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Giant RC plane runs on a Weed Wacker motor
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Instructables member nickademuss shows us how to make an RC plane with an 8 foot wingspan out of corrugated plastic and a 25cc Weed Wacker engine.

I love Radio controlled airplanes and have built several kinds from balsa to this large scale plastic one. This one is made from $25.00 worth of plastic I bought locally at a sign company. The plastic is Coroplast or corrugated plastic, its cheap and builds fast. You could also use old election signs, you just need to paint them or make a patchwork airplane. Total cost with radio and motor was around 350 bucks.

Anyone have any post-election yard signs lying about?

8 Ft Wingspan Coroplast RC Piper Cub flown by 25cc Weed Wacker Motor

8 thoughts on “Giant RC plane runs on a Weed Wacker motor

  1. Last year I had the ocasion to play with a device very simliar to the Trackmate, which also had images projected over it’s surface. It was exposed in Barcelona’s Science Museum, and I think it was developed by a local Univeristy. It’s name was Reactable:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm_FzLya8y4

    I think that the Trackmate is good start point for those who want to have their own trackable instrument : )

  2. Nice to see that the whole world hasn’t been taken over with ARF airplanes. All the R/C enthusiasts I grew up with expected that you had technical skill, were interested in building your own, even if it started as a kit, because you needed that knowledge to get it back airworthy after the inevitable crashes. Somewhere in the last decade the R/C aircraft world got into this throwaway society where you buy them fully assembled except for the servos and engine, crash them once and go buy a new one.

    Thanks for showing that except for the radio system, a plane can be put together very inexpensively!

  3. Weed wacker’s are known as different names. Although it is different named but it’s capabilities are same.It may different from each other but it is not a large difference among them. Actually it has a great significant on removing the grasses. Thanks for your article.

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