Let’s motorise that cheap plane kit




Elnufo commented on my fan driven toy delivery van that it might be fun to mount that electric drive unit into an aeroplane body which is hung down from the ceiling. With the string placed at the centre of gravity that will work just fine 🙂
I decided to modify the fighter plane kit that my grandson assembled before Christmas and use a single AAA battery to power it. That was a bad move as you will see as it makes the plane too heavy and it is underpowered so I might have another go sometime with a LiPo battery.

If you have a question it is probably worth reading this video description first because the answer may already be here. To help you find my videos I made two search guides https://youtu.be/ceBSOoOHcgw or https://youtu.be/Zj4UgwkwYRk or checkout my playlists page https://www.youtube.com/user/GrandadIsAnOldMan/playlists?flow=grid&view=1

Main components
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Here is the fan driven van https://youtu.be/NOKfHluGMYI
Here is the Fighter Plane kit https://youtu.be/SP9w2BezCCc
The Oral B motor is covered in this video https://youtu.be/rAkSnCSv0Lk
The eBay link for the propeller is http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291043236498

Main Tools
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Hot Glue Gun
Soldering Iron

Filmed using
FujiFilm FinePix S4800

Edited using
Serif MoviePlus Starter Edition

Related playlists
Aircraft playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB0nZItxE_78EJP0F99Ghaki
Oral B Toothbrush motor playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB0bsGC0JThAhfhgShEFUOfa

I have over 2000 videos on YouTube covering a wide range of subjects. To find them follow my search guides https://youtu.be/ceBSOoOHcgw or https://youtu.be/Zj4UgwkwYRk or see my playlists page https://www.youtube.com/user/GrandadIsAnOldMan/playlists?flow=grid&view=1
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.
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Flights

Air Charter
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