Do you want to fly a drone?
Have you ever wanted to get into remote controlled drone aircraft like planes and quadcopters? Not sure where to start? Hacksburg is hosting a class, taught by Stephen Tanner, where you will build your own remote controlled fixed wing plane. You will also be able to use the skills learned in this class to build and operate drone quadcopters or more complex drone planes.
January 28, 2017 9:30am-5pm
Class starts at 10am promptly, suggested arrival 9:30 for registration and collection of kits ends at 5pm. Please pack a brown bag lunch.
Hacksburg - in the CRC at 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1475, Blacksburg, VA
Ticket is REQUIRED
Students with the kit or who come with the correct parts will build and take home a working remote controlled rechargeable fixed wing plane by the end of the class.
If you bring all your own parts (as listed in our final purchase list) you will be able to participate but we can not assist with parts that are not the same as ones we have listed if they develop issues as we might not have experience with them.
Like the idea of classes like this? Support our hackerspace - we are a 501c3 entity and can accept donations (membership and class fees do NOT count as donations).
watch this RC Planes - Beginner Series
We use parts of two different online common plane designs to build out plane
the “noob tube” pattern for our plane: https://youtu.be/8xk9ecvgkU0
3 Printed part - Firewall: FT Mini Swappable Powerpod Firewall found on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:661096
3 Printed part - Control horn: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:783903
Pattern for the motor mount - Page 2 figure A http://www.stonekap.net/ftplans/FT-mini%20Tinytrainer-TILED-PLANS.pdf and a how to with pictures http://www.flitetest.com/articles/mighty-minis-power-pod-build
FB group - Blacksburg RC Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/1598051630430709/
Eachine TX01 Super Mini AIO 5.8G 40CH 25MW VTX 600TVL 1/4 Cmos FPV Camera http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-TX01-Super-Mini-AIO-5_8G-40CH-25MW-VTX-600TVL-14-Cmos-FPV-Transmitter-p-1088374.html?p=OY2106728901201408U4
20“x30” foam core board from dollar tree draw the fllowing lines left to right 3“, 1”, 1.5“, 2.5”, 2.5“, 1.5”, 1“, 3” (wing), 1“ 1.75”, 2“, 1.75”, 1“ (fuselage),3”, 1“ (tail), 1.25” (fus support)
draw a line 5.5“ up from the bottom of the board in the two 2.5” wing sections
draw a line 8“ up from the bottom of the board across the whole wing section
draw a line 18” up from the bottom of the board across the whole wing section
make a line 19“ up from the bottom of the board that extends 9.75” from the left of the board. erase lines running in it make a line 20“ up from the bottom of the board that extends 9.75” from the left of the board. erase lines running in it
this top part is a 2“x9.75” wing support (1 of 2)
in the center of the wings area below the 5.5“ mark make 2 2”x2“ squares with lines down the center these are two wing supports in the center of the wings area below the 5.5” mark make 2 1.25“x3” fus supports
connect the top part of the 2.5“ sections to the bottom of the 1.5” sections and mark it for cut out around the supports you marked
in fus make a line across the whole section (and tail section) at 6“ up from bottom of board
connect the top of the 1” sections wit the bottom of the 1.75“ sections and mark for cut out
in the tail section makr a line acros at 15” up from bottom of the board
in the last part (1.25) makr a mark at 14“ from bottom of board this is a fus support
there is only two piece needed that won't fit! 1 2”x9.75“ that is partitioned in half with an 0-line (score not cut) and the motor mount
here are lines to mark as score (0) vs cut (X)
3”0, 1“0, 1.5”0, 2.5“X, 2.5”0, 1.5“0, 1”0, 3“X (wing), 1”0, 1.75“0, 2”0, 1.75“0, 1”X (fuselage),3“0, 1”X (tail), 1.25“X (fus support)
lines bottom to top Xcut the cut out section on wing (includes some of the 1.5, 2.5, 2.5 and 1.5 below 5.5 line)
0score 8” up on wing
X top of wing at 18“
0Score the mid line of the 2”x9.75“ but cut around it
Fus all are 0 except the cutout sections (the under 6” marks on the 1“x1.75” on each send respectively)
tail line X cute at 6“ so you get two tail parts
fus support is cutX at 14” to get the fus support
in the wing cut out part you will then cut two 2“x2” that have a score mark down the middle and two 1.25“x3” with no score marks
i need to fix some lines on my board then i hope to get a better picture of it and the finished parts