DIY RC airplane 2020 | A better explanation

This article is an extension of the YouTube video, here you’ll find some more information to understand your project better and finish it, including a explanation video that shows you how to connect and set up the electronics.

Notes about this design

This is a homemade rc airplane made with very simple materials, in fact is not very durable due to the poor material used, however it is a great practice or option if you only have this material available. I recommend using a high density foam, which is stronger and will stand hits and more crashes. If you’re making an RC airplane for the first time I recommend building this design instead.

Features of this model
Styrofoam build

It’s a really simple design with simple materials.

Really cheap
This is the cheapest one

Of all our designs this will be the cheapest one but also depending on the material quality more or less durable.

For beginners

It doesn’t take too long to finish so you’ll be having fun in no time.

The project's video
More about the DIY RC airplane

[1] The list of components you’ll need:

✈ Kit, motor, esc and propellers (select 1400 KV )

✈ X4 9g servos

✈ 3S battery (Due to some regulations you better off buying the batteries from a local store or pay the extra for shipping)

✈ Lipo battery charger

✈ FlySky i6 Radio and receiver (Choose mode 2)

✈ XT60 battery conector (or depending of your batteries)

✈ Soldering iron

✈ Soldering wire

✈ 40mm wheels

✈ Extra propellers


[2] You are in the article right now, down below you’ll find the video that explains everything else about connections and radio set up, you’ll need to register for free to access the video.

[3] Decalage angle or angle of incidence is the angle between the main wing and horizontal stabilizer and also the mean datum line of the fuselage, the maximum angle between the wing and the H. stabilizer in this DIY plane should not exceed 5º

[4] The center of gravity is explained in detail in this video

[5] The control surfaces

Extended videos

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If you’re using the Flysky radio then this is the perfect video to finish and understand your project, if you’re using any other brand don’t worry because the menu and set up process is similar in all computer radios.

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Extended videos
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