How to fabricate a remote-controlled toy plane for beginners?

Start off with an ordinary plane

You can start off by making the plane from ordinary thermocol, polystyrene. The body can be made from 1-inch sheet for the wings and use quarter inch extruded foam for the tail, the kind of which is used for disposable plates etc.

Follow any simple high wing profile design allowing a span of 30 inches and length of 24 inches. You can use an ordinary toy motor and rechargeable telephone batteries. It is better to start with a simple RC set without servos. It is better still to make a free flight model to gain confidence.

By the way, have you tried any readymade kits? If no, try to get a kit, which is cheap and also suitable for beginners. When you build planes that are in a kit form, you will get a hang of building aircrafts. Once you get that, you can decide the wing profiles, etc on you own.

Have you tried to build up Ornithopters?

Ornithopter is an airplane which flies while flapping it wings. I would suggest you to try the balsa model first. Balsa and a few aluminum tubes and of course for the skin try the material that you use for kites, not the ones made of paper but the mylar. All you have to do is to generate enough thrust coupled with lift.

For the tail, make it flexible, one piece but should be such that it can be slightly twisted or turned to a side to generate difference in orientation of the direction in which it is to flow. I work with protruded carbon fiber tubes for making them but they are on the expensive side, unless you can afford it. Carbon fiber is very fragile to work with, especially tubes. For skin of the ornithopter, we generally use mylar up to 12-13 inch sized ones, for bigger models for 20-inch designs, nylon will be a good idea. Look for the design of "Kinkade Park Hawk", it is a good design, and of course "Wing bird", not so good design but it is okay.

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John 7 years ago

Hi, nice hub! I love RC planes, mainly the electric ones, because I don't really like how the gas ones smell. Just, kidding.


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks John for your visit and comment.


Antti 7 years ago

Nice hub soni! I like all RC vehicles, but planes have always been favorites. Haven't tried ornithopters thou, so food for thought on that one for me :)


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks for your valuable comment Antti. Good luck for trying Ornithopters.


Mike 7 years ago

Reading your article brought me back to when I was a kid and made flyers out of Balsa Wood. Great Hub!


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yes Mike for beginners, I would recommend toy planes made out of balsa wood because it is really simple to make them.


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Radio Controlled Helicopters 6 years ago

Hey thanks for posting this great info. I love RC Helicopters and you're blog is a fantastic read!


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks a lot Radio Controlled Helicopter.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

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Abin bhochhibhoya 6 years ago

Hello i am abin and i want to ask that in our school a Science excibition is being held so, i want to make a simple not remote controlled just a flying copter .so, i want to ask you what should be used to make it so i hope you to guide me my email adress is abinbho@yahoo.com


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi Abin, thanks for your email id. I will contact you regarding building a simple flying helicopter. By the time, you need to read this hub: http://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/how-to-design-a-...

Best of luck for your science exhibition.


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catalyst20 6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

I really like the videos that show toy planes in flight. It brought back memories of childhood when I first saw a toy plane in flight. Thanks for your hub.


circuits 5 years ago

I want to build a simple RC plane. thanks for this post


Anuruddha Ekanayake 5 years ago

I like to study make a remote control toys. But I don't know how to do it.please send me a e-mail about how to make a remote control toy.


Ramy El Ramy 5 years ago

I wish if you send us the dimensions of each part of this toy plane to be able to design it


mohammad ameen 4 years ago

madam i want to design as the planes are .... i ll be using motors and fans ... so to controll them i need info abt the remote of remote controll ...


Timothy Williams 4 years ago

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meghana 4 years ago

Hey!I love making aeroplanes .

Can uyou please help me by sending me a video of how you make RC toy planes??

My mail id: upadhyaya@live.com


patel anuj .m 4 years ago

i like to rc palne how to learn to rc palne


krishnan 4 years ago

hai sir help me to built a toy aircrft usig rc motors.you can post at krishnan961@gmail.com


manu 4 years ago

i am from trivandrum.sir please suggest a motor for my RC plane in your company.


iqbalahakhan@yahoo.com 4 years ago

Can uyou please help me by sending me a video of how you make RC toy planes?


ishwari prasad 4 years ago

i have an engine o s 45 , but i have lost r/c and glow plug

in transfer. plz tell me source in jaipur/delhi (india)to purchase my id is ishwariprasad29@rediffmail.com


shrawan rawat 4 years ago

hey i wanna make a flying toy machine....i dont knw how to make it....can u hlp me ,how to make it,from the beginning..

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