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Old Sep 25, 2004, 11:16 AM
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Why not start with smiple free flight models? Teach the basics of construction, stability and controls(trimming). Use a bungy to launch them, then the keenest students can put basic radio control into their gliders and guide them down.

You could ask around - many kids have an old 27mhz car that might be able to donate a basic radio and servo (or something that could be adapted, like a solenoid). If your planes were simplified FFF versions of vintage r/c or free flight designs there would be plenty of room for any old radio gear and they would be stable enough to fly with rudder control only.
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