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Crad board plane ?????

Discussion in 'Pilots Lounge' started by RCmaniac3, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. RCmaniac3

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    Cardboard plane?????

    any one made a rc plane out of cardboard not foam but cardboard can it be done
     
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    Hmm.. i suppose the possibility is there.. Id be worried about 2 things, how thick it needs to be to prevent buckling, and how heavy that thick board would be.. Foam is much lighter and much more durable, seems like a no brainer to me. If your curious about building your own plane go to a hardware store and pick up a sheet of 4 inch blue insulating foam, and then you can either buy or build a carving bow to form the foam. Thats the cheapest way to build your own. We used this method to build Gremlin combat planes when I was a kid, foam wings carved using a wing template and square PVC pipe for the fuse!
     
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    I've got foam but I've seen it done and I was going to try it my self
     
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    This is my card board plane the tape is only for now I have to glue every thing and paint it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have kept checking back into this thread and BAM! There we go, finally a cardboard plane has been posted!!!! LOL. So funny.
     
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    Hmmmm... I too have been watching, but ummm... I dunno?
     
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    I have build a paper plane once, a small one..(not folded) it was supposed to have controls and everything but I never got arround finishing it.. I think I still have it in the basement, I'll post a pic when I find it..
    I build it from a plan I found on the internet..
     
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    Not the best picture, but here it is. made out of standard size paper, somewhere under the tape up front is a small motor. And i had some weight in the cockpit to simulate the weight of the receiver and battery, so the cg was right, just to have a test glide and it worked. now after being in my basement for some time il looks like cr@p , but if a paper plane can work, I guess a cardboard plane should wordk too, all depends on how you build it..
    :haveaniceday:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow nice I picked up a cox models sky cruiser today I plan to use those electronics when the airframe wears out.
     
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    I wasn't going to make any thing a complex a that, I was just going to make a delta wing
     
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    Well try and see if you can.
     
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    I haven't got loads of cardboard any more but I do have massive pieces of chipboard or wood for people who don't know what chipboard is
     

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