Category Archives: Scratch Built

DIY Transmitter Tray

My granddaughter is only four, and a DX7 transmitter is way too big for her to safely and comfortably handle, so I decided to build her a transmitter tray. It’s made from a couple of bolts, some nuts, two nylon … Continue reading

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‘Green Bee’ – 3/4 scale Lazy Bee Clone

My scratch-built 75% Clancy Lazy Bee clone. 24gram 1700kV KEDA brushless 10A ESC EP 8043 propeller (2x)5gram servos 2-cell 850mAh LiPos Wingspan: 36″ AUW: 10 ounces The plane is built from Dollar Tree foamboard (Readi-Board) with the paper removed. The … Continue reading

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Maiden flight of the Green Bee

The ‘paint job’ isn’t finished, nor are the battery compartment and internal layout, but we’ve established that she will fly.

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“Green Bee” – 75% Lazy Bee clone build

A round servo ‘arm’ forms the tail skid. 1/2 of a craft stick glued to the leading and trailing edges of the wing, to reinforce the foam against wear from the rubber bands.  Lengths of bamboo skewer, painted black, to … Continue reading

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First images from onboard the No Drama glider

Some images from onboard my 60″ No Drama glider.

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No Drama 60″ glider, doing some gliding.

The ‘No Drama’ glider.

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No Drama glider – second maiden

There are still some issues to sort out, but she’s definitely got the makings of a really nice flyer.  No

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No Drama – 60″ fanfold glider

This is my 60″ fanfold glider, “No Drama.” It’s built from a single sheet of 1/4″ DOW fanfold foam. You’ll find the build thread here. Wingspan: 60″ AUW: 247 grams / 8.7 oz Current setup: 3000 kV KEDA outrunner 12A … Continue reading

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The Tiny Glider maidens!

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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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M27 at night

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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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