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Meet Lucas Weakley

Meet Lucas Weakley


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Seventeen-year-old Floridian Lucas Weakley has been an R/C aircraft enthusiast for the past eight years. Following his passion, he’s acquired a wealth of knowledge and has started designing and building his own planes. In true maker spirit, he also shares his knowledge on his biweekly YouTube show called BusyBee TV, which features reviews, how-tos, and all things R/C aircraft. Lucas recently made a 15-part video series for MAKE called Maker Hangar, in which he walks us through the step-by-step build of a robust plane named the Maker Trainer.

Check out all 15 Maker Hangar videos at

4 thoughts on “Meet Lucas Weakley

  1. Bill Gazzerro says:

    Please tell me how to get a copy of the plans for your Maker Trainer. I enjoyed the 15 videos and really want to build the model. I am 77 years old and just getting back into models from Control line as a teen. I like the electric even though it is a bit complex.
    Bill Gazzerro

    1. Goli Mohammadi says:

      Hi Bill,
      We’re glad you like the series! You can find all the episodes on the Maker Hangar page ( You can see the parts list here: And you can download the plans here: Good luck and let us know how it goes!

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I'm a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. I was an editor on the first 40 volumes of MAKE, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. In particular, covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

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