Flying Cinder Block

by FliteTest | August 22, 2011 | (15 Ratings) Posted in Projects

We love a challenge! It's time to put the physics of flight to the ultimate test. Can the Flite Test boys get a cinder block to lift off of the ground? We're just going to use average RC electronics and readily available building supplies found at the local home improvement store. The motor we used was very conservative. It was a Turnigy 50-65D 270kv with a 20 x 10 prop. This is propperly suited for a 12-15 lb (5.5 - 6.8 kg) plane. Our "Brixler" plane weighed almost 50 lbs (22.7 kg). Kudos to the Joshes for getting this thing off the ground! Total Flying Weight: 48 lbs (21.8 kg)  

Make sure you watch to the very end for a special little treat!

 

COMMENTS

wingspan100 on May 8, 2012
I liked that video!
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yedidya on December 11, 2012
Why didnt you used more then one motor?
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mountaindewdude76 on September 20, 2012
This was awesome! Please revisit this attempt.
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BirdMan9876 on April 23, 2015
Do you guys own that huge steam roller next to the runway!
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