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Old May 30, 2012, 06:05 PM
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School project desperate for rc contsruction help!!

Hey for a school project my guiding question is how can i design a plane that flies effectively. The only problem is i dont know how to. I bought a plane that i can take the electronics from. But i have to build a body!!! how do i make sure the plane flies, it has to. And how do u build a body? I bought some balsa wood but its so soft and breakable. I need a material that can last. Also how do u cover the plane. Are there any things not to do. Please tell me how i can go about this succesffully really need help and create a rc plane that really flies. Please help also how do u build wings im so clueless.
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Old May 30, 2012, 06:54 PM
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This is a fairly tall order. What is your time horizon?

Here's a good site for general building information:

Note in particular "Model Airplane Math and Design Theory"
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Old May 30, 2012, 10:39 PM
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Go foam.

Check out the Scratchbuilt Foamies section here. They'll get you pointed the right direction.
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Old May 31, 2012, 08:52 AM
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A scratchbuuilt foamie trainer would be the best choice for this I think. That would be something like the Blu Baby 33. This thread has a detailed build description for a that plane (or you can just cut the parts from the BB 33 plans):

Blu-Baby 33 Classic (Monoblockless) Kit, Plans, and Build Guide - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1541228

The BB 33 plans and thread are here:


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