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Old May 22, 2012, 08:59 AM
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Apple Boxes. Great Building Material.

I've always been an apple fan. And the boxes were always so nice, that I stored all of them on a shelf. I just found a use for them.

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The cardboard is extremely strong, light, and thin. For this build I used a macbook battery box, an airport extreme box, and a plastic tube I just found lying around. I did add some supports in the form of music wire on the bottom, which helps the rigidity.

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Span is about 22", and I can put more than enough force on the wingtips and they don't flex much.

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Also I cut a little motor mount on the front.

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It's so far taken hobbyking 2 weeks to ship the parts i've ordered for this, but am waiting eagerly and will see how it flies when the time comes.
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Old May 22, 2012, 09:35 AM
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Must be the first person ever to get anything 'free' from the iSpend Empire...

How's it going to be controlled? The wing looks to have a little anhedral - that'll not go round corners with just rudder and elevator.

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Who is married to an iSpendPhone devotee...
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Old May 22, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Great idea acetech. You'll be powering it with a Cox engine right?

(Get it...apple...Cox...sorry about that!)
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Old May 22, 2012, 10:06 AM
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It's so far taken hobbyking 2 weeks to ship the parts i've ordered for this, but am waiting eagerly and will see how it flies when the time comes.
Love the repurposed Apple box, great idea.

As an aside on the hk order I just ordered slow boat from them week before last and it was delivered in 8 days flat.
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Old May 22, 2012, 02:03 PM
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Apple box ?, why not. There are a few Pizza Box flyer threads.
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Spend $800 for a plane made from an Apple box, get a free iPad!
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Old May 22, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Yeah I should've held up the wings a bit more when gluing it to keep the wings up, but I didn't. I might remelt the glue a bit and try again.

I have 30 of those battery boxes from a local business that bought replacements for their macbooks. So I can build plenty.

I was just planning on seeing how it flies first. If it comes out bad, I can build another one.
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