Wattflyer RC Network: RC Universe :: RCU Magazine :: RCU Forums :: RCU Classifieds :: RCU User Reviews :: RCU YouTube
Home Who's Online Calendar Today's Posts RealTime Post Spy Mark Forums Read
Go Back   WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > Electric R/C Airplanes > Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft
Register Members List Wattflyer Extras Articles Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Social Groups

Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Discuss and share your scratch built or kit built aircraft as well as building techniques, methods, mediums and resources.

Thank you for your support (hide ads)
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 12-22-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
Super Contributor
hayofstacks's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,463
Thanked 109 Times in 108 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (4)
Default coroplast build

so, one of the guys me and my dad fly with had some family move in. he lost his building space and garage. he brought over a bunch of things that we are keeping for him. he wants to get us involved in spad and combat style airplanes. he brought over some 6mm,4mm and 2mm coroplast and wants us to all start building planes with it. he also brought us a bunch of meter sticks, wooden dowels, and a few flat bats.

what I have been visualizing is a simple build. I'm thinking I was to use all 6mm coroplast (we have tons of 6mm compared to the other sizes, and we dumpster dove it, so I consider it to be free), and powered by a heads up 480 plus. size and weight will tell us if its going to be 3 or 4 cells, and hopefully not under powered.

looking at making a triangle shaped fuse for weight, simplicity, and strength. this is going to be more of a test bed for construction techniques more then a well thought out flyer. the wing I want to build out of either 6mm coroplast(heavy I know) or 4mm. I haven't decided on what style of wing, but it will have a meter stick spar, possibly cut down.

from what I've seen and learned from scraps, its very easy to fold, cut and shape. I think a fully symmetrical wing would be easiest to build. cut out two flutes up front, glue it, glue trailing edge, and then after glue sets, slide the yardstick in where you want it, clamp the outside to keep it in place and then drip ca down the stick to keep it from moving.

I also picture a v-tail, and no aleroins, just to keep things super simple and a bit lighter.

any suggestions? this will be my first one off build. shooting for 40" or so wing span, and want it in the 2-3lb range.

slow stock prop reversal. it flies! easily! 543 watt dual motor bipe slow stick. push-me-pull-you. 242 watt 3 channel slow stick. 365 watt mini ultra stick. 415 watt mini contender. 810 watt ultra stick .25e. 220 watt alpha 450 sport (retired).
hayofstacks is offline  
  Reply With Quote

  WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > Electric R/C Airplanes > Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
$75.00 Build Contest, Unique, Seldom Built Flying Aircraft Starts Dec.1 2013 CHELLIE Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 24 02-16-2014 05:00 PM
$50.00 Scratch Build Contest, It has Begun :) CHELLIE Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 120 12-07-2013 03:27 PM
$100 Scratch Build Contest "Best Looking" poll here hillbillynamedpossum Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 107 08-26-2013 11:23 PM
why post build threads and why the title is important. tobydogs Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 35 08-08-2012 09:53 PM
$100.00 Scratch Build Contest: 60" Glider Propjobbill Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 19 05-11-2011 04:08 AM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:14 AM.

Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 WattfFlyer.com
RCU Eflight HQ

Charities we support Select: Yorkie Rescue  ::  Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Page generated in 0.28167 seconds with 54 queries