1905 Wright Flyer

by aidan35 | November 13, 2014 | (5) Posted in Projects

This is a kit I purchased from Radical Rc( http://www.radicalrc.com/shop/ ) in Dayton Ohio. It looks beautiful and has some amazing features. The wings warp in place of individual ailerons, the model is very scale, and all of the electronics are fairly cheep. I got this kit on a Monday, ordered parts on Tuesday, got the parts on friday and had the airframe built within the week. This is a very labor intensive kit, so if you have a lot of time it would be good for you. You have to stain all of the wood( i recomend doing this before removing the parts from the sheets), form the wings, bolt together the wing frame pieces and rubber band the wings on. The wings are made of a depron foam that is very sturdy and wont get mashed in a crash. when you form the wings you need to be careful that your heat gun isnt too hot or you will damage the foam. The kit is all 1/8 in laser cut hobby ply wood. I used a minwax stain on all of the parts which gave it a maple color.  

I used a heat gun to make the wings shape around the ribs with rubber bands on top.

 Wing One

 Wing two


Parts list

Motor- D2830-11 1000kv Brushless Motor x2

Esc- Turnigy AE-30A Brushless ESC x2

Battery- ZIPPY Flightmax 2450mAh 4S1P 30C

Servos for rudder and elevatorTurnigy TGY-9025MG Metal Gear Servo 1.8kg/11g/0.09  x2
Wing Warping Servo-Vigor VS-5M MG Servo 10g /1.2kg/0.17sec x2

Reciever- whatever works

Prop- 10X4.7 slow flyer


The assembly of the runners of the main airframe.


The bottom wing is on the runnersand held in place with rubber bands.

the model is fully assembled and now all I need is to put the electronics onboard. 


After the maiden flight I got my dad to film for me. I didnt feel comfortable with a hand launch so I brought my skateboard with me to use as a launch vehicle. I plan on making one that is much more refined in the future but it worked well. The maiden flight was really stressful because I have put about 80 hours of work into this plane. Here is the final product in flight.



NoUsername on July 19, 2015
Most excellent building. The Wright Brothers would have been proud in your finished build and attempt to fly the distance you gained. Using your skateboard was a stroke of brilliance. Great Job.
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Tri blades on July 19, 2015
Wow It dosent look like it would even fly nice job
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jrvalentin62 on July 19, 2015
GREAT JOB. Nice detail. I'd like to try one if only to hang from my ceiling. (After at least one flight)
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aidan35 on July 20, 2015
You really should. It's beautiful in the air. The video doesn't do it justice
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808aerosquadron on July 21, 2015
We told Orville it would never work and even if it did, there would be no recreational, commercial or military use for the thing.

Seriously, beautiful work and she looks great in the air. I especially like your launching trolley.

Well done.
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jttv on July 22, 2015
In 1882 a friend of Hiram Maxim "Hang your chemistry and electricity! If you want to make a pile of money, invent something that will enable these Europeans to cut each others' throats with greater facility.'' -Hiram went on to make the worlds first portable machine gun

"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value"
— Marshal Ferdinand Foch., 1911 (Allied Généralissime during the First World War), The same year the Italians used planes for photo-reconnaissance, and bombing roles during the Italo-Turkish War

"No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris ... [because] no known motor can run at the requisite speed for four days without stopping."
— Orville Wright, c. 1908.

My point some people try to discourage others so they wont have to see change or put them out of business... others tell you how yo capitalize on a situation, and others fail to see the potential or future of their discovery.
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Nicost275 on July 28, 2015
Wow great job! Thats something to be proud of!
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NYCBobby on November 26, 2019
Really fantastic. Beautiful looking too. I love the skateboard takeoff. I built a Guillow's static model of the Wright Flyer, it's a beautiful model but to see it actually fly is gorgeous beyond words. Keep rocking.
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1905 Wright Flyer