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Build your own Remote Controlled Airplane - ezflight school

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25 Lessons (2h 33m)
    • 1. Build your own RC Plane - ezflight school

    • 2. Introduction/Overview

    • 3. Welcome

    • 4. PDF Plans

    • 5. Ebooks

    • 6. You need a Simulator

    • 7. Where to buy your parts

    • 8. Basic hardware

    • 9. Advanced hardware

    • 10. Intro to Electronics

    • 11. How to use your PDF Plans

    • 12. Cutting out the Plans

    • 13. Building the F-35

    • 14. F-35 Electronics

    • 15. F-35 Radio Setup

    • 16. Painting the F-35

    • 17. Building the Hydro Jet

    • 18. Hydro Jet Electronics

    • 19. Hydro Jet radio setup

    • 20. Painting the Hydro Jet

    • 21. Center of gravity

    • 22. Intro to your first Flight

    • 23. Flying the F-35

    • 24. Flying the Hydro Jet

    • 25. Rescuing your Plane

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In this class you'll learn how to build your own Rc Plane. I've been building and flying rc planes for over 5 years. You can see my YouTube channel here

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1. Build your own RC Plane - ezflight school: When I was a little kid. I loved airplanes and I always wanted to build and fly my own plane. I mean, what kid doesn't like airplanes? But how do you learn how to do that? Yeah, there's a lot of guests fork, and nobody really knows exactly how to do it. In this next video that we've put together for free, we share our five years plus experience of building, flying, crashing and repairing RC airplanes. They showed you how we built this plane for really inexpensive, and it's super easy. It only took a few hours to build it. Yeah, it's super easy. You could be flying within a week. After watching our course. Just click that button. It will take you to the next page. You can learn more about what easy flight school includes on, and we'll see you inside the course. - So what is easy? Flight school? Well, that's what we're gonna tell you today in this video. Easy Flight school is a in depth course that shows you everything you need to know to build your own remote control airplane. It's got PdF plans e books. It's got instructional videos, and it also got visual instructions that show you exactly how to do everything from start to finish. This course basically takes out any and all guests work out of your RC flying experience. Yeah. Normally, you have to watch hundreds of YouTube videos, go through online forums, ask questions, do your own research. And it takes a long time to learn how to build one of these airplanes. We've simplified it and put everything together into one system in one place. This course comes with over $300 worth of actual online merchandise. Yeah, For example, these pdf plans that are included in the course are normally $192 just for the pdf plans. They are included in the course. It also comes with, like, the RC pilots Bible, um, diction, dinners, guy Concordes, whatever you wanna call it. This book has everything you ever wanted to know about flying RC airplanes in it comes with three of them. They're very well broken down and their very organized so you can have a very easy to follow half toe learning how to fly our airplanes and also comes with instructional video. So a few hours videos of Austin I building a plane and showing exactly how we built the plane. And we also have visual instruction, and they're actually laid out in an easy to understand format. You can see exactly how the plans put together. And if you actually have a problem and you can't figure out by reading one of these e books or by looking at one of the videos dry and I are actually gonna be answering your questions inside the course itself if you come across any problems, and we also have a list of all the materials that you need to buy to build your airplane. So what are you waiting for? If you want to become an RC pilot, we believe that this is the best resource for you right now. If you just get into the hobby, I believe that you could be flying within a week after watching all of our videos and reading all the books in the course. So put the buy now button at the bottom of this page and we'll see you inside the course. All right, see you guys. - But 2. Introduction/Overview: Hey, guys. Welcome DZ flight school. So before you get started, I'm gonna give you a quick tour around the class, and now they have everything finished. I want to give you kind of a big picture overview of what to do and the most efficient way that you can build your own remote control airplanes. So I'm on the class right now. You got your different videos here. I've got, like, 25 videos total. Um, you scroll down and to get your pdf plans. Good of project Resource is if you're on mobile. Um, you know, click here to buy your parts. Click here to Dollinger. Pdf plans. You go to projects. Um, I made a project here called Resource Is Says, click here to buy all your parts and click here to download your pdf plans. Any books? So two things. First, three e books and PdF plans. You click the link and it takes you to this page where it's $25. It comes with the V fives, the V twos and also the hydro jet. So you're getting a really good deal for $25. If you were to go to the RC Powers website. You can see here they had their plans listed for sale. And, Oh, and by the way, you also get the e books for that $25. Normally, you'd be like it's over $100 or 200 or something to get all of that stuff. You're getting in for $25. So that's a really good deal. Um, let's go back into the course. Where where am I? OK, so the other thing is how to buy your materials, like your and your electronic hardware. All that you go the second, like I have or that for the 1st 1 says, Click here to buy your parts and then it takes you to kit dot com. I created this this kit that has, like, everything, listed all your materials. I've got the SIM, even the simulator that you need to get. I've got two options for two different radios. The high end and cheaper one. Um, it's got your phone. Your your hardware. You're electron ICS. Um, it's got everything here. Some most of everything you buy on Amazon. Some of the things you buy, um, on a few other sites, like grazing hoppy and model plane film dot com. But most things you could buy on Amazon it's going to be roughly 3 to $400 if you're just getting started to buy everything, and it seems kind of like a lot of money. But it is honestly, in my opinion, the best combined kit that you'll find anywhere on the Internet. I've had, like, five years of experience building planes, and I'd say, My kid is not super like Lohan and cheap or super expensive, it's kind of in the middle, so you're getting the best bang for your buck. Um, and I would say, Just go ahead and spend the money or save it up and just do it right from the start. Don't get sheep options. Just I just go with the things I have a list of the year you can get the lower and radio and the cheaper charger, and that should be fine. Um, but yeah, that's a brief overview of the course, and I'm excited to get started. It's a lot of fun building planes. Um, it's really rewarding fulfilling all that. And, um, yeah, thanks for investing in an easy flight school, and I will see you in the next videos. Taxify 3. Welcome : Hey, guys, welcome to easy flight school. We hope you're as excited as we are to get started and building planes. It's so much fun about six years ago is when I started building planes. I was about 12 or 13 years old. I watched YouTube videos. It took about a year before. I was really good at it, and I went through thousands of dollars of spending money on different parts and figuring things out and learning the hard way. And that's why we're excited about this course because you'll be able to learn a lot faster than we were. And about a year after I started is when you started Austin. So my sister knew this really geeky kid that liked RC planes that I like. That sounds cool. So she introduced me to him, and, uh, yeah, he took me to his house one day and showed me explains, And we've been doing this ever say I like originally I got you interested in it and flying , and then we kind of independently went from there like you build your own style of planes. I built my own style of planes, and it's been a few years now and we decided Why not show other people how to do it? If you remember that time, like the feeling you get the first time. Take place, guys. The first time you build a plane and take it out to the field your first flight, it's gonna be a huge rush. It's it's really fun. We hope that you'll learn a lot. You'll have so much fun. You really get a feeling of accomplishment from, you know, building your own plane, watching it fly for the first time. And I'm pretty confident that if you follow everything in this course in just a few weeks or less, you'll have your own plane ready to fly. And we're gonna go through every step of building your plan. We're gonna teach you what electron ICS to buy. What parts to get what material You should build your plane with everything from step by, step in detail. We're gonna try to not leave anything out. We're gonna have list on links to where you could buy your stuff. So all the pdf plans for these planes came with this course. So they're all available to you to download and also the e books go into a lot of detail that got wiring diagrams. They show you how to set up your radio. We will show you in the videos how to set up your electron ICS. But the E books are really great for reference, you know, And they're also gonna be good for later. When you get more advanced, just you can set up dual rates Expo spoiler, Ron's flat bronze, some things that we won't really go into because they're a bit more complicated. We're gonna try to keep this as simple as possible, just what you need to learn and nothing more. One thing to keep in mind is the things we teach in this course arm or guidelines you could definitely follow him. But you may find that certain things don't work exactly for you like they did for us because we've kind of developed their own style, even me and us, and have different styles of building. And you kind of develop your always better My way is better now, but you'll you kind of develop your own way of building your own plane. So take everything with kind of a grain of salt, you're probably gonna have to figure some things out yourself just a little bit. But we will try to answer all your questions. You can leave comments below the videos and we'll try to answer all your questions. So the most important part about flying RC planes is actually learning to fly them. Now, this is what you don't want to do. This is what my dad and I did when we went to apply. You spend however long period of time, a week, a month, You name it, building your plane and you're proud of it. And you take it out to the fields for the first time and it doesn't nose dive into