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.
My 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 latest additions are the new 100's page and some designs for tiny flyers, based on a 100mm square of your favourite building material. These are for 2mm depron, but you could adjust the slots for anything. These have been inspired by Martin Newell's 'Thumbkin' on RC Groups, but there is no similarity to his great little plane (apart from the profile version). Having built a couple of these, I can tell you they are lots of fun, easy to build and will give young and old ones a great thrill at seeing something this small fly like this.
There are some new things coming to the site over the next few months, and the first is the ability to translate the pages using the Google Translate function below the menu. This should allow almost anyone to freely see what the site is about and use it in the way it was intended, to get involved and show off anything you create.
The intention was always to use this as a learning resource, so I'm working on adding some new pages with info and links about model/full size flight and material/RC kit data. I make no claim to being an expert, but many people out there have posted fantastic amounts of information that any newby (or seasoned flyer?) might love to come across, like I did.
For now, thanks for coming, I hope you will enjoy the offerings here.