One of the fastest-growing hobbies in the world today is building and flying a homemade RC aeroplane. Nothing beats the feeling of satisfaction you get from flying the beautiful plane that you poured hours of hard labour into building. This type of project is ideal for individuals or group and family activities. You can enjoy flying your RC plane with other RC plane enthusiasts by joining a club or organisation that has scheduled flight days and contests.
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Things you need
- RC aeroplane kit
- Safety glasses
- Wiring tools
- Plastic containers
Choose an affordable RC plane kit that best fits into your budget and meets your skill level. The type of kit you choose will be largely determined by the amount of money you are willing to spend and the complexity of the model kit itself.
Clear out some space in the garage or basement. You will need lots of room to work and store your plane, and the area you choose must be safe from weather damage keep the plane out of the hands of small children. Be sure to pick a place that is warm and dry, as well as a place that is organised and well kept.
Get all the tools together that you will need for this project, organise them, and store them in your work area. You'll need a variety of different tools such as wire strippers, glue, sandpaper, safety glasses and pliers. Make sure they are all easily within your reach while working on your plane, keep them clean, and be sure to put them back in their proper places so that you do not lose them.
Organise all the pieces that came with your aeroplane model kit. For example, put all the wheels and wheel pieces together in one pile, the propeller and its pieces in a pile, and so on. Store them in plastic containers to keep them separated. This will reduce the risk of you losing important pieces and having to spend more money to replace them.
Read through all the instructions, following each step explicitly as you begin to assemble your homemade RC plane. These step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process of assembling the plane and connecting the motor and electronics in the plane correctly.
Watch for chips in the plane body as you assemble your plane. If you find any, be sure to use a piece of sandpaper to smooth out the rough spots.
Paint your new RC aeroplane. This is where your personal creativity comes into play. Design and paint your plane any colour you desire and give it some flare.
Take your aeroplane out for a spin and make sure all of the parts are working correctly. If the plane is not working correctly, consult the instructions for troubleshooting solutions.
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