Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft
- Maiden Flight
- Completed plane with original motor and propeller
- Thrust test with new motor and propeller - 1442g thrust!
- Maiden flight with new motor
- Second Flight Crash Aftermath - aluminum rod inside wings is bent
I've always had a passion for aerospace, and seeing my life from above has always been a dream of mine. A couple of months earlier, I decided it was finally time to step up and away from paper planes and model kits and create a flying machine that I could control. I soon stumbled upon AeroStuff FPV's video, which outlined a very approachable design for a FPV (First Person View) Aircraft made out of dollar store foam board.
After purchasing all of the materials, I assembled the plane and electronic parts. The original motor ended up being too weak for the propeller and the plane crashed from lack of thrust during the initial test flight. I upgraded to a stronger motor and smaller propeller, and conducted a thrust test by taping the plane to a skateboard. The thrust was now more than enough to push the entire plane upwards vertically. During the second flight, the aluminum rod keeping the wings flat began to bend, causing the plane to crash. I'm currently working on a new version of the plane with more aluminum parts for durability and weight reduction, and a GPS for automated flights and failsafe.