R/C Airplane from Tree Branch

by rcbif | May 28, 2019 | (3) Posted in Just Fun


This one is pretty self explanatory, but it was a fun build! I wanted to challenge myself a bit using non-standard build materials, so I headed to the firewood pile.

I could have selected the straightest branch I could find, but I found a nice ugly branch with a kink in the middle just asking to fly. As you'll see in the video, I used a few techniques to build the airplane square (angle-wise, not shape-wise) as possible, dealing with the organtic curves of the tree branch.  

As for the rest.....you'll just have to watch and find out.

(Tip - if you are time restricted, you can utilize youtube's play-speed setting very well with the build portion of this video. A nice feature for many videos.)

This is an open challenge to anyone looking to expand their experience working with unusual materials. 

Can you make an airplane out of an even uglier stick? 

Or even better yet, how else can you incorporate organic bits of junk into an airplane design? 

Maybe for a certain flite crew - Gilligan's Island Airplane challenge?



Jackson T on May 29, 2019
That plane flew way to good for a stick!
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The Hangar on May 30, 2019
Wow! That was awesome. Good job. Try it with a log now😂
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Thorondor95 on June 1, 2019
I know God is the world's best engineer, but this is not what I had in mind.
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amissall on June 2, 2019

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R/C Airplane from Tree Branch