the ground, you know, at 50 MPH, that's actually what happened. They spend a long time building their plane just right, just perfect. And then they went out to flight and they didn't know how to fly it. And it crashed the first flight and just destroyed. It was it was really fun. One thing dry I kept on telling us to do, but we didn't really listen to him was a simulator. So the way it works is you've got a controller that plugs into your computer, and then you can actually fly and control your plane and you get practiced that way. So and you need to have a lot of practice before you actually take up your real plane in the year. But if you don't want to do that, you can actually download an app on your smartphone or tablet, and that's going to allow you to get some practice. It's not quite as good, but it actually works. If you get good at flying on your phone with simulator as the same thumb sticks, it has the same controls as your riel controller. If you get good at that, that should be sufficient to get your practice. Um, and you should be good enough to actually take up your plane in the air, so you might want to go back and re watch some of the videos. You may not get everything the first time, but I would recommend watching all the videos inside the course to get a good feel of the whole process. And then when you're ready to build your plane, want to order all your materials than your electron ICS, then start again and watch every single video the second time, step by step as you build your plane. Also, if you've got a friend who's in our see, don't be afraid to ask for help. Your friends are one of the most important resource is. So when you bought this course, it came with your pdf plans. We have multiple versions. Where we have on the table is we've got the hydro jet and this thing's cool. It's like an all terrain vehicle. It can fly on water, grass, snow and air and air Well, and we've got the F 35 version six. This is a super cool fighter jet. We gave it a cool paint scheme which will show you how we did all these In the course, we actually filmed the whole process of building these planes. And that's what you're going to see in the course. Is the process of us taking just the raw materials and creating an awesome plane like this and you could just follow right along. We've also got instructional photos so you could see kind of what you're dealing with. You can follow the videos, you can follow the e books, you can ask questions. So we have a lot of resource is in the next video. We're going to give you an overview off everything that you need. We're gonna go through every material, every piece of hardware, every Elektronik that you need to build your plane so you can get a nice overview of everything that you're gonna need to get. So the first thing to do is obviously get all of your materials. Some of this you can find at your local hobby shop or hardware store. But a lot of it you're gonna have to order online. We're gonna provide the links, and we're gonna give a few options to some different types of electron ICS that you can get . All of them will work together, but some may be a little bit more expensive, a little bit better quality. But it depends on your budget. We're gonna estimate that it's gonna cost around $200 to get started, maybe more, maybe less. Somewhere in that range, it really depends. Once you have everything you have your radio, your electron ICS and you're building materials. When you crash your plane, you could just take those same electron ICS and replace them each and every time. And so we built these plans for just, like, $5 apiece because we already had the electron ICS. And so, in the long run, because you're probably gonna be building a lot of these, we tend to crash a lot of them or I tend to release and build. I can't mind. And that's the great thing is because if you buy your own plane and you crash it and you have to spend another couple $100 just to get a new plane, But with these it's like $5 apiece once you have all your initial parts. And that's the great thing about these. Home built planes were super excited, and we know you're super excited. So let's go to the next video and start learning how to build explains. All right, we'll see you later, guys. 4. PDF Plans : so right below this video is where you can download your pdf plans, and we have a whole bunch of different ones for you to choose for up. Make sure you print out your pdf plans at 100% scale because it will probably set toe like 100 and 7%. And if it's if it's even slightly off, then you won't be the right proportions for your phone. So make sure that you set the scale to 100%. When you print these out, we've got the F 16 the SC 35 the your. If I of the F 15 make 29 we've got 22 we've got. We've got a whole bunch different models. So But we'd recommend, though, is to start with the F 35. And this is the one that we actually build in the course. This is a pretty good one. It's pretty good. Wouldn't get started with so definitely downloaded the plans for the F 35 1st and then also we do the hydro jet as well. Um, in another build. So the hydro jet will be good to do it well first, But then, once you Once you build one of these planes, you can really build all of them. So once you get your first plane down, all the rest of them will be very similar and built. So just down with a plan Dr Below this video, and we'll see you in the build. 5. Ebooks: Hey, guys. Right below this video is the link for the E books for the easy flight school. Now, these e books you won't need right away. But as you progress in your RC journey and get more advanced, these are gonna be really helpful for troubleshooting. If you have a problem wiring problems, you got radio problem. He's gonna be super helpful. These e books here are just packed a lot of knowledge, So go ahead and download those right now. 6. You need a Simulator : so one thing that we would recommend getting is a simulator. Now you can learn to fly without one, but you're going to be crashing a lot. A simulator is something that you can fly on you can learn on, you can crash on, and it doesn't cost a thing to repair the planes on it. We highly recommend a simulator, and in fact, it's like not even an option. Really, because you're going to spend so much time and money repairing your planes that you crash unless you get one of these simulators. If you can fly on a simulator, you can fly in real life. It's a great practice tool. It's a lot of fun. And it's also a good way to stay sharp in the winner. Maybe when you can't fly as much so highly recommend this simulator, this is the ClearView simulator. You can get it for free, or you can get the full version. I think it's about 40 bucks, and I actually learned to fly off of the free version of the ClearView simulator, but you can also spend a little bit of money and get some really nice simulators, like a real flight and you can actually buy the full version of ClearView. I really like that. But if you don't get a simulated, you're gonna be spending so much money on parts and so much time repairing your plane that it's just not gonna be work. So but if you don't want to get a computer simulator or you don't have a computer, there's also the phone option. And I almost dare say that it's harder to fly a phone app than it is to fly a real plane. So this is the real flight at another good one we recommend is RC Planes. Three. It's a little bit more of a game. He's got challenges and stuff in it, But you get a ton of airplanes, you can fly first Person View or F BV. Now, when you get your simulator, whether it's an app or computer program, you meet me to make sure that it is programmed for the control set up mode to I think over in Europe. It's about I think it's mode one or three. But if you're living in the U. S. Motew is what you're going to get. If your radios from the hobby Shop um, for most of the time, online. So really good idea to make sure to go into your settings and make sure that IHS on mo, too, because you don't want to learn on, like a mode one or three or four set up, and then when you go to fly your plane in its mode to be all weird and everything, so that's very important there. 7. Where to buy your parts : so right below this video is a link where we've put together a kit on kit dot com and we've compiled a list of all the things that you need. And we're gonna keep updating this because sometimes certain things aren't available or they're not its stock. And so we're gonna keep checking that we're gonna update you to make sure everything is in stock. Everything is available on this one. Simple page. But what are some of the challenges you've had with that in the past? Um, you know, making sure that your E S C is the right amperage for the right size motor, making sure that your propeller isn't too big for your motors. So you don't burn out your motor making sure your servos are the right size for this right size control services. And this kit kit dot com really takes all the guesswork out of it. And the kids we have there exactly. So we have a foam, their carbon fiber your you have a few options for less expensive and more expensive radio , depending on what you want. Less expensive battery charger or it is a little bit more expensive. Battery charger here got a few different options, and you can obviously start with a less expensive ones to get started with. But we try to keep its simplest possible. Everything you that you need to buy is right there on that page. So click the link below this video and then order all your parts that you need and you know , And if you have them within a week, you start building your plan right away and be in the air in no time. 8. Basic hardware: So in this video, we're going to show you all the parts you need to build on our seaplane from your tools, your electron ICS and your hardware. And we're gonna go through each piece in detail. So you know what? To get the different options, and we're gonna have links to all these parts inside the course. So here's the planes that we finished building in the next video, we're going to start to show you the whole process of building each plane. But right now, I'm gonna go with Electronic. So let's move this out of the way. So the building material for your plane where your plane is actually made out of is just a simple phone. It's 1/4 inch or six millimeter foam. And what we have here is called model plane phone. And this is what we recommend to build the planes. There are different types of foams. Yeah, you got like, depth, Ron, phone board, dollar tree phone word that all those swims a really good and, uh, we wanna think model plane actually threw in an extra sheet for us. So thank you guys. And this stuff is really good. For what we're doing. It's light. It's clean where you can sand the edges down. So model plane foam is is what we recommend. It's about $5 a little bit under $5 per sheet, and it takes a little bit over one sheet to build each plane. So you're looking at about $5 