Intro: Homemade Rc Discus Launch Glider
I've made this project to help show the simplicity of remote controlled flying and how fun it can be to fly what started it all, a glider.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
For materials I've used;
•2 36in long thing pieces of balsa wood.
•2 5 gram servos.
•a 3 cell 450 mH battery
•a piece of carbon fiber that's about 32 in long.
•a transmitter and reciever of your choice.
•a 4*4*8 long piece of balsa.
•and roll of nylon hinge material.
For tools I used,
•a pop knife.
•a razor blade
•foam-tac or other good modeling glue.
•a yard stick.
•and 80 grit sandpaper.
Step 2: Making the Nose
For making the nose I started with my block of balsa and I used a lot of sand paper to get it to the required size and for my design I tried to make it as symmetrical as possible for ultimate aerodynamics.
Step 3: Making the Wing.
On the wing I just used one of the pieces of 36in long balsa and used a red solo cup to get the right angle on the wings and rounded it there with sandpaper to get its shape then I used sandpaper to round the wing tips.
Step 4: Making the Rudder and Elevator.
for the rudder and elevator I cut the elevator and rudder 1 inch from the back and I cut slots using a knife to make room for the hinge tape and I added that and glued it in.
Step 5: Assembling
on the assembling process I forgot to photograph and then I lost the glider In the trees while attempting a thermal but all I did was drill a small hole in the nose and then slid the carbon fiber tube in and glued that in and then slid everything in from the end and glued it all down.