• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Recycled Cardboard Spear

Hi All,
Only recently got into the hobby. Was impressed by the Pizza Box Challenge. Decided to do my own version. I had a load of cardboard boxes laying around after moving house so I decided to make an FT Spear. I made it 75% scale to get it to fit on the boxes I had. I have maidened it and was super pleased with how it flew. It took a few attempts to get it going but fly's well now. :)

The last part of the Maiden Flight is here:

It was great fun to make and super cheap. I would strongly recommend to anybody.


Looks great! What motor are you using?

Tempting to head down to the recycling room to get some cardboard immediately :)

I wonder if it would be possible to create a chuck glider? The flying wings seems easier to get structurally sound but are harder to throw :)
I am using a QAV 2206 2200kv motor on 3s battery. Works well! Can put it vertical and climb straight up 😊

Yeah, you could definitely make a chuck glider using corrugated cardboard. You just need to be careful about how you bend it. Bending across the 'grain' gives you max stregth. I found scoring the top level of the cardboard and pressing the edge of wooden plank into the score gives a really good bend.

My wing is a little heavy so I want to make another that is lighter. I think I used too much hot glue.