Homemade Rc Discus Launch Glider

Introduction: 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.
•a pencil.
•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.

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    are those wings strong enought for a good throw?


    Reply 5 years ago

    Ya you can whip it around pretty hard

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    I guess you need to provide a central beamm to get an optimum amount of strength so you can give it a good throw ,A 3-4 mm CF rod will work fine.