When I modified this toy fighter plane a month ago, I tried to use a single AAA battery to power it but that proved to be too heavy and underpowered. Tonight I replaced the motor with another toothbrush motor to keep the power down, but used a good LiPo to power it and ended up with another overpowered toy like the one I did last night. I start the video with a talk about the nanocopter I am pinching the LiPo from so you might want to skip to about 3:16 if you want to get to the rebuild work.
The previous version is here https://youtu.be/cm0RjbYhsrY
Last night’s over powered plane with a bigger motor is here https://youtu.be/hFTwu69BokU
If you liked this you might like my Fan driven Delivery Van
Part #1 is here https://youtu.be/1vfmToAzus4
Part #2 is here https://youtu.be/NOKfHluGMYI
Part #3 is here https://youtu.be/8JyYryUkOQk
Cheap plastic kit plane
Motor from an Oral B Pulsar vibrating toothbrush
The eBay link for the propeller is http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291043236498
This plane is actually heavier than last night’s version because I put so much hot glue in it the first time, trying to move the centre of gravity forwards. It is 35 grammes.
Hot Glue Gun
FujiFilm FinePix S4800
Serif MoviePlus Starter Edition
Here is my helpfile for getting that weight off the shaft of the vibrating toothbrush motor https://youtu.be/rAkSnCSv0Lk?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB2v0vxMJyZ9cPweAGx1FK6e
Aircraft playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB0nZItxE_78EJP0F99Ghaki
Oral B Pulsar Toothbrush motor playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB0bsGC0JThAhfhgShEFUOfa
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Generally my projects are for my grandchildren to enjoy. OK, I enjoy them too. If anybody else likes them, that is a bonus. I like to keep my work as simple and basic as possible so that it can be copied easily and improved by anybody who wants to try themselves. I recycle or repurpose items rather than buy new and when I do buy I like to keep it cheap.