Learning to fly RC – Flight Club students fly the Nano Stik RTF

Nano Stik RC Aeroplane

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End of Easter Term Email

I sent a letter to staff at my school at the end of term: Hi Ground Dwellers, I have news from the sky! Mr W & I have been running a club at lunch & after school on Thursdays for KS3 students, building little model free flight aeroplanes and have now got about 8-10 students coming along regularly and get this – about half of them are girls, yes, girls! Some of you have heard bits and pieces about the club, called Flight Club, (we have rules but no one talks about them) through the grapevine & the school’s Facebook page, I thought I’d give you guys & gals a … Continue reading

Making a ‘proper’ airfoil with sheet foam

Here’s a great idea found on the ‘Simple Foam Free Flight Airplane’ group on Facebook Simply place your hand over the foam sheet and ‘curl’ the foam sheet on a smooth corner of a table or length of wood – simples!! Making a ‘proper’ airfoil using foam sheet   So, you’ve tried to Cheap NFL Jerseys pump up a tire and found that it’s flat, it’s not holding pressure so you know you have to change the tube. The first step to take the wheel off the bike is to open the brake up. On a road bike with a side pole brake like this it will have a release … Continue reading

Foam Plate Aeroplane Competition Practice

We were joined by a more experienced pilot today! We had a great session in the sports hall this afternoon. Five students came along to test their aeroplanes out before the competition next week for phone plate aeroplanes, a competition run in the US that we are entering. A few rubber strips (me – three of them!) broke while we got used to our new electric winding equipment for our rubber motors but as you can see the flights lasted much longer so it was worth it.  Must order some new rubber strip! Foam Plate Aeroplane Competition Practice Video     During the NFL season, the schedule will show that … Continue reading

The Turning Point

Feel like we made progress this week! The Fantastic Foam Flyer design had not been performing like the internet said it would and although the kids are very happy with their planes I know they’ll be even more thrilled if the planes go up and fly around properly!. I decided it was time to get tough with the plane so I took the tailplane off and glued it back on with a few degrees of up and cut a slice in the rudder and bent it to one side and glued it in position. Testing our free flight planes When testing in the hall at lunch the plane landed on … Continue reading

The Fantastic Foam Flyer Takes Shape

We wet at lunch & after school again today and continued building our Fantastic Foam Flyers . There were 3 lads today, 2 of which returned after a period of absence. Everyone got about as far as the photo above, next week we’re going to have to look at using less glue gun glue, it is amazing how much ended up on the aeroplanes!!! Next week we’ll finish them off & take them for a spin, looking forward to it!! Students present: Bantock, Sid & Merrin eight storylines to watch in the nfl seasonHe’s finishing up his senior year of studies. He’s with us by phone. Fake ray bans Thank you … Continue reading

Week 12 – Further Testing in the Hall

Bit of a repair & fly session this week. Bantock, Josh, Evlin, Sid & Merrin joined Mr Kemm & Mr W after school to continue figuring out how to launch & test our aircraft. The main problem at the moment is the planes aren’t going up.  We wonder if it’s a power thing? We might not be winding them enough but blimey these things take a lot of winding! Our American free flight friends have recommended we add washing up liquid to the rubber and balance our props, just have to remember to do this next time. Here’s the video from the hall: One Thousand and One Nights is a frame tale … Continue reading

Flight Club Report For Week 11

From week four we had been flying our planes testing to see in which ways they fly best. This week we started making a rubber powered plane. We started by using templates to cut out the parts.For this we used depron. We made many creases in the wing tips to make it a smoother aerofoil. We then used a balsa strip to make the wing rib and body. We creased  the wing four times and glued it onto the wing rib to form the aerofoil. After we glued on the wing tips, we connected the propeller onto the nose of the fuselage. We cut the rubber strip twice as long … Continue reading

Hall Flying Shenanigans

We took our Flight Club One gliders to the hall for a play after school today and filmed some of the action.  These gliders are built using Depron foam, 1/8″ x 3/8″ strip balsa, glue gun & Blu Tack. All of the student’s gliders fly well (which is quite amazing in some cases!).  Mr W managed to get his to fly rather trick circles for a guaranteed catch each time but the one that stole the show was Sid’s glider (thrown by Mr W in the video) – well done Sid! Most of the students on the club are in year 7 but we have a couple in year 8 … Continue reading

Flight Club Report For Week 4

This week we made a depron version of the free-flight glider Flight Club One. We used the paper template and with a pen poked holes to show the points of the wing, flaps, fin and tail-plane. Then we joined the holes to give the outline. Then we cut them out. Next we made creases in the wing and flaps. We did this using a ruler to stop the depron from snapping. Then we made the body and wing rib from a balsa strip. We then used a glue gun and stuck the wing rib onto the wing making it bend. Then we added the flaps to the ends of the … Continue reading