Welcome to Airlight RC!
Here you will find free (personal use) PDF plans for low waste free flight and micro Radio Control (RC) Depron foamies, offering super light foam designs for self build. Even if you are new to RC and foam building, the designs will give you a very quick build of a super light aircraft!
First of all, the designs are shown as free flight 'chuckers' (un-motorised), for neutral flight testing indoors, so until the RC page is finished, bear in mind that you will need to add controls as you see fit. You will get hours of fun with them though, and they are ideal for introducing the novice builder to the fun of building and flying. I'm in the process of working out the positions and fitting of motors and control equipment, though given the sheer number of designs (over 100 at the last count, not all shown here) this will be a long process. If anyone has any ideas on this, please give me some feedback.
The current control systems are the Plantraco Rx/Tx systems from Micron Radio Control, with micro servos and actuators, but if you plan to scale the designs up you can use pretty much any small scale Rx/Servo setup. Hobby King also has the micro linear servos for the larger builds. I am interested in all and any new light RC systems, so let me know about your ideas so that I can include them here.
Take a look at the plans and let me know what you think. All and any positive contributions/discussions are very welcome, but if there's something you don't like or understand, let me know . They are intended to be a fun and easy way to get an aircraft flying, not for the 'serious' modeller, although there's no reason that anyone who likes to fly shouldn't get something out of them. Over time there should be enough different models that anyone can find something they'd like to try.
The next phase
I'd like to think that people will enjoy these designs, whether they chose to add controls or just make 'chuckers'. If anyone would like to try these, but doesn't have the will or the space to buy large sheets of Depron foam, please let me know. I'm looking into supplying these designs in kit form, with everything you will need to produce the free flight (unmotorised) or RC versions. If there is enough interest in this, I will put together a price for the kits. My experience with Depron would tell me that the best way would be to have multiple designs per kit, to allow easier packaging, so it would probably be a minimum of 5 or so designs.
For now, thanks for coming, I hope you will enjoy the offerings here.