Micro Plane Projects
Have you ever wondered what to do with broken micro planes?
Most micro planes have a lot of potential use in other plane designs. Because the micro planes are so light, when they crash, they don't break as spectacularly as their larger counterparts. Usually when micro planes crash, the board and electronics are fine. But the airframes are pretty fragile and don't last as long as the components.
Peter recycled all the parts in the small planes to build a Micro Nutball.
The Micro Nutball uses the combo "brick" (with servos, ESC, and receiver), push rods, control horns, a motor, and foam plates. It flies on a 1S 150mah battery.
To build the Micro Nutball, cut out the inner part of a plate. Score cut the elevator an inch into the plane, then fold it over and make a bevel cut. Make a cut at a 90-degree angle from both ends of the elevator and fold up to create the dihedral.
Cut the rudder from another foam plate and insert the rudder down the center of Nutball.
Score the stabilizer on the rudder and glue it on to the backside of the Micro Nutball. When you glue the brick control board, make sure you don't get any glue on the servo wheel spine.
Glue the motor to the front of the plane. Plug the motor in and cut a hole for the battery hatch. The CG on the Micro Nutball sits about where the control board sits.
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