Pizza Tray Pteranodon Flight Tests – sandpaper makeover




To reduce the weight I gave my Pteranodon a good going over with a sandpaper block. The wings are much thinner and that allowed me to reduce the ballast weight at the front too. I didn't think to weigh it before I started so I don't know how much difference I made but it does feel noticeably lighter. Unfortunately the peg in the nose worked loose so I could not use the catapult launch but it looked pretty good with hand launches so maybe tomorrow... My daughter did the filming again today and the commentary !!

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Main components
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Polystyrene pizza tray
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.

Main Tools
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Hot Glue Gun
Sharp knife

Filmed using FujiFilm FinePix XP70
Edited using Serif MoviePlus Starter Edition

Related playlists
Pteranodon https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB30sQHI1kElNS2gD_opT-Rb
Aircraft playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB0nZItxE_78EJP0F99Ghaki
Pizza Tray playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB04GN5yvwwJipBl8tm3-LcD

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