per plane if you use this model plane phone. So first we're going to go over all the basic tools you need to get started on building your plane. First of all, we're going to start off with their most simple material tape. We use packing tape to strengthen weak areas on the plane, or maybe like to glue joints. Come together four to hold down our plans, and the most important thing that used tape for is for the hinges for your control surfaces , Um, for the hinge points, but we just used tape. It's really simple, so and we'll see that later. When we build the plane, you're going to need some spray glue, and this is to adhere your plans onto your sheet of foam when you go ahead to cut out the individual pieces. So just some any type of spray glue This is an Elmer's brand, but should any type should work fine. The most three most basic tools you're going to need are a hot glue gun, a razor blade in a straight edge. Now you can get several different kinds of hot glue guns. What I would recommend is a high temp with the bigger diameter glue sticks. They can deliver a lot more hot glue in a lot less time, so you don't have to worry about him jamming up right here. We have a box cutter knife to cut out our phone, and you can use a utility knife you can use, like one of those box cutters. Hobby knife works really well. So the main thing is, it's gotta be really sharp to get all your phone pieces. Yes, the sharper the blade, the more clean the cut is gonna be on your phone, and then you're gonna need a straight edge. It's good to actually have maybe a couple different ones. We have a really small one to get more detailed small pieces, and then we've got a big one to get long lines, and this is gonna help your cuts be really straight. Just any type of metal. Straight edge is gonna work just fine. So when working with airplanes, you're gonna have some piano wire and some control wires to work with. You're gonna need to bend that. So we've got these just some regular pliers, some needle nose and some side cutters were going to use these tools to create something called a Z bend that the pliers, the needle nose pliers work really well for that. But it takes a little bit more work. So there's this tool called a Z bender, and it also works really well. It's optional, though, so you don't have to have a Z vendor tool. We will have the options and the links for you to get this stuff leveling for all of this stuff inside the course. But it does make it a little bit easier, but if you don't have one, that's fine. You can just use your needle nose pliers. Velcro is essential when building in RC plane and allows for easy installment and removal of things like your battery. Your E s see things that you might need to take out frequently. So the way it works is we put some Velcro on our battery and are electron ICS. And we put some bell grew on the inside of the plane so that we can attach them, and it just keeps it really secure. So you definitely need to have Velcro. You're gonna need some sandpaper to sand down the edges of your plane. Once it's built, it's gonna make it fly better and look better just to make it really smooth. So you want to get some fine grit sandpaper. So now we're done with all the simple building items that you can probably get a local hardware store, or you might already have some of them. But now we're going to move to our advanced, more advanced hardware for the plane. 9. Advanced hardware: Now we're going to move to our more advanced hardware for the plane. You're gonna have to order this stuff online. Most likely. Um, I'm going to start with our motor mount first. Now you can actually make this. Will have. We have plans they can use to trace out and cut out your motor mount, but you will need a band saw. So if you don't have that you can buy one. We'll have links where you can buy a motor mount. It's pretty inexpensive. So the control horns are very important part of your plane bailout movement to go from the servo to the control surface. Basically, what they are is just a little piece of wood or plastic. You don't have to use a specific kind, whatever is most available to you. And once we go into the build of the plane, you'll see how all this stuff works. The next thing you're gonna need is these little rare earth magnets. They're invaluable keeping your battery hatch closed and also providing easy access to all your electron ICS. So the way they work is when you have your plane, you've got your battery hatch. This is where the electron ICS go and you've got your magnets here in here. When you close it, it snaps shut and it keeps it solid. So then you just open it and saw they work. This is a very important part. It's the propeller that goes on to your motor, and that's what makes your plane move forward through the air. So it's really important. We're using a five inch propeller. It's actually 5.5 by 4.5. So tell us what that means, Austin. So when you look at these numbers, the first number before the X is going to be inches. So this is a 5.5 inch propeller. The diameter and pull 4.5 is the pitch of the propeller. The greater the number, the more pitchy the propeller in the more air it's gonna push when choosing the propeller. It's very important that you get the right size and pitch too big of a diameter or too much pitch can put excess strain on your motor and burn up your motor, and we'll have all the details to the exact things that you need. So you don't have to worry about choosing the right one because we'll have all that information for you. The push rods Connect your servo to your control surface via a control, or and that's what makes your flaps your control surfaces go up and down and provides the linkage between your servos and your flaps, and will show how that all works later. You might have to do some bends. Sometimes we'll show you that later. And if you use in a basic radio, they're really nice because the threaded on the end so you can actually manually trim your control surfaces this way. So basically you you can turn the ends, which makes it shorter because you're screwing it in or you can unscrew it and it makes it longer. So that's you can adjust the length, and we'll also explain that later. The carbon fiber is what gives strength to your wing. There's gonna be glued into your wing of your plane and that that's gonna add strength to make sure your wings don't flex and bend in flight 10. Intro to Electronics: So now we're gonna go over all the electron ICS you need to build your plane and these air , what power your plane. Really? The guts of the plane because they make your plane fly. They're really the most important pieces. And the good thing about your electron ICS is that you could reuse them for every new plane that you build. So when you crash your plane your planes destroyed, you could just take out your battery, all of your electron ICS and then use them in your next plane. And it saves a lot of money because you don't have to buy new electron ICS every time. So the first thing is, your battery is what gives power to your motor and all your servos. It's called a lithium polymer battery, and we'll have the battery listed inside the course. You don't need to know the details, really, because we'll link to the specific battery that you need. This is a 2.2, which stands for 1,002,200 battery, and you're going to need a charger to charge your battery, and we recommend a very simple charger like this. It's inexpensive, but in the future as you get more advanced in building your airplanes, we recommend something a little bit more high end like this venom charger bobo. And this thing is, ah, really advanced. You can charge two batteries at once. It's got buttons, it's got a screen. But you don't need to have this when you're just starting out something really simple, like this or just fine. The next thing is the motor. Now, unless you're building a glider, you're probably gonna want one of these. This is a 22 100 K V rush this motor. It puts out a lot of power for being such a small powerhouse. And don't worry about all the details, because, um, again, everything will be linked and said the course to the exact parts that you need. And then you're going to need a speed controller. And this is what connects these wires connected to your motor and to your battery. And that's what's going to control the speed from your throttle between your battery and your motor. Servos are what turns electrical impulses from the receiver into mechanical movements, which means that they control your flaps or control surfaces. So when you move your radio control sticks. The servo is going to move, and it's what actually steers your plane in flight. So the last and the most important part of your RC plane is your radio and your receiver, and these two things connect together. Your radio is like your steering wheel. That's what's going to give your speed control and your steering of the plane. And basically your radio connects to your receiver, and then your receiver is connected to your motor, your battery, all your servos. And that's what sends the signal and controls. Your plane will provide the option for a simple four channel radio like this DX for E or something more advanced for when you get better like this D X six and this thing has six channels. It's got a screen where you can program it. You could do flaps. Dual Rates Expo. You know all kinds of more advanced options, and it even talks to you like that. So but don't worry about getting a more expensive radio like this. When you start off, get a radio like this for far less money. It's just great when you're just starting out, but this radio is pretty snazzy 11. How to use your PDF Plans: All right. So here we have the pdf plans that you can download off of easy flight school, and today we're going to show you how to piece these all together into one big sheet. So first of all we have are layout Guide, which is gonna show us how all the pieces interconnect to each other. Now, RC Powers makes us really nice in the fact that all the plans are numbered page by page. So you all you have to do is just follow the numbers and follow this layout guide, and you should be in good shape. So you see, we've got our pdf plans laid out here. This is just the first row. But if you look here at the plant layout guy, it matches what we have laid out right here for the first robe. But if you notice when I lay him out, they kind of overlap each other, which we don't want that. So what you need to do is cut the edges off of these by following these black lines here. Now you can develop a system on how to do this. So I always leave the first piece hole just for simplicity sake gonna be leaving some peaceful, So might as well start out with that. What I'm gonna do, we're gonna cut this first edge. Just a razor blade in a straight edge is a good tool for this. You could use scissors if you want. So our hands like that. Now, you see that These line up really nice. So once you get this cut out, you need a tape it to secure