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13 Responses to “How to Make a Deck and Airframe for the Towel RC Plane”
That whole business of the motor mount seems needlessly elaborate. Wouldn’t it just be easier to make a little block of wood the motor mount and just screw it onto the coroplast? Also why not make the whole plane out of coroplast? if you made it out of the 2 or 3mm and bent over the leading edge it would be far more durable than the foam and about the same weight.
It would be cool if you made the design to use a standard size election or real estate sign since those are really common and easy to find.
Watching the second video where you link up the radio with the deck I don’t see where its programmed. I see in the parts list you get the cable so that you can program the radio, but I’m not seeing at which step you need to do this. I’m a total beginner at this stuff, so I’m sorry if this is a stupid question. Thanks very much for your time.
Programming the radio is a serious hassle. The drivers for the USB link do not work all that well. It is a price vs hassle
issue. There are good threads on rcgroups.com to address it. See the comments on the Hobby King web site:
In video 3 you attach a secondary radio receiver to the deck. Is the secondary receiver included with the radio? I don’t see a secondary receiver listed. Looking on the HobbyKing website I see that the radio includes:
1 x 2.4Ghz transmitter
1 x 2.4Ghz Receiver
1 x Bind Plug