Category Archives: Build Threads

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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Making a camera ‘wedge’ or ‘ramp’.

Sometimes, you want the camera to point further down (or up) than the default mount allows for. My solution for this is to build these simple, fixed wedges from foam and ultra-thin plywood. This one holds the camera at about … Continue reading

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RC Dragon – build thread

I wanted to make something a little different. Well, a little more different. I built a FliteTest Sparrow as a project with my granddaughter, but I was never really happy with how it came out or how it flew. So … Continue reading

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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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Kung Fu build thread

Just when I needed a new plane to build, I ran into the “Kung Fu” by Thomas B. over on RC Groups. He kindly sent me the plans so I could try to build one of my own. Here we … 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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The Mud Hen – a (probably ill-advised) Tiger Moth mod

I’ve begun a major and probably fatal modification to my second Tiger Moth. The first cut is the deepest. Prototype rudder. Dollar Tree foamboard, sans paper, with iron-on covering and paint. It was heavier than I’d hoped – 2 grams … Continue reading

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Double Down wing build thread

I saw a photo on an RC forum which intrigued me. I thought it was a cool-looking, unique design but, when I examined it more closely, I realized that it was two differently sized flying wings, sitting next to each … Continue reading

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StevensAero SkyBoy build thread

Even though I still haven’t finished my first balsa build – a project I’m doing with my wife – I’ve decided to start another one. This time, it’s the much larger SkyBoy 600 from Stevens Aero. I’ve had my eye … Continue reading

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M226 airfoil wing – build thread

I love my P115 flying wing and have been wanting to create a similar wing for some time. I built the little P1 wing to test out the idea of building a hollow foam wing with ribs. That turned out … Continue reading

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