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Can box plane

#1
2600 kv motor
4.1 4.1 propellor
2200mah battery

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Made from cardboard boxes in which drinks come in
I have yet to test it, can it fly?
 

JimCR120

Got Lobstah?
Site Moderator
#2
If you get that flying, it could be a whole other series of builds to follow. Oh the possibilities! I remeber as a kid wanting the toy in the cereal box. I never had thought the box itself would provide the fun.
 
#3
First test flight was a mild succes. It just seemed to want to pitch up and loose speed and crash, busted 1 prop. Im thinking a bigger prop and tail plane
 
#4
1488674050730.jpg here is the modified thing , as you can see tail plane is alot bigger. Also modified the skis, hopefully they now stop prop from busting. Also made the front a bit tapered so that prop wont just blow onto a wall.
 

rockyboy

Skill Collector
Mentor
#6
Cool experiment! From what you mention of the flight behavior, it's probably tail heavy - maybe lightning the back end a bit or lengthening the nose to put that motor a little further out front can help the next flight go longer.

Looking forward to the next flight report :)
 
#9
SECOND FLIGHT:
much better than first, whereas it flew maby 20 meters the first time now it flew 100 meters. Came crashing down again, broke a few barbeque sticks but their sacrifice saved the prop. 1488714423820.jpg 1488714507918.jpg
 
#10
Third and final flight:
Crashed into a snowman, busted the prop and obliterated landing gear. It flew better with the aerofoil things, but it is simply too heavy. I will now make an entirely new plane 1488725336051.jpg
 

PsyBorg

Fly Angry
Mentor
#12
If you get that flying, it could be a whole other series of builds to follow. Oh the possibilities! I remeber as a kid wanting the toy in the cereal box. I never had thought the box itself would provide the fun.
I am guessing you did not grow up and have Christmas in the 70's like I did. We used to take all the boxes and build forts to play with the new toys in. The boxes were always a huge part of Christmas when I grew up.

Experimenting with aircraft using boxes is a neat way to recycle things for a time. Keep at it you will get one to fly with enough attempts. Then the trick will be to keep modding to make it more effective and live longer to do more with it.