it, and you'll go through about a whole roll of tape on one of these plans. Opinion on how big it is secret to doing this. The quickest way is to do at the same time every time. And you kind of get a system down will become very efficient. So what he's doing here is only cutting one side. You don't have to cut all the edges off of every pizza paper. Just have to cut the one side, as you can see there, make sure that they don't move when you are taping them. Uh, I feel like some like old YouTube channels that were, like, really good to begin with. Just, like gone down the tubes. I think some Yeah, I feel like that I feel like flight justice card just become way too. The same thing over a really great way to keep your work area clean is to have, like, a trash bag or something where you can put these paper scraps in. So on this next row, we've got another problem and that's paper. Joining the road before is gonna overlap. So on the first sheet of the second row, we're gonna have to cut the top edge toe overlap paper of the first row. But also on our second piece of paper of the second rope, we're gonna need to cut the top and the side so overlap nicely on both of. So hopefully that's not too hard to understand. Um, you know, when you get to the second row, you got to cut the one of the side as well, So you're gonna have to cut the top and one of the sides because now you have the first row that's up against the top and so to tow, line everything up. You're doing both sides, and then as you you can see here, it, um, fits. But as you can see the right side on the bottom side are not cut. So when you're connecting a piece like this where it's connecting to two pieces of paper, you need make sure that not only one sidelines up, but also the other side. So you're gonna get the best pattern possible. Another thing ever come in is on these corners. You get corner like that, take a piece of tape, attack all four corners down. So you noticed things air off just a little bit on this pattern. Spacings not quite right and everything. So when this happens, the best thing to do is to tape it like this. And then you can take either, like your straight edge or ruler and take a pin and just kind of split the difference from point A to point B. What I'm gonna do here is where the lines don't completely match up. I'm gonna split the difference from point a point B with my straightedge and then draw a new line that will give us a nice finished. All right, so we've got two rows done. Now, if you've gotten this far, the other roads are going to be pretty much the same. So we're going to stop right here. But just remember, on the 1st 1 don't cut any. And then on the first row, just cut the sides and then on the bottom ones, you know, you got to cut the side in the top. Except for the 1st 1 on every row. After this, you just cut the top. 12. Cutting out the Plans: All right, So here's our sheet of model plane phone, and what we're gonna do is we're gonna use spray to it here, our plans or patterns to the phone and the way RC Power says the F 35 laid out, you can actually get the whole plane off one sheet a phone, so that's pretty cool. So let's start. Okay, Okay. So when cutting out thes phone plans, it's very important that you use something to guide your razor blade or your box cutter whatever using along these really long straight lines. Otherwise, your blade is gonna launder, and it's not gonna be a straight cut. So I use for smaller cuts a little ruler, and for larger long cuts, I use this nice straight edge. Um, when you do this, you need to make sure that you press down hard enough that it goes through not only the paper, but the phone below it. That way you will get a very nice clean cut. If you look on the patterns, you'll notice that they have these dotted lines and what that means, Whether it's a flight test pattern or NRC powers, pattern is you only want to do a 50% cut through the paper in about half of the phone, basically, just scoring the phone notice. I'm not going all the way through here. So that's what those dotted lines mean. Very important to pay attention to those. Okay, so this part is pretty straightforward. You just have to follow all the lines. There's a lot of lines. This this could take a while to cut out all your pieces, and you have to be able to identify, which are just the lines from the paper and which are the lines that you're actually supposed to cut out. But it's pretty easy. All the solid lines. You just cut him all the way through the dotted lines. You got halfway through that, make sure you have a really straight cut. So right here we have a perfect example of when the patterns don't completely line up with each other. So what you do is you split the difference from this end to this end, straight edge, and then you can cut through that and you get a perfectly straight cut. All right, so we've cut out all the pieces on our sheet. As you can see, But when we go to try and top these out, you'll notice some of them on the corners and stuff. The cut didn't go all the way through. So we need to just go over all our lines again. Razor blade and finished cutting that out with cough out all the pieces. I shouldn't have to force anything. But if you force something could break something and, uh and you have a nice big chunk out of whatever you're honey. No Taleban's No. One. Here's a top patch. Now, this has a lot of, uh, corners on it. So it's gonna be a lot cut out on the bigger pieces where there's just straight lines. It might not have to do this. Okay, lets see if we can't get this big piece out, no corners and stuff that you take that, but looks like the rest of it. You got some more way? Make sure you don't break things when you're taking fit them out. Normally, the first time around is not gonna be good enough. As you can see, Yesto re score everything to be able to pop it out. But that's about it 13. Building the F-35: welcome to the build video for the F 35 version six. We've got all the pieces cut out here on the table. It's already you go, you can follow along. If you're building, that's yourself. We're gonna try to go into details step by step of the whole process. But keep in mind that there are different techniques when you're building these planes. So you may find that one technique works better for you. Eventually, you'll kind of, um, come up with your own way of building planes. But we're gonna do it, what works for us, and you can just follow along here we have everything on the table, all of our components. We've got our two wing halves, we gotta control surfaces. Also got a few. So lodge, no air foils. And over here we have our hardware, which is our carbon fiber motor mount in our control. So the first step is toe tape are doing together to create and join them together. So they're lined up so dry You wanna hold these together just like you, just perfectly like that makes you the middle States kind of pinched together. So we use tape to put the two wing hats together. It's a little bit crude, but it works for us. And the nice thing is, you can fold it over like we'll show you here, and you conglomerate it very easy without getting any glue on the table. We're gonna but get this. Make sure this school to be all the way late. Flat, scrapping, flown, be off all the excess. So we'll take the tape off. Um, you don't have to take it off, but, you know, save a little bit of weight by taking the tape off the tables. Really? Just there to hold it together and keep the glue off the table. All right, so here we have our two elevators, and we're gonna have to put these in the back of the plane, but we can't just take them straight on. We're gonna have to have a hinge point. And the way we do that has cut an angle on the elevator, as you can see here. And and then Austin, is it a slightly different way? Um, you could see you can either use a ruler or you can do it like Austin does on the edge of the table. and you cut a angle on the edge of the foam and then you can line it up that way when you have it on the back, it can actually move up and down like that. Then we put some tape on on the one side, um, to create the hinge just like that, Um, trim the edges up a Tate. Pretty simple, maybe cut a little bit of the middle. So, um, they don't hit each other when they go up and down, and then the way we strengthen the hinges, we take a glue gun, and we put a small bit of glue on the inside of the hinge. Um, and this is really just to add a lot of strength, cause just one piece of tape on the top side won't be enough. And then we take a pizza phone and just squeegee that house, um, scruple the glue off, and so it just leaves a little bit. And now you've got a really, really strong hinge that glue. And there's different ways to do this. But this is the way we do it, and it works. Good, Tom. And as you can see now, you have to moving elevators, and here we have. Our ailerons were doing the same thing here. We score full that we cut halfway through the bottom when we were cutting out the plans. So now we just have to put a tape on the top. Um, first to keep it from breaking off, and then we'll do the same thing. Um, bulls will score. Um, what could an angle on one side like Austin's doing here? Um, and that's going to allow it to bend down because they actually can't bend down if it's just square like that. So he's gonna cut an angle off of and be careful not to cut your thumb, those knives or sharp, um, like that. And now we can bend that down. I'm in the world after, do the same thing with the other side and then add the glue for strength. But make sure to scrape it off so scraped off, and it just creates a very strong point that won't tear off just like that. And now you can bend it up and down. That works great. So now that we've got our to hinge points or enough to turn the plane around and put in our carbon fiber spars. And so here's our two pieces of carbon fiber, um, cut to the to the right lengths, and I basically we have a line in the foam from the plans. And then we cut a small groove about three millimeters, um, in with and half wade through the foam, and then we just take the knife or a some type of little tool, and we gonna pluck out the the inside channel of foam, and then the carbon fiber tube could just fit right in that channel, and we're doing the same thing for the other one comes out nice and easy, And then we can just stuff the of carbon fiber tube straight in there, and sometimes it doesn't fit the first time. You gotta maybe go over it. Like what we're doing there to make a little bit wider. Um, just might have to do a little bit to make it fit. Um, as you can see there, that looks like if it's pretty good, so then you're gonna have to take it back out, and we're gonna have to glue it. Um, you know, if you use much glue just a little bit of glue will do. One thing to mention when you're cutting thes carbon fiber tubes to the right length is Onley. Cut it outside cause when you cut it, it releases toxic dust, carbon dust and you don't want