Pizza Tray Delta Twin Engine RC Plane FAIL

I was hoping to make a twin engine Delta wing plane using the IR receiver from a toy helicopter to control it, but I fried the receiver drawing too much current through it for the bigger motors I had used. I had several comments about IR not being a good choice for a plane so I fitted my normal RC gear and you can see the result is too heavy and under powered. If I wanted to get this flying I will have to strengthen the front end to take a more powerful motor, but I doubt that I will bother.

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.

Filmed using FujiFilm FinePix S4800
Edited using Serif MoviePlus Starter Edition

The radio control transmitter and receiver listing
Last time I bought servos I got 10 on this listing
Brushed motor ESC listing
For the motors I suggest you search for “3.7V Coreless Motor”

The original video for this plane is here

I will add this new video to my Failed Projects playlist

Radio Control Remote Control playlist
Hot Wire Styrofoam Plane–01eR1NU_K2RCbH3R8
Another Plane from Scrap Foam

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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.


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