Just thought I’d stop in, say hello to everyone here, and share a recent brushed silverware success story.
I have two young boys ages 5 and 3 and recently have been building little hand toss gliders for them from carbon fiber sticks and foam board. Well we decided to rc them and the experience has been fantastic. They are so easy to fly that my 5 year old has enjoyed countless flights, keeping himself in the air without assistance for as long as 10 minutes at a time. It’s really great to have something he can feel successful at without frustration or stressful oversight, especially at such a young age.
- brushed silverware fc flashed with whooverware for differential thrust/gyro stabalized yaw only (yaw rate at 300)
- two 6mm motors with h8 props
- 260mah battery
- all up weight with lipo is 28g
- 22 inch wingspan - single sheet thickness foam poster board with paper removed and airfoil shape bent in
- carbon fiber stick is 16in long
- assembly with hot melt glue
- in the transmitter I map the throttle to the elevator stick(reversed) and yaw to the roll stick.
The flying experience is just fantastic and feels very much like a normal rc plane but so much slower. The plane climbs under full throttle, and descends at zero throttle - but with throttle mapped to the pitch stick and reversed… pulling up does just what it’s supposed to (raises throttle and makes the plane climb). The trick is to adjust pitch trim in the tx down(lower throttle) and physically bending the elevator up …so that it cruises nice and level at neutral pitch stick. The yaw stabilization works great and at times I have armed and tossed it in the air, then turned around to walk off and find a chair, carry it back … and then put eyes back on the plane. Sure enough it’s still just putting along. Lol
I have been able to catch thermals with these little guys and with throttle at 0 (i set a glide switch that puts throttle at 0)… have climbed so high I thought I wasnt going to get it back ever and could barely see it. Quite enjoyable really, but the real win is is seeing my sons have such a great time with them and sitting down for flying sessions together with all the planes in the air at once.
If you have kids and want to get them flying something really easy… I highly recommend this. Also after getting a successful build under your belt, guide your kid through building one with a little instruction. Also after a week of flying now we have not had to make any repairs from crashes. Total win