to breathe that in or get it on your skin. So take it outside to cut it. And we do explain that in the other build video and same thing with the other two, they're pretty simple, and there we have it. Now the next step is to get our nose piece, and this is by the most complicated piece of the whole build is getting this nose piece glued together and attached to the plane. It's easy to break its. You have to be really careful. It feels a little bit fragile, which it is basically just kind of slide it over the top of the nose. You're gonna have to constantly be readjusting yet, um, changing it around so that it fits, and as you can see, it just slides in and snaps into the proper holes. Just like that, it'll take some readjusting. Um, I skipped through this part. It took longer to do it in real life. As you can see, that's other nose looks. It looks good once it's done. And ah, so what we do here is we just, um, glue where it's going to be kind of pull it, pull that part away and then glue underneath it and then put it back in place to let it dry . Um, and what we can also do is take a pen or marker some type of, um, pen, and make a line put in place to make a line, Take it away and then you know exactly where to glue and that that works pretty good. Generally, now it's snapped in place. Scrape off the excess glue, and here we're putting together the knows. This part is a little more complicated. That part right there is actually the hatch. Um, but first we have to put the, um, support peace. This is actually where the battery is going to rest on inside of the fuse lodge. Good. Put that in there On. That's on the bottom of the plane. A little bit tedious. Takes a little bit of time to line everything up and make sure that fits together. It takes a little bit patient. Um, as you can see that it fits together very nicely. It's always tempting to use a lot of glue when you're just starting out, but you'll find that you don't need as much glue is. You would think just a small bead would generally be enough. But there are certain places that you want to reinforce with extra glue. Um, but generally you just need a little bit see, like right here. We It's good to use an extra glue just to reinforce, um, certain areas like the like the bottom of the fuselage on the nose fits together like that . And you can reinforce the notches with extra glue there, um, another. We're done with the bottom. We can turn it around and time to together. That knows, and this is a little bit more difficult as well. You have to gonna put the glue on the side, and then, um, hold it with your hand for a while to let it dry. Um, and you have to do just kind of one side at a time. Start with this side and then hold it. Hold their in place, make sure not to burn yourself When you're when you've got glue this close to your hand, it's It's easy to burn yourself. Ah, hopefully it'll fit together nicely. It actually looks pretty good. One to get months, it comes together. It looks pretty nice, Um, and reinforce the seems with extra glue. Make sure not to spell the glue because it doesn't melt. The foam don't use too much, just enough to stay glued together. So here's the top hatch where it with a hinge. And that's where it's gonna hit the hinge point that you're going to use to open the fuselage to access your battery and your electron ICS. Here we're just adding some glue to reinforce the hinge. And now it should make a strong Hinch, and it shouldn't shouldn't break off. So now we only want to glue the the point past that green line by the hinge, the back part we don't want to glue. So we're only gluing the part right where we're bending it there, the front part. So we're gonna glue along here. Um, just do one side at a time, and it's definitely easier if you've got two people. I have built lots of plans just by myself. But it is nice if you can have a friend or somebody help. That way you can help each other, hold the glue and hold things in place. So it does help. If you have two people, Same with the other side. Here. Make sure you don't drip the glue all over the place. Ah, well, just takes practice to get good with the glue gun and holding everything in place as it dries. And sometimes you gotta adds a little extra if it doesn't hold together. All right, so it's start to look like a plane. We got the nose all glued together. That looks real nice. But now we're gonna put on the bottom piece, and this not only is going to make it look pretty cool, it's also gonna add a water rigidity to the airframe itself. So he's gonna fit right on the bottom like that. So let's get started. One thing to note is, sometimes you'll find that a peace won't fit perfectly. And so you might have to trim some foam. Or if, like, if a notch doesn't fit perfectly in its spot, you might have to trim a little bit of the NA church from a little bit of the whole, um, and here we're just marking for alignment. So we know where to glue on the bottom piece, and we're, ah, putting glue on the fuselage part. And then we're going to put the the bottom piece over that, and when we have our, we have our little marks that we know exactly where to put it. So it's centered. It just goes on top like that. Pretty simple and just. It takes about a minute or two for the hot glue to dry, so that's something to keep in mind. Sometimes it takes longer than others. Depending on the type of surface you're glowing, Um, again, you can use like I'll marker a pencil to make a little line and that will you know where to put your glue? Because sometimes you don't know exactly where to put your glue. Before you put others, you can see we put it back down so it lines up script some of the excess glue off. There you go. It's him with the other side here, just reinforcing some extra glue on the top and then reinforcing the seams in the bottom with a little bit extra glue, and now we're doing the, um, mounting plate of the mounting pieces of foam. This is where the motor mount is going to attach to set to glue these pieces together who's multiple pieces together to make one thicker peace, and this is where your motor mount will attach to. Then it just cussed slides in, make sure everything is lined up and then, um, make sure to use a lot of glue for this part, but make sure it doesn't melt. You don't want to use so much glue that you actually melt the foam, but use enough so it's nice and sturdy and again, that's right where the motor money is going to attach to. There's gonna be a lot of stress right at this point on, there we go. Looks like we're dripping a little bit and that ouch, that really burns. And here you just want to add a little bit extra glued because that's where all your force from your motor is going to be. It's gonna be blowing air. It's gonna be There's gonna be a lot of stress right around this piece. So when I have extra glue right there. So there's these two pieces in the back, and that's actually you can use that for your rudder. But we decided not to use this since most you guys were just starting out. Don't worry about this, too. Back pieces. We just took him off. And here we got our motor mount. Make sure to put plenty of blue on your motor mount. Stay secure, slighted in place. Stick it on. And then you wanna look at your plane from a couple different angles to make sure that motor mount is level and then we got our KF airfoil is And this is just an extra piece of foam that goes on the top front, part of the wing, and that's gonna add a little bit extra strength to the wing. It's also gonna add a makeshift airfoil. So because the front leading edge of the wing is a little bit thicker than the back, it's gonna cause more left. And then here we have some magnets and this is what's gonna cause our hatch battery hatch to stay closed. So we got a battery on her hatch in a battery where it closes, and then that's when snap together. And so there's an interesting way to makes of these manic magnets line up. And so they were the right polarity and everything. That's so the first thing we do put some glue there and sticker magnet in place, and then we'll go ahead and we'll put some tape over that magnet. As you can see, there's a little piece of tape on top of the magnet taping it down, and then we'll take a piece of tape and we'll put the sticky side up. And then we'll snap the magnet in place and then puts him glue on top of that magnet. Right? So there's a sticky side facing up of the tape and we got glue on the magnet, and now we close it. It'll actually automatically stick to that top hinge, and then we take it back off. It's already the magnets lined up. It's the right polarity, and we got the tape. We just make that tape tight, and now we got a magnet perfectly in place, and that's how you get your magnets tow line up and works great snaps in place. All right, so we've finished the whole build of the plane except for the rudders. And these things just slide in really easily. But we won't be. I'm gluing these in just yet. We're actually gonna leave these out until we install the electron ICS. What? We can flip it over and not worry about breaking the vertical stabilizer. Yeah, that way we could set it down like this upside down, and we could install our servos or motor everything. And then once the electron ICS air installed, then we'll go ahead and glue in vertical stabilizers. So in the next video, we're going to sand and paint the plane before we install the electron ICS. 14. F-35 Electronics: So before we install all of the electron ICS in this plane, remember that we didn't glue these in. We're gonna keep these rudders out. That way we could turn the plane upside down, and it's nice and flat for us to install all the electron ICS in the plane. First, we're going to bend our push rods, and we're going to need two long ones like this and to bent ones like this. As you can see here, we have about the same So we need to make to bent ones that are bent like that. So here we just take our, um, push rod, and we put it next to the graph paper that came with your plans and then bend it to of the approximate angle and just follow. Follow the angle on the paper, and this push rod will be for our ailerons. So we need two of these, and then we needed to longer ones for the elevator. But we don't need any for the rudders because we're not gonna have rudders on this plane. So we just need four total. And then here's how we make the Z bend. We've been to one side toe a 90 degree angle and then again to a 90 degree angle. So we have, like, it looks like a Z, um, at the end, as you can see there, that Z bend and here we do it again, 90 degree angle and then another 90 degree angle. And this is too attached to our servo. Our server serve alarm, and it works just fine. That's how you can do it if you have a needle, nose pliers and here we cutting into the right length. And so, if you like, we mentioned one of the first videos. A Z Bender works even better. So as you can see there, it's the much smaller, tighter, precise bend, and azi better would be