Category Archives: Building

Building a little fanfold foam glider

This build is about 95% this 60″ glider from RC Groups although, instead of Readi-Board, it’s made from a sheet of 1/4″ DOW fanfold foam which is slightly thicker, heavier and stiffer. A pile of fresh parts. The monoblock will … Continue reading

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Verrückt – 10 foot flying wing, build thread

The Verrückt – a 10-foot wide flying wing. Surely that’s crazy, right? Probably, but I’ve got nothing to lose by trying (other than time and money.) So … here we go. Planned setup: 120 gram 1000kV Dynam brushless motor (Dynam … Continue reading

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New build beginnin’

This one’s gonna be pretty big.

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Bippa Bipe build

Everything starts with something else. This build started with this li’l pig, who I thought looked like a perfect pilot. I didn’t recognize her, but my granddaughter subsequently informed me that she is Peppa Pig, and quite well known.Peppa’s plane, … Continue reading

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M27 flying wing – build thread

I decided to apply some of the lessons learned from my Papa Divine wing (chiefly: big, fat airfoils on a flying wing are a bad idea) to a rebuild of my mediocre night wing, the M226.  All the guts will … Continue reading

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Papa Divine wing – build thread

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Well that could have been packed better. :(

I received my first speed build kit from Flite Test today and I was pretty disappointed. All the bubble wrap was laid in the bottom of the box, then the kit was placed on top of that. While their wasn’t … Continue reading

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Building a rack for my RC planes

About 50 feet of 1/2″ PVC, 40 ‘T’ joints, 30 end caps and some corner bits.

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Mugi Evo clone – build thread.

I found old plans for a plane called the Mugi Evo, which looked to be a pretty easy build. The original plane was built from something called Plastic Twin Wall Flute Board, but I decided to try and make it … Continue reading

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Coming soon: the TwinBat

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Cling wrap paint masking

I was stumped on how best to paint the cockpit canopy on my P-51 rebuild, so I went to my local hobby store and talked to the guy there who seems to know about painting models and such. He recommended … Continue reading

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Short Skyvan build.

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