how to make a larg RC model?

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by yaniv, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. yaniv

    yaniv Active Member

    any one know any site or any king of information how i can turn some of the halinski models into RC plane in 1/16 or 1/24?
  2. paulhbell

    paulhbell Guest

    Hi, Yaniv. I have got a web site on my 'fav list' on my other computer. It's for park jet and prop's, all scales. I'll post it in a bit.
  3. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    It shouldn't be that hard to stick RC equipment into a paper aircraft, (or, is it?)
  4. paulhbell

    paulhbell Guest

    Try this web site FREE Plans Page

    Some great free plans on that site that can be converted to be used with card.

    I think I've posted this on here before for someone else.
  5. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

  6. c wiseman

    c wiseman New Member

    Hey my 1st post! I usually just lurk, trying to learn from all of you but this is a topic I can actually add to.

    There is an R/C forum I am part of that builds airfraft out of fan fold foam,(the blue/gree/pink stuff that is wrapped around houses during construction to insulate them) here in the US.

    In the UK and Europe a material called depron (used as underlayment for wood/laminate floors) is more common for building. the link to the group is Foamies (Scratchbuilt) - RC Groups

    There are many threads that deal with making R/C models from paper model plans like Fiddler's Green, some of them are breathtakingly beautiful (Search for Mechrick's Pfalz D-III) some of the builders (search for posts by vyceroy) specialize in making R/C plans from such plans.

    Adapting paper models to R/C is HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!!!!! I you keeep it light it is relatively inexpensive (much cheaper than the micro R/C talked about on these forums, but there is another section on R/C groups dedicated to micro flying)

    I am currently building a Fokker DVII from FG plans to R/C I will warn you that I discovered paper modeling years ago, found Fiddler's Green, then discovered foamie R/C. Ask yourself if your ready for another addiction? :rolleyes: Personally I am waiting for Congress to put more hours ito each day...Yeah that would be the ticket. Who needs sleep anyway.

    BTW Hello All

    Chris Wiseman
  7. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Hello! Welcome to the fold :) We have a section here for r/c too - maybe you can bring some of your knowledge to help out :)
  8. Deepshark5

    Deepshark5 New Member

    Its actually possible to build an r/c model out of card - who knew ?

    The one method I have seen involves corrugated cardboard covered in clear tape. This was on the SPAD website (Simple Plastic Aircraft Design). SPADs are usually made of coreflute/twinwall, and drainpipe or u-section aluminium. But some enterprising builders use corrugated cardboard - dude down in Argentina made a twin(!) r/c combat ship. Great advantage is strength and cheapness.

    the other way that I saw was - build a model the size you want, and ensure its both strong and light. Then - and this is the good bit - gently brush the model with fibreglass resin, and allow to dry. Do this at least 3-4 times, and be willing to sand down gently smooth surfaces like wings or hulls. Spray-paint. Wa-la ! A smooth skinned, thin walled model that weighs nearly nothing but is incredibly strong.

    Hope this helps !
  9. dwfunk4475

    dwfunk4475 New Member

    flying paper models

    I'm into the space modeling aspect, and just have to have the models actually fly. Detailing is not a chore with paper modeling and the indoor flyers and electric park flyers are an excellant source of micro electronics and controls with out adding too much weight.


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