Pizza Tray Glider with Cheap Kite frame #11

In this series I make a small RC glider from Styrofoam/polystyrene pizza trays and the fibre glass spars from a cheap kite. Today's test flights show some promise. I still think I may need to make the wings bigger to reduce the wing loading and improve lift. The fibre glass frame seems to be holding together well so far.

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Main components
Styrofoam pizza tray packaging
Fibre glass spars from a cheap kite from the 99p store
Gorilla glue
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Here are the eBay listings I have used, they are probably well out of date.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
Last time I bought servos I got 10 on this listing 10pcs SG90 9g micro small servo motor Robot Helicopter Airplane controls
Hubsan H107 Series KH107C-002 Supper Fly Charger Battery Sets 3.7V 240mAh

Main Tools
Sharp knife

Filmed using Canon Powershot SX60 HS
Edited using Serif MoviePlus X6

Allen Burbank's videos that helped inspire my effort
Scratch Built 18" Micro R/C DLG Glider
Home made 18" Micro R/C Glider

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RC upgrade New Bright Corvette
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RC Toy Projectile Launcher playlist
Pizza Trays Projects playlist
Pizza Tray De Havilland Mosquito
Pizza Tray Flying Car

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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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