Easy Drone Scratch Build

by bixler13 | May 23, 2012 | (10) Posted in Projects

The Easy Drone is a remote control airplane that I designed myself for fpv. It is a very easy build and flies really good. The plane is very stable and gets good lift. Although it is intended for fpv, it does not need to be flown fpv. If you are not into fpv planes, this would be a great plane to build and fly. 

Wingspan: 60 inches
Root Cord(including ailerons): 10.5
Root Cord(not including ailerons): 9
Airfoil: 5X60


length:5 incl. elevator
Middle vert stab height: 5
Side vert stab height: 3.5

Total Length: 44.5
Carbon Spar Length(from trailing edge of wing to leading edge of elevator): 18.5
Material: Dollar Tree Foam board and Home Depot 1/2 inch pink foam for airfoil
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schraut5 on May 29, 2012
Sweet looking plane! Looks like it flew well too!
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subsonichobby on January 3, 2013
Just started to design a RC plane.... http://subsonichobby.blogspot.com/2012/12/diy-subsonicdrone-v1.html .... Any advice? Thrust angle?
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sprout_less on June 1, 2012
I am currently building it, and it looks sweet, but did you ever mention the center of gravity?
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bixler13 on June 1, 2012
1/4-1/3 of the root chord is what i use for rectangle style wings. So about 3 inches back from the leading edge of the wing.
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House Of Noob on June 6, 2012
I saw someone else who put the tape on (ailerons) smoothly and easily by using a credit card like a squeegee.
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sprout_less on June 6, 2012

Love the plane.
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Easy Drone Scratch Build