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Maker Hangar is a 15-part video series by Lucas Weakley.

In Episode 15 of Maker Hangar, the last episode in the series, Lucas Weakley goes over some additional modifications you can make to your plane to make it fly better and do more things. We learn how to install a rudder control, how to install landing gear (this is still a work in progress), how to install a bomb dropper, how to program flaperons, and we also see what other things to do in the R/C hobby that can add to your skills. And finally, Lucas shows us to some very cool R/C YouTube channels that make great videos.

Download the modifications PDF.

Links referenced in this episode:
(14:54) KK2 Board Stabilization
(17:04) Getting Started in FPV Guide:
(17:33) FPV Flying Wing Course
(17:55) Flitetest
(18:04) Experimental Airlines
(18:14) StoneBlue Airlines
(18:23) BusyBee TV

MAKE and Lucas Weakley have teamed up to bring you Maker Hangar, a 15-episode tutorial series that will teach you everything you need to know to build and fly this custom RC plane, the Maker Trainer.

New installments will air every Tuesday and Thursday through August. Also, be sure to join us on the Maker Hangar Google+ Community page to share your ideas, comments, photos and video and details for your own RC plane project builds.

Lucas Weakley is a 17-year-old Eagle Scout who will be a senior next year in the Engineering and Manufacturing Institute for Technology (EMIT) at Forest High School in Ocala, Fla. Lucas became interested in flight and got his first RC plane for his ninth birthday. Recently he’s been designing and building his own planes and hosts an R/C aircraft YouTube show called BusyBee TV. Lucas also has his own aerial videography company called TopView Aerials.

For more information about the series, as well as archived videos, head to the Maker Hangar page.

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.



  1. Sam Reynolds says:

    It was a great video series Lucas. I am hoping you will do it again.

  2. Sherry Huss says:

    Excellent series Lucas! Looking forward to meeting you at World Maker Faire New York!

  3. EdB says:

    Next needs to be a budget multi-rotor setup and training series.

  4. Were is the PDF for the add-ons?

  5. Really good job Lucas ! Thanks a lot for share your knowledge and enthusiasm.
    Can’t wait for a tricopter series !
    Ernesto Barreto (from Brazil)

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