nice, but you don't have to have it. And here we're instilling our servos. Put the wire through and it looks like it doesn't quite fit. So we're gonna have to trim, um, a little bit of these holes, you know, don't completely go by the rules on when you're building. Don't be afraid to cut certain pieces out to trim things here and there. Your plane still gonna fly if you trim off pieces. So there we go. Servo fits in place, and there it is, thumbs up. Same with the other side, and you'll notice there's three servo holes on each side. But we really only need two on each side because we're not. We're not using rudders, so we only need to servos on each side instead of three on each side. As you can see that there's a hole there and there we have our servos and, um, four total. So two on each side. Now we're gonna glue but a little bit of glue on each side of the servo, and then we're gonna slide it in. Um, so it's tight. That's all you need. Same with the other servo. A little bit of glue. There we go, doing the other side, you get the idea, and here are our control horns, and we'll link to several different kinds of control horns. It doesn't really matter what kinds you have basically is just a thin little piece of wood , um, or plastic. And here you did. Normally you need to drill out the whole to make him a little bit bigger, either with a knife or with a drill bit. And then Here's the notch, and you make this not right behind the hinge point on your control surface. You make a little notch where the control horn can fit in. It's called a control horn because it fits into your control surface, and it's what it's what your push rods attached to. That's like the linkage, the control linkage, like a lever that moves your control surface up and down and you'll see how that works in just a little bit. Puts in blue in there and attach it. And you want that the hole in your control horn to be. And as you can see, I moved it forward here because you want it right above the hinge point. She want that whole right above the hinge point. And then he were cutting off a little bit of this excess piece, and we're putting it in the servo. So this is going to be a little bit of a challenge to figure out at first. But you basically just fit that little Z bend into the servo, and then you, um, that and you. Then you have to hold it in place so you know where to put the control horn, and then you cut a little groove right where the control horn will be. Um, then you fit in your control horn end. Since the control surface is small, it's barely enough room to fit the control horn, so we need to cut it all the way through. So we have enough room for the control horn, and eventually you'll you'll know what these terms mean. Control or in control. Surface push Rod. Um, it's confusing at first, but it gets easier with time, So that's how it fits in right there. Put some glue in fits right in place. Gotta wait for it to dry. Make sure it's totally dry before you try to clip it in. And then once it's dry, he just clip it open. Clip it in that hole again. We made that hole a little bit bigger because, um, there normally too small. Now let's do the other side and it was a little bit too long. So we did. There is We had to clip it a little bit shorter, but we had to make sure there's still threads left because at the end of that push rod, that's where the cleave us a little white thing at sick. Leave us. It screws onto the push rod and, um, make sure they're still threads left. Um, so this is for our elevators. Our elevator control horns go right there. See the fit, and you might have plastic ones. They're not all the same, basically, just a thin piece of something with a hole in it to attach to your Bushrod. And there we go wait for it to dry. It takes about two minutes, normally 2 to 3 minutes for these to dry, and then now it's linked up. And as you see, that's how it works. It's really cool to servo ca next to the control. A servo connects to the push rod, which connects to your control horn, which connects to your control surface. And that's the linkage that makes your control surface go up and down. And there's the one for our aileron. So we got our elevator and our aileron connected. It's kind of hard to get him clipped in. Sometimes that's how they work. See pretty cool. That's what's going to steer the plane in flight. Add a little bit extra dilutive, reinforced that push rod. They hook in just like that, and now we got it just right, and now it's all done. We got our ale around in our elevators, and that's all the control surfaces we need. We don't need rudders. We just need are taylor ailerons and elevators, and I was time for the motor. We're getting close to done. Motor Just attach is straight to the motor mount and make sure that propeller is faced forward. So not forward where the motor is pointing but forward towards the nose of the plane. So there's these little letters under propeller, and those letters should always be pointing forward towards the nose of your plane. Even if the motor is pointed backwards like that, it's pointed backwards. Um, but though the propeller should still be faced forward and we're connecting our speed control to our motor, those three little plugs And here's an interesting tip. If your motor is spinning the wrong way, you unplug two wires. Sue unplugged. Just any two wires doesn't matter. The colors don't matter, and you reverse them so you plug them in backwards opposite of what they were. And that's going to reverse the direction of your motor. All right now, it's time to get the server wires out of the way. It's put a little dab of glue on the wire and stick it to the side away from the propeller . So make sure the propeller does not hit those server wires. And then there the server wires are gonna go up towards the front through into the fuselage into the battery hatch, where you can access them, make sure that they're glued and secured away from the propeller. Ah, there we go, Coming right along. And if you have any questions, make sure post in the comments below. And here's our Velcro. Make sure to glue the Velcro. Don't just rely on the sticky side of Velcro, actually put a little glue in there and put it as far forward as possible because normally you want your battery further forward. So put the Velcro in, um, towards the front, inside the battery hatch. Here's our radio receiver, and we're plugging in our servos into the radio receiver, and we'll show you how to set this up. I mean, the radio set up, but we got our everything inside the cockpit. We got our speed controller are receiver and our battery, and then all over servos connected to the receiver and might be a challenge to get everything fitted in there the first time, but looks like it worked. And now it's time to get our Rutter's connect because not since we got all our electron ICS installed and we don't need to be turning the plane upside down anymore. Weaken. Put in those Rutter's there we go and make sure that they're at a even angle because it's hard to get the mangled the proper way. Make sure they're there, so it doesn't really matter how much they're angled, but it doesn't matter that they're the same angle. So don't make so that once straight and one's angled or one slightly angle and ones really angled makes you that they're both the same angle I like to go. It may be a 25 degree angle. I don't know for sure, but, um, just make sure you might have toe look towards the front of the plane and make sure that they're both the same angle. Looks like a pretty good job there, and, um, looks like it's looking good for us. There we go. What a nice looking plane. All right, so we just finish up the F 35 version six, and now we're ready to go take it to the field and fly. But before we do that, we're gonna have to show you how to set up your radio and make sure your control surfaces are moving in the right direction. 15. F-35 Radio Setup: So now that we've installed all the electron ICS and we've got the motor and we got all our servos in, it's time to set up the electron ICS and plug a hole into the receiver. But before we do that, we need to set up our radio. Now, this is a computer radio or a programmable radio, which means it's got a fancy little screen right here. Now, you can use this as a beginner, but it's not really necessary. Ah, little simple four channel radio like this will work just fine. This is what we used for the Hydra jet. But we're gonna be using the computer radio for this plane, so we're going to show you some basic programming now, This may vary from radio brand to Radio brand, but it's all gonna be just about the same. So the first thing we're gonna do is this is on a Spitfire, but we're going to change the model to the model that we're going. So we're gonna scroll down two systems says confirm system menu access. Our F radio frequency will be disabled. Yes. So now we're gonna go to model select and you see that Spitfire man advantage of 22 star destroyer. Now we're gonna do add new, modern and eat. So we're gonna go down to model Kite. We'll just choose here. David will be reset. This is why you need to do this at the beginning. Yeah, we'll go down to model name. That's an out of the name is all created. We go back and we're gonna go to aircraft type now. This determines air wing type now, because we're using a standard configuration. We're using one servo for the elevators, one serval for the ailerons. We're just gonna have wing typeset as normal. But if we were doing Elevon is like on the hydro yet You want to scroll over to Elevon? I will explain that in the hydro jet video. Just a quick note there. But for this plane, we're gonna have it for normal. And then you can select your little airplane image. And you really don't need a complicated radio like this. You can use a simpler radio. Okay, so now that that's all set up, we'll go back to the main menu. And now it's ready to be about. So now we're going to start plugging in the electron ICS, and you'll notice that this is a conventional style airframe. What we mean by that is it's got ayla rods on the wing and then it's got elevators on the tail. We don't have rudders like we did on the Hydra jet. So one difference from the hydrogen in this is this one does not have runners. And also, the Hydra jet had Ella Vons, which meant that they moved separately to create your elevators and ailerons. You can do that configuration with this plane. It's a little bit simpler configuration if you don't wanna do the ailerons, but instead we're gonna opt for a conventional style for its elevators and ailerons. So because each control surface has an individual servo, we need to combine these servos into two channels. So what we're gonna use is why connectors? What that means is we got to servos for the elevator. We need to combined it into one channel. So when the elevator service Yeah, now that those are together, we'll plug it into the elevator slot on our receiver in the elevator slot, and here we're doing our aileron. So