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HOW TO – Build a flying wing for less than $5

HOW TO – Build a flying wing for less than

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The Hobby Guy has how to make a flying wing on the cheap (not counting some of the electronics)… He writes – “I am always happy to make things from cheap parts, especially when you add up all the money I spend on my hobbies. Building radio control airplanes from BlueCor (Fan Fold) foam board keeps cost down. In addition to being low cost, Fan Fold airplanes are fast to build and easy to repair. This build should take less than two hours, and sans electronics, cost under $5.00. Compare this to commercial kits, which start at $40.00 for a box of foam. Forty Dollars is not a bad price, very good in my book, but you can build eight wings for the same price…”Link.

4 thoughts on “HOW TO – Build a flying wing for less than $5

  1. l0ser says:

    Ah, yes, “sans electronics.” Great instructions, but you’re certainly not getting off the ground without a more significant investment.

    Spektrum DX6 Radio & Receiver ($199.99)
    UltraFly Frio 10 with speed Apollo 12 controller ($39.30)
    GWS 8×6 electric prop ($2.29)
    3Cell ElectriFly Lipo ($34)

    I suppose it’s nice that his Radio & Receiver link includes the radio, receiver, and servos, but “$5 flying wing” it ain’t.

  2. macrumpton says:

    For a really cheap RC unit including radio-batteries-motors-props you could just buy an Air Hogs Aero Ace (aka silverlit x-twin).

    For $25-30 you can get a great little plane with all the extras, plus there is a huge hacking community that has figured out how to reconfigure it into flying wings, hovercrafts, airboats, and a zillion different kinds of planes. You can see some of the results (and plans) here:

    and movies here:

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