Radio Controlled Airplanes
We discussed about How to make a paper airplane and Rubber band powerd toy plane projects that you can try on and get an idea about how to flying an airplane. But those projects are very simple and used only very basics of flying machines. You can go further and build advance flying machines or toy airplanes. From here onward I will discuss on those topics. As a begining we will look at how to make a radio controller toy plane. When you build your own plane it is very important to think about how you are going to control that plane while its moving. Not like automobiles; planes or flying machines should have better controlling when it take off, landing and flying. When any machine moving through or on air, its movement is totally depend on how the air behave and how it changes.
Paper airplane (Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes) are very quick method of making toy airplane for kids. There are different kind of paper airplanes design available for you to try and test. Most of the paper airplane designs are very simple and anyone can make them and have a fun. I am planing to discuss few those designs here and with the minimum effort you can try them. For these plane designs, please select very light weight papers so that your plane will fly very smoothly. Kids’ Paper Airplane Book, The World Record Paper Airplane Book, Stationery Flight: Extraordinary Paper Airplanes, Alex Toys Fly’em High, Fly’em Fast Fold’n Fly Kit-Makes 18 Airplanes, Zoom! (reissue): The Complete Paper Airplane Kit (Trend Friends), Best Ever Paper Airplanes are good reference for more paper airplane designs.
As a simple start let’s make a rubber band powered toy plane as our first project. This is a very simple design which will guide you basic concept of flying machines or airplane. Before move into implementation of toy plane let’s try to understand the concept behind the flying. People have used different mechanism to fly and those are having their own advantages and disadvantages. This article explains in details different mechanism used and how they look likes. As you might already know, flying mean float on the air while moving forward or backward. Basically flying machines not take backward movement whereas by turning it can change the direction easily. To float on the air it should have some force against the gravitational forces or simply weight of the airplane. How we generate this lifting force, if you can find a mechanism to generate this force you can float on the air.
Before go into more details on how to make a toy plane, it is important to have a look at on how the history of airplanes changed. Having understanding of the variation of the development of the airplane you can easily understand the flying concepts. It is not very accurate if I said that “Wright brothers” made first flying machine. Before that various individuals had tried to fly using various methods. The Kite, Hot Air Balloons, Dirigible Airship (Airships: Dirigibles and Blimps), Airplane and Biplane (1/48 Stearman PT17 Bi-plane, Mic-O-Mic Bi-Plane) were developed and tested as flying mechanisms.