we're plugging both of our ailerons servos together into one. Um, in that than that one channel plugs into the aileron channel on our receiver, and one thing to note is, make sure you plug in the he's in the right way, because if you plug in your several wire upside down into your receiver, it's not going to work. So you're gonna have to look a little graph on the recited the receiver. Make sure you got your positive and your negative the right way. The black is always negative. So here's our throttle or plugging in, which is their speed controller plugging our speed controller that controls the throttle. And then the next step is to bind at the radio, and we got this little bind plug, and we explain this more in the hydrogen video as well. But you plug in your bind, plug like that, and then you get your radio and, um, where you would do is first you plug in your battery and then you would hold in your bind button or switch on your radio. And, as you can see here, it's on the top. That button he's gonna hold that button in and turn on the radio at the same time. Keep holding your button and you're gonna notice some blinking lights. And then once the light turns solid like that, it means it's bound any other some beeping noises, and that means it's blinded and you'll you'll start to have control over your control surfaces, but they will all be moving the wrong direction, most likely. So once it's bind ID, you're not done. You still got to make sure that all of your flaps and control surfaces are moving in the proper direction, and that's what we're gonna show you now. So I'll try to explain this so you can understand it. Um, basically are ailerons are going the right direction, but our elevators are all messed up. So what we're gonna try to do is going to our radio. We're gonna try to reverse some switches, and you can find out which way everything's supposed to move in your e book. So look at your e book to know which way everything's supposed to move. But basically it's not good. Thumbs down. It still didn't work. Um, but you are ailerons are moving in the right direction. Um, So what we're gonna try to do is we're gonna use a reverse plug and we'll have links to this. But it's actually a little just a little cable that you that you plug it in between your servo and your receiver, and that's going to reverse that one servo. So it moves the opposite direction because right now our elevators are supposed to be moving in unison, but they're moving opposite from each other. So once we plug in this little reverse plug, um, are elevators, See, they're moving in unison. Are elevators are moving in unison, but it's still a problem. They're moving the wrong direction, So we're only halfway there is. Now we're gonna go into our elevator channel, we're going to reverse that. And now it's going the right direction. When you pull back, it's supposed to go up and we push forward is supposed to go down. So it looks like everything is moving in the right direction. Awesome. But notice how are elevator isn't quite lined up there. The one is a little bit crooked. So the way we fix that is to actually, um, change the length on our push rod. So we unclip are push ride from our control horn and then we can just turn it. So we basically unscrew it or screw it in, and that's gonna make it longer or shorter. So he's unscrewing it, which is making it longer. So now we have more length, and that's going to just slightly change the position that that elevator was in. Now, once we clip it back in, it should be lined up. Um, because it was a little bit crooked. See, now it's lined up better. There we go, and now it's there. Still, the one is moving a little bit more than the other one. But that's not a big deal. It'll still fly. You'll, especially in your first plane. You're gonna have some minor details that aren't perfect, like one control surface might move more than the other one. Um, that's okay. Um, just just get it as close as you can get everything lined up. Um, and that's good enough. That's gonna give us plenty of control. That's our up and down, and that's our left and right. Control those ailerons control left and right. Awesome thumbs up. And here's just a little extra tip is our throttle cut and some radios don't have this But if you have a programmable radio, it's good a good idea to use the throttle cut, and you can select which switch you want it on. And whether that does is it turns off your throttle so that your motor can't spin, and so you have it on a switch. So if you hit that switch, the motor won't spin. You know, in case of an emergency, you can eat your throttle cut. It's not absolutely necessary, but it's a good idea. So if you notice, um, throttle cut is on and there's no power, no power to the motor. Turn it off. And now there is power. So just that's just a a good idea to have if you have a programmable radio on extra safety feature. So when your motor is reversed, meaning it's spinning the wrong way, it's not gonna push the air the right way, and your plane won't fly. Let's demonstrate, so the propeller needs to be turning this way to push the air this way, but watch what happens. That's backwards. So we needed to blow this way. So the way you do that is, you just take two of these wires any two wires. It doesn't matter which ones and you just reverse. Um, now, no way you can see it spinning the right way. You also want to be very careful with these propellers because take a look at this dry you would hold the plane. That's propellers is this propeller will shred this piece of paper. You don't want your hand looking like that. So that's why it's very important to be careful around the propeller. Um, if you have a throttle cut on your radio, use it. If you're working on, you're playing, you know, in your motors on, take your propeller off before you work on your playing too much because you don't want to look like this piece of paper this 16. Painting the F-35: Alright, guys. So start right off here, withstanding the plane. Just grab a piece of fine grit sandpaper and run it over the plane and basically smooth out all the edges. Now you can spend as much or as little time as you'd like on this part. It's really your preference. Of course, you don't have to sand it, but it just makes it smoother. Makes a little bit more streamlined. Look, makes it look nicer. So, um, would spend a lot of time here on the wing. You could make the wing really round it and give it that little bit of an airfoil there. So, yeah, standing makes look better, and then it's ready for the paint and we used testers paint. You can't just use any spray paint or it will melt your foam. So you either have to use an airbrush paint that doesn't have any chemicals, because the chemicals that make it the ah spray can that make the paint spray out is what melt melts the the phone. The paint itself doesn't melt the foam. It's the chemicals they use to make it. You know, the air pressure to spray the paint, whatever that is that makes it the phone melt. So you you thereafter use airbrush paint or by the special testers paint. It's a hobby. Paint. You should be able to find it at a hobby shop. Maybe a hardware store, Probably only a hobby shop is going to have this special type of paint. We're pending everything silver and then for the cockpit. We are painting it gold. And we just use this little paint marker, um, to pain. And it seemed to work well, it took a little while to get all the paint on the cockpit here. I really skip through this part, but it, um is it probably gonna be your best option to get a nice, um cockpit. And here's for the tails. Now, we already sprayed that, um, but you see what you used a piece of film and then sprayed the color and it seemed to work . OK, we just came up with this design right on the spot. We didn't do any planning a little bit crude, but it worked. It looked OK. We were trying to get an American flag, but it looks more like the French flag, I think, which is funny so, yeah, basically just learned up a piece of make sure the bottom side is dry. First line a piece of foam. Spray it with whatever color you want, and that works. Fine. Nice French flag. And now we got the That's done, That's all. We did ours, and I think it looks pretty good. I mean, it looks pretty nice. I mean, by the time you finish this, it looks better than then. You think it will, Um, looks like a real F 35 fighter, so Yeah, that's it. 17. Building the Hydro Jet : everyone. Welcome to the easy flight bonus built video. They were going to show you how to build the hydroplane. And this is really just a little bonus. Because, really, if you can build one plane, you could build any of them. They're pretty much all the same as far as the techniques and the way you build them. But we're gonna show you how to build a hydroplane as well. We're excited about this plan because it can. It's kind like all terrain vehicle aken land on water snow. I can't wait for winter to come. Yeah, just fly this plane in the snow. But this is really cool plane. So let's get started with build. All right? So the first thing you do is get her to wing haps. We're gonna line them up so that our spark cuts are the thing that are lined up. Very good way to join, too. Wing halves apart from the tape curls, uh, smooth that all out. What this is going to do is it's gonna create a hinge for us to put our hot glue groups. Now that we got that set, bend it over any hot glue gun which is for a little bit. I'm just gonna apply this right along the edge here pretty quickly, skipping the notches. All right? Now we can lay this down flat and we get really strong glue joint out of this. We have our two wing halves joined, and now we're gonna install our carbon fiber. So the way we do this is if I can find it wherever it is, we got some cavities on the other side. So So we're gonna put on our carbon fiber supports. And the way I do this, you can do this a little bit differently, but I just try to take the tip into the cut and open that like that. Get to the end. You can also, that doesn't work. You can also take your knife and just cut long for no. From that cavity up even more. Get here. It's this full mount cut two slots that we were going to stuff it in. We've cut a groove into our plane and were installed a carbon fiber spar Understand glue along this group in the plane in the wing. I'm gonna insert the carbon fibre rod, and this is gonna help strengthen the wing a lot. It's gonna add virginity to the wing. So we're gonna install our second piece of carbon fiber. We're going to have to cut it to be the right length. Now, when you cut carbon fiber, it can release dust in the air there kind of toxic. So I like to cut it outside. So let's measure here, so we need to cut about right there wasn't. Let's mark that with the exactly knife right now. We're gonna take this outside and we're gonna cut it outside. All right, so here we gonna cut it right here. It is actually fit in there. Do the front carbon fiber support remember any excess glue? Three