First Scratch Built Plane
The inspiration for this plane came from a desire to take aerial videos with a forward facing view that didnít have a propeller in the shot. After a few days of thinking, a design finally came to me and I then modeled the plane in Google Sketchup. The construction time for the plane was approximately a month.
The plane has a wingspan of 64 inches and weighs 3 pounds 10 ounces with the battery. The plane uses an E-flite 15e motor and a 30 amp speed controller and carries a 3200mah 3s battery pack. The plane has five channels: elevator, rudder, aileron, throttle, and flaps.
The first flight was a success! The plane only needed a little bit of aileron trim. Besides that it flew perfectly. I also performed a few flights with a camera mounted on the front of the plane. The video turned out ok, but I need to get a better video camera due to the fact that the video quality of my current camera is not up to the quality standards that I would like.
I also came up with a name for my aircraft. I call it the BX-1 Surveyor. B for the first initial of my last name, X for experimental, 1 because it is the first plane that I have ever built and Surveyor because the plane is designed to carry a camera.
If you would like more info on the plane, feel free to contact me.
|Category||Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Discussion||First ap from scratch built plane||cars4fun2001||Aerial Photography||8||Dec 11, 2006 03:32 PM|
|My First Blue Foam Scratch Built Plane||Randy Due||Foamies (Kits)||23||Dec 20, 2003 03:11 PM|
|My first experimental scratch built plane||Nurbs||Parkflyers||25||Nov 01, 2003 12:05 PM|
|"Plan to plane", my very first scratch built||Thomas Manson||Parkflyers||9||Jul 04, 2003 06:53 AM|
|My First Scratch Built Plane - Thanks Hoppy||Andycart||Foamies (Kits)||12||Nov 12, 2002 03:22 AM|