In this series I make a small RC glider from Styrofoam/polystyrene pizza trays and the fibre glass spars from a cheap kite.
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Styrofoam pizza tray packaging
Fibre glass spars from a cheap kite from the 99p store
Pretty coloured packing tape
Scrap plastic container lid
Kite string - It came with the kite and I think it may be terylene
The RC receiver and servos I use are much too heavy but that is what I have available
1S LiPo battery
Clearly many parts of the world do not have polystyrene pizza trays. They are just the packaging that my local supermarkets use for pizzas. I use them because they are free and would otherwise be thrown away. You could use any polystyrene or styrofoam packaging you can find or even buy foam board from model shops. The foam I am using is about 5mm thick.
Here are the eBay listings I have used, they are probably well out of date. I am not endorsing these products I am just answering the questions people have asked. I recommend you do your own search as prices and specifications will vary.
FlySky FS-T4B transmitter & Receiver http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190888163364
Last time I bought servos I got 10 on this listing 10pcs SG90 9g micro small servo motor Robot Helicopter Airplane controls http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291596081877
Hubsan H107 Series KH107C-002 Supper Fly Charger Battery Sets 3.7V 240mAh http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131268572012
Filmed using HTC One Mini mobile phone
Edited using Serif MoviePlus X6
Here is a selection of related playlists
DLG Pizza Tray Glider with Cheap Kite frame playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB3JAFc7f5qk95lpdSMOXDHw
Aircraft playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB0nZItxE_78EJP0F99Ghaki
Radio Control Remote Control playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB13Xcquw4Ff09MQzTPjeVkI
Radio Control Cars - Grandad Style https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB0hs_uRx0mCbsNsQSKE0i_3
RC Ducted Fan Boat https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB3d0TvbCZftqbS4Fh-1911Q
RC Converting my Playmobil Conlines Titan Cargo Ship to RC https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB3oBfGysVG4ebHEe7JOfDuE
RC upgrade New Bright Corvette https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB32Nv7aIGH_EvNJ6L8j3Luv
RC Rescue Recovery boat https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB1WH8Pe1q86jf25zcTZ7ViB
RC Toy Projectile Launcher playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB3NKaSR_hI1gTUBtOyUvthu
Pizza Trays Projects playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB04GN5yvwwJipBl8tm3-LcD
Pizza Tray De Havilland Mosquito https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB2vw43V2xKeu1I-C2y1QKbn
Pizza Tray Flying Car https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB1XmUrtUx1ZmUtvWF3rmkm9
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