Posts Tagged ‘How to’

Flight Simulators are Getting Good

July 24, 2012

The Brooklyn Aerodrome is blessed to have gotten a virtual Towel for the FMS flight simulator courtesy of Gary Gunnerson. He sends an email:

Hi folks, An admirer asked me to build a towel model for FMS. You can download it from my website. Please try it out and let me know if the flight model needs adjustment. Also, what is a typical all up weight for a towel rc stunt plane? Good flying to you! -- Gary

Flight Sim Towel

So lets get this working for all you fine folks. Steps are:

  1. Acquire or already have some manner of computer that runs some post 2000 version of windows.
  2. Visit and download the relevant version of the software. For almost all of you that will be version 2 alpha 2.5 unless you are sporting a Windows 95 box.
  3. Any windows OS more recent that XP needs a no longer included library so go ahead and look at the instructions at and you can download the .dll at
  4. A very cheap 6CH Flight Simulator Training Kit Planes and Helis w/USB Cable
    looks to be appropriate and slightly more reputable than the Dynam Flight Sim. Both should be acceptable game controllers for most any modern Windows machines. Mac users, which I am one, will have to wait for a later post on what works.
  5. Be patient and keep trying, they can work

BA Inaugural Flight Class in McCarren Park.

July 19, 2012

Here are a few images of the Adult/Child teams in the park for their first launch.

Breck buddy-boxes with all teams for more practice time in the air.

Retrieval and repair are half the experience in the beginning…

Wrenching in the field

…and innovation abounds!

Innovative tape strap.

Our Maker friend Rick was in town with his air-powered rocket so much aerodynamic fun was had by all:

Rocket Rick!

Due to popular request, Breck gave a demo on El Wire for night flying at the end of class:

Breck wraps up with el wire

Video of this class will be embedded here and available on YouTube asap, thanks for your patience!

Images and video of our Adult Build and Night Fly class from the last 2 Tuesdays are COMING SOON.

The next 2 weeks are busy with BA prep for Maker Faire Detroit happening July 28th-29th, but we will be back with more classes in mid-August so anybody stranded in the tri-boro area for the summer take note!


How to Make a Deck and Airframe for the Towel RC Plane

September 27, 2010

The complete video build sequence for the Towel 1.2. This is a little different than the Make Magazine Volume 30 plane. Most notably the motor mount is different.


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