Honda Trainer - FREE PLANS

by IC Aeronautics | April 5, 2019 | (3) Posted in Projects







To the Flite Test Community;

Caleb has done it, he has successfully designed, built, tested and released his Honda Trainer to the community.  With over a month in production the hard work has finally paid off.  In this article will you find his success story through the maiden video above, and the how to build along to support those who plan to build and fly his Honda Trainer DIY aircraft.  Through this process Caleb has really embraced the Aircraft design cycle, from research to testing.  This process has also gave him a greater appreciation for what engineers have to go through to create general aviation machines.  Thus leading him instead of engineering, to be the one flying the aircraft!  Caleb is hands down are best pilot, he puts in the work everyday to get better at his craft.  Understanding how a plane flies goes along way, and it shows in the classroom.

Due to Caleb's efforts, we are proud to announce that he was awarded the District 9 AMA Camp Scholarship.  Traveling to Indiana this summer to fly with the best has made this whole effort worth it.  Energized more then ever, Caleb is planning to pursue a Flight School following high school, earn a degree, capture flight hours flying bush planes in Alaska, and completing his journey as being a commercial pilot.  Only a junior, we are fortunate to have his leadership and skills one more year.

Here they are, download and have fun and alway, share your Honda trainer builds; https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kcCT6z9gtJBdmpx6UL9BfkESi5LSXB6o/view

For more information about the SVVSD Innovation Center please visit: http://innovation.svvsd.org/ 

Thank you for watching and support our program and students!

COMMENTS

dgrigor02@yahoo.com on April 8, 2019
Are there any untiled plans ? I'd like to play around with scaling it larger.
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IC Aeronautics on April 9, 2019
We can put some in sometime Tuesday.

Thanks

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Fred2510 on April 8, 2019
Why are there 2 fuselages ? A sleekish "ugly stick" type one on top then the big Klunky one slung below it?
Is it even necessary? Wire would have given undercarriage a plenty
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IC Aeronautics on April 9, 2019
Easy there buddy! Student design based on the https://www.pinterest.com/pin/453034043761192456/ , that was the easiest way to fit it all together on just 4 boards. The under fuselage provides more room to add more equipment on there like a bigger battery, landing gear, FPV setups, etc. As well as why not? Thanks for commenting though.
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checkerboardflyer on April 11, 2019
Looks like you painted right over the water resistant FT foam board and it looks very good. What kind of paint did you use? I like the openings in the rear of the fuselage. Adds a nice visual touch.
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IC Aeronautics on April 13, 2019
Thanks for the comment, that was our favorite part of the plane too, that and the wing. As for spray paint, we use the walmart 2X spray paint, typically semigloss of flat paints work the best. We stay away from rustoleum or high gloss paint. We always do a light coat first, then come back and spray paint it again.
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timmustang on April 12, 2019
Guess I will be the first to make the ever so popular comment of - wish I had a class like this when I was in school! I have two sons who are super into building things and I will for sure be building this plane with them.
Caleb - thanks for your hard work and dedication to a project and seeing it through! You have no idea that in the working world, its hard for adults to put forth an effort like you have shown. Keep exploring, keep pushing your personal limitations, always ask for help when needed, you will go far!
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IC Aeronautics on April 13, 2019
Thank you for a great comment Tim! Would love to see you final builds of this plane.


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Chancey21 on May 12, 2019
I believe this is based off the Hydrothrax Push Pull Concept
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Air-headed Aviator on June 20, 2019
Coming back with my with my review- this plane is quite exceptional. I can’t say I’ve flown too many planes, but this model definitely has all the traits I was looking for in a big wing slow flyer. Its stable, its easy, yet it has great authority with the controls and never feels sluggish. The last big wing plane I flew was the Storch and I definitely think this out performs it. Caleb did an excellent job designing this plane, and it has me wanting to keep one around for a while.
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Honda Trainer - FREE PLANS