D off. So now we've got our two wing halves glued together. We install their carbon fiber spars. The next step is we're gonna glue on these two. They're called air foils, and what it is is it's just a extra layer of foam on the front half of the plane to give it some extra thickness of strength. It's also gonna create somewhat of an airfoil right here. So there's going through those right on top of the wing much And what the cath air foils do is well, First of all, they add more strength. It's nice to have an extra layer of foam there in the front, but it also adds thickness to the front of the wing or plane, which creates a little bit of an Air Force. Because that sound airfoil works. You've got thicker in the front dinner in the back. So that's an added feature and just doing the other side make. So it's nice and even, And now we're gonna be doing our rudder. So we already have the rudder hinge cut out when we were cutting out the plans. Now it's just time to put a piece of tape on there on the one side, and they're gonna have to cut the angle. Um, so we're gonna open it and then cut the angle so that it can hinge the other way because if you don't get an angle, your brother won't be able to hinge the opposite direction. And now we're doing the back L. Avants and the reason they're called El Avants. And we do explain this in a different video, but is because it's the elevator and ailerons mixed together because there's only two in the back. There's only two in the back of the wing, Um, and they've mixed together to create your up and down and your left and right so they mixed together and create your pitch in your role. So the first step again is to put a piece of tape on the top and then open it and then create that angle for the hinge and make sure you don't cut your fingers and also make sure you don't cut too far down. Who are you actually cut off the elevon and then same thing with this side. Just put a piece of tape on there, smooth it out and then open up. Open up the hinge point here and again. Make that score fold, and it's a good idea to watch both build videos. Watch this video and the F 35 bill video to get a kind of an idea of how he did each planes , you know, and we're here. We're taking off a little bit extra so that we have a little bit more room for the hinge to move. There it is, Um, and then here's always strengthened the hinge. We put up some Lou on their scraped the glue off. So just leaves a thin film of glue, and it makes it really strong toe where it it won't come off. Um, and now we're almost ready for the most complicated part of the build, which is the pontoons. Okay, so now we're ready for the most complicated part of the build. And that's thes pontoons. We just finished the first pontoon, and now we're going to the 2nd 1 and we're gonna show you how to do this. Now you have to get this just right or it won't perform correctly. So why don't you talk about the pontoons? So these pontoons have just a little bit of di e drel? Not much there, angled. But basically, if you know how Di Hydro works with the wing when you're flying and your plane tilts, the wing that is more vertical has less left than the wing. That is horizontal, making it love loud. And it's kind of the same principle with the surface tension of water going over your pontoons. So basically, you need an angle in order to keep this thing level. When you're on the water. When your hydroplaning on the water. So the first thing you have to notice is there's two different sizes to these parts. There's one smaller piece and then one larger piece and the smaller piece goes on the outside and the larger piece goes on the inside. And there's only a slight difference here, just like 1/4 inch difference. You gotta make sure you get that right. Also, your inside supports have a very slight angle tomb. So you need to make sure that when you glue these, the angle is pointing in the right direction. This inside piece is gonna be slightly larger, this outside pieces slightly smaller. And then you gotta make sure that brace in the middle is angled upward toward the inside and then that comes together. So our first step is to glue this back piece right here. You guys be careful when you're using hot glue, especially ah, high temp hot glue gun because they really burn you. So you can also make sure that this is square phone. So what we're gonna dio on this one is we're just gonna glue it till about here. Then we're going to lead the nose just kind of open. So we're just going the back half part of this part of the pontoon and also the end there. And I apologize. We didn't quite get this on camera as well as we should have. But as you can see, this is the smaller peace, and we're going to towards the outside of the pontoon, and you need to hold it there so it can dry. And now we're gonna go the piece, and this piece is slightly angled up towards the inside, to the side on the inside is slightly higher. So we got that glued in. Are we alone in the other side? And this is the slightly larger piece we're living in the centerpiece, scraping off the excess glue. And now we've got to That's what we left the front unglued so that we can bend it in. They're gonna put on make sure use plenty of glue here so that it because you're gonna be driving this thing on the water. You don't want it to be leaking, so you want you want to have a lot of glue in here. Now you can pinch the front together and there you've got your pontoon. Pretty cool. Takes a while for this to dry. Um, at the add more glue. Now we're gonna go the bottom piece on top there, over the pontoon, and bend it down. And if you hold it while it dries, always scrape off the excess glue and maybe trim off a little bit of the side if it's too big. All right. So we just finished our pontoons. It looks pretty cool. It's really sturdy, actually. So not ready for the next step. And we're going to glue the fuselage on here and the rudder. So let's do that. Let's do that. Um, you might want to mention that, actually. All right, well, so because these back plates are gonna bend in, we only want to glue right here and up along here. Did hear it because these are gonna bend in like that right now. We're gonna put our vertical stabilizer onto the plane and make sure it's it's ah, straight lined up. It's pretty simple. Just pops in place. The vertical stabilizer there seems little bit flimsy, but we found it's it does. Okay, if you wanted to, you could put some carbon fiber in the vertical stabilizer, scraping off the excess glue. But make sure to use enough glue toe secure that vertical stabilizer a little bit extra glue there doesn't hurt. And now we're putting in our piece for the Motor Mount, and this is just the first plate. Um, that's going to help secure the motor mount. There's actually another piece that goes over that piece, and as you can see that that rear part bends together, that's why you have to leave that that rear part unglued so you can bend it together. Looks like running. Do both sides here but glue on either side and carefully make sure not to burn yourself. There's actually a part where he burns himself in this video. I edited that out. Um, so there we go, holding it together. It seems to fit very nice. Scraping off the excess glue. Make sure to put a little extra glue in there just to reinforce it, because that is a weak spot and on the plane and that we're, um, doing the hatch. That's where the battery and the electron ICS they're going to be in and that we're putting on the second piece that secures the motor mount unless the support for the motor mount goes right in the front because there's gonna be a lot of tension right there. A lot of pressure from the motor pulling on that foam. And then we got our motor monk glued onto there pretty simple. And we actually put a piece of tape right there on that hatch because it was kind of hard to open. So I put a piece of tape so that we can open it easier. Um, I think we're almost done, but we have to put in the magnet. So we gotta put in our our magnet that secures the battery hatch, put some glue there, put a magnet on there and on the F 35 build video, we show how to do this better. But see, we got a magnet on that side, and then just that just clips in place. But watch the F 35 build video to see how that works and how to line that up properly and that we just got our nose piece and, um, looks a little complicated, but it's pretty easy to put together. You got an inside piece for support, and then everything just folds together, and it actually looks kind of nice on the front of the plane and that will be sanded down to make it fit better. So a little bit of glue on each side takes a while to put this thing together, cause you gotta wait for the glue to dry every time. Now we're going in front of the nose, and little details like this takes longer for the glue to dry on these little details. If you're going a bigger surface, it's the glue dries faster, but, um, on little details like this, it's a little bit more difficult. A lot of little glue points, very tedious work. It's good to have two people cause you can help each other hold the glue dry. Um, it's it's easier if you have two people, but again I have. I have built lots of planes myself, and you can do him yourself if you have to. While we're getting close to the end of the build. Soon as we finish this no species, I think we're pretty much done with the build. There we go, smoothing out the and make sure you don't burn yourself. It is a big. A big issue with hot glue gun Tuesday. They're very hot. Especially these high temp glue guns with the large diameter glue sticks is they're very hot. There you go. Fits right in place. So we're all finished with the build for the hydro's, yet it looks pretty good. And before we install the electron ICS in the next video, we're actually gonna go ahead and sand this thing down. So we're just gonna take some sandpaper sand all the edges to get a nice, rounded edge. So basically, you just sand it, um, send as much as you want. The more you sand, the better It will Look, in my opinion, nice and smooth. A little bit more aerodynamic. 18. Hydro Jet Electronics: Hey, everyone, welcome to the third installment in the Hydro Jets, Siri's. And in this video we're gonna be installing the electron ICS. So let's get started. So we're gonna need three servos for this plane. One for the rudder to for the L. A. Vonn's on 2200 K V motor with a six by three crop 1,002,200 battery. That seems to be a very common number. NRC is 2200 and the 25 AM speed control. We're also gonna need a couple push rods, some control horns, a few screws you screw the motor onto the motor mount. And, of course, your radio. So now we're gonna screw on our motor, and this is a 22 100 motor with a six by three propeller. Normally, we go six by four. But, um, 6.3 should have enough power. And there we got our little screws and that red color really pops looks good in a plug in our speed control to our motor, where to drill a little hