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Help! Plane recommendation for carrying by bike?

#1
Hi, currently I'm using a FT P40 with a power pack C. The field I've been trying to fly at is encompassed by a walking track and tends to usually have people walking around. The closest field that would be much better is about 10 miles away, but I don't have a car. Do you guys know of any easily portable designs that might work better? I'm using 1800 mAh 3s batteries, so if I need to buy different motor and esc for a smaller plane that's fine
 

Piotrsko

Well-known member
#4
2 piece wings? I had a 5pc glider once that I made to fit in the tour pack of my harley. Nothing was over 20 inches long. Triple wall cardboard box for transport.
 

Hai-Lee

Old and Bold RC PILOT
#7
Hi, currently I'm using a FT P40 with a power pack C. The field I've been trying to fly at is encompassed by a walking track and tends to usually have people walking around. The closest field that would be much better is about 10 miles away, but I don't have a car. Do you guys know of any easily portable designs that might work better? I'm using 1800 mAh 3s batteries, so if I need to buy different motor and esc for a smaller plane that's fine
As @FDS mentioned I use a trailer for my bicycle and It carries my tools, spare parts, and a number of planes at the same time.

It just uses recycled parts. Mine has wheels from an old bicycle, an Ironing board, and a couple of foam crates. Total cost was only in time and that was not all that much. The most planes I have carried at one time was 15 when I was doing a delivery to a local retail shop. Largest plane was a 2 wing span metre glider, (wings detachable of course). The only real issue is that when the load is high, (around 200 pounds), going up hills is a real struggle. Going down hills is very easy but hard on the brakes!

If your bike has a luggage carrier you could make either panniers or even a set of saddle bags to fit over the luggage carrier.

Your only restrictions are your imagination and your budget!

Have fun!
 

LitterBug

Troll Spammer
#8
I've been trying to figure out how to get my Surfer2000 to the field a mile from my house by bike. Think it would be more practical to do one of my Nano Skyhunters or Nano Goblins strapped to my backpack instead.
 

Piotrsko

Well-known member
#9
Your only restrictions are your imagination
I agree. once transported a 25 gallon show aquarium between me and the ol lady on the harley, and took a 9 x12 oriental rolled up rug between a honda 125 and my sporty. In Retrospect, the rug might have been stoopid.
I might suggest a kid trailer
 

The Fopster

Well-known member
#10
I like Piotrsko's idea. Make a strong cardboard box you can use like (or fit into) a backpack. Anything you can fit inside is good to go. Removable wings for the win! Original FT Spitfire is easy to do with removable wings if you can box it up. Or keep it simple and build one of the wing designs...