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Delta Starfighter - Scratch Build

Croom

Freehand Scratch Builder
#1
Flight Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2HqEmsvCGg

Dimensions/specs video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4Jg9o7TYro&list=UUot5Q3Aw3oIE7uqcVSLnyFA

Website: http://aileronrc.wordpress.com/

Youtube: www.youtube.com/croom248

Hello everyone! I'm Croom from AileronRC and I love to scratch build. The first plane I built was RCTESTFLIGHT's Delta Fighter, using a build-along video. Ever since, I've been hooked on building, building, building (Flyng, and sometimes crashing). I have a website and youtube channel dedicated to RC planes (and some other items). If you would like to build this plane with more detailed instructions, just leave a comment below, and I will be glad to make a build- along video.

How it flies/what level of experience is needed:

This plane flies generally well in small areas, about the size space where you would fly an ultra micro. In fact, it flies just like one, although slightly bigger. These characteristics give it a top speed at full throttle of about 20-30 mph, nothing too fast, and a compact size. I reccomend this as a second or third plane, and the level of experience is beginner-intermediate, as it has elevons.

Parts List:

2 micro 5 gram servos

10 amp ESC

3 cell 350-500 mah Lipo Battery

Power Up 250 Slofly Motor

1 Sheet of Dollar Tree Foam board

Receiver and transmitter of your choice

Carbon rod (optional)

Popsicle sticks

Hot Glue Gun

Easy Route: All of these electronics can be ordered from Headsuphobby in a nifty package for around $40 (not including transmitter and receiver) Link: http://headsuphobby.com/MiniBipe-Power-Package-D-504.htm?categoryId=-1

The total cost (including a spektrum receiver) should be around $80, but there are cheaper receivers out there. I buy 1 and switch it around in my planes so I don't have to spend the extra money.

Building time: around 1-2 hours, depending how fast you cut

Building experience: none! Extremely easy and fast to build. Plus, the airfoil costs a whopping $1

Steps to building:

1. Cut out bottom foam piece

2. Cut out top piece tracing bottom piece to create a KF airfoil

3. Cut out vertical stabilizers

4. Glue top piece (and carbon rod) to bottom and bevel leading edge to create your KF airfoil

5. Glue on vertical stabilizers and popsicle sticks

6. Cut out propeller shaft

7. Glue on electronics

8. There is no step 8, you are done!

Here are some pictures:



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