434mhz rf modules. In terms of the design for the model i decided to go with a very peculiar design called the flying rectangle - practically it was seen that issue that the custom built trans receiver had a lot of noise issue and was not stable at all. The same was the case with other modules like nrf24l01 and etc. Hence it is not advisable to go with a custom made Rx Tx unit.
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Step 1: Basic Requirements
The key to cost cutting is to choose your electronics very carefully.
The most expensive of all is the radio used.
Here is a list of components that I used to build this project.
1) motor- 1400kv brushless motor which can operate on voltage ranging from7.4volts to 11volts. along with 30amp esc (750rupee/10$)
2) radio - flysky ct6b 6channel computer based programable receiver transmitter price-(29.52 dollar/2100 rupee)
3) servo-towerpro 9gm servo3$ or 210rs
4) push rods and control services are a must buy parts, as, with out them your control services wont work
Battery -For my battery I used an old battery from a hp notebook pc . so here i did not buy some fancy li-po battery.my battery is 11v and has a capacity of 2200mah. you can easily get an old laptop battery from ebay at very cheap price.
To charge my battery I am using a local 12v dc voltage regulator instead of standard lipo chargers.
IF POSSIBLE TRY TO BUY ALL THE ELECTRONICS OFFLINE AS THERE IS A HUGE PRICE DISPARITY BETWEEN ONLINE STORES LIKE amazon,hobbyking,banggoods,alibaba,etc and in offline markets.
If you live in INDIA (BANGLORE OR DELHI) I CAN TELL YOU THE EXACT LOCATION AND THE EXACT SHOP FROM WHERE you can get these components just comment down and ask me.
To build the structure of my aeromodel i have used corrugated sheet which was lying around in my garage ,so i didn't spent any thing to make my structure.
Step 2: Building Your Design
For building the structure you have a whole lot of choices to choose from ,so you can build a structure with thermacol,foam board,cardboard etc.
designing the aircraft depends upon your creativity and logical thinking . Hence the perfect way to do this would be to choose a design of your own according to your requirements.
if you need the measurement and plans for my model just let me know by commenting down below so that i can provide you the exact plans, besides this here are some YouTube channels from where can find a design of your choice
2)tesla details- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClkL_Hmktyh9R_Fzw... search for the noob tube rc plane it is a design similar to mine
3)samm shepard - https://www.youtube.com/user/nessfultude22
4)flite test - https://www.youtube.com/user/flitetest
Step 3: Some Very Important Tips to Keep in Mind
1) if you are building a aircraft which is on a bit heavier side (i.e over 500g ) you can go with a 11v battery and
a large propeller which in my case is a 10 inch one.
2) using a center of gravity calculator you would know the cg point of your aircraft .your aircraft should be balanced at that point .
MY MODEL IS A WORKING FLYING MODEL. I do have a flight video but i am not uploading it as is a very short clip recorded on my first flight.
this is the link to my YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXbF2koFV41IOj4Jh...
in case if you want to see a flight video then please let me know and i will upload it on my youtube channel .
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