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Post  mr_cox on Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:31 pm

Hello all!

I want to build this weekend a small plane to fly with a cox RC babe bee. I have to conves that i never build a wooden plane before and never used a Cox to power a plane. Embarassed

Now i am looking for a super simple plan to build my first RC plane. I prefer one that is not so quick and will glide to the air when the babe bee runs out of fuel. Also it would be nice if the wing could be build from a solid piece of balsa (or some more pieces)

Anyone an idea?

Thank you!

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Re: Looking for: Easy to build basic RC airplane plans

Post  PV Pilot on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:09 pm

Does it have to be wood Bas?. You can crank out a disposable foamie pretty quick,,just by the materials used.

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Re: Looking for: Easy to build basic RC airplane plans

Post  nitroairplane on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:15 pm

The lazy bee is great.
BUt maybe a Vic Smeed tomboy there straight forward and will be good with a babe bee.

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Re: Looking for: Easy to build basic RC airplane plans

Post  Surfer_kris on Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:08 pm

There is the "Grace" for instance, a postal plane on RCU; Grace

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Re: Looking for: Easy to build basic RC airplane plans

Post  andrew on Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:12 pm

The Honker is about as simple as they come.






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Re: Looking for: Easy to build basic RC airplane plans

Post  mr_cox on Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:04 am

Thank you for the plans! there have to be something that even i can build.

Something else as wood is fine to. However im not sure where to get the materials.

Hop I could build something this weekend.

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Post  nitroairplane on Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:29 am

If the wing confuses you it is possible to use an ACE foam wing and build from that.

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Post  andrew on Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:37 am

Here's an example of the wing construction. It uses a tapered sheet from SIG to build the Jedelsky airfoil, but you might be able to use a standard sheet of balse instead with the understanding that you'll be adding a bit of weight and the airfoil will not be as efficient.


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Re: Looking for: Easy to build basic RC airplane plans

Post  mr_cox on Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:20 pm

I did not yet manage to aquire parts to build an airplane, but I did manage to order 2 bottle's of model technics GN-25. And that at my local hobby shop! Last time i had to travel 150km to get a bottle.

Could someone explane how to build an wing with only a couple of sheets of balsa? And how do you get the V- shape in it?


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Post  nitroairplane on Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:23 pm

Well you need to be good at sanding as you sand the aerofoil into it.
that "V" shape is called dihedral you make the wing in 2 parts and glue them together at the recommended angle to get the dihedral.
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LA Stick

Post  John Goddard on Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:47 am

Now I've got the building Bug this will be my first plan to flight for 37 years ha.

It looks very easy Bastiaaan and there are loads of utubes of it some in your
neck of the woods too,

http://my.pclink.com/~dfritzke/lastick.pdf

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Re: Looking for: Easy to build basic RC airplane plans

Post  nitroairplane on Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:50 am

WoW John Badman doing a Stik!
Go with full 4 channel and no dihedral and the aerobatic capabilities will surprise you!
Well maybe not you as you have that huge Capiche but the surprised me before I got into 3d.

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Re: Looking for: Easy to build basic RC airplane plans

Post  John Goddard on Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:12 am

nitroairplane wrote:WoW John Badman doing a Stik!
Go with full 4 channel and no dihedral and the aerobatic capabilities will surprise you!
Well maybe not you as you have that huge Capiche but the surprised me before I got into 3d.

I got it BAAAd big Guy.
I'm sat in office waiting for Car park over the Marshes to open then me n
Rainbow is ooorf for a cheeky skive.
I started measuring the pee wee rc upfor it last night and started glueing wings of aerobic as well.
meantime it's a
Bit 'parky' out there but I've fuelled the Zippo just in case of hyperthermia

lol!

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Post  nitroairplane on Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:31 am

Cool!
Man the big bites hard, I keep my warmer going like 24/7 Smile

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Re: Looking for: Easy to build basic RC airplane plans

Post  andrew on Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:11 am

Here's another that's an easy build-up: Das Not Ugly (DNU). It's been built by quite a number of folks on the other forums. I've attached the JPG file, but have a tiled PDF if anyone is interested.

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Post  fit90 on Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:20 am

I second the DNU (Das Not Ugly). I am finishing one up now. I was going to do a build thread but it was such a fast and easy build that I was just about done with the frame up before I realized I had not taken any pics. It is a nice kit and you can get it from selecthobbies.com.

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Re: Looking for: Easy to build basic RC airplane plans

Post  John Goddard on Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:26 am

Looking forward to seeing it Roberto
Flying

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Honker Reborn

Post  modelmaker56 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:31 am

Wow, I have the original RCM in wich the Honker's plans were published... love it, think I'll build myself one again... 30 years later..lol... thanks for reminding me.. Very Happy
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Re: Looking for: Easy to build basic RC airplane plans

Post  John Goddard on Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:51 am

modelmaker56 wrote: Wow, I have the original RCM in wich the Honker's plans were published... love it, think I'll build myself one again... 30 years later..lol... thanks for reminding me.. Very Happy
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Hi TJ
Is that where you're from?
My Missus' family are from Miziara up near the Cedars a few generations back.
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Post  andrew on Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:56 am

modelmaker56 wrote: Wow, I have the original RCM in wich the Honker's plans were published... love it, think I'll build myself one again... 30 years later..lol... thanks for reminding me.. Very Happy
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The Honker Rocket is essentially a Honker (same wing and stab), but with a rakish rudder and sleeker fuselage. They were used for a time in 1/2A class racing during the mid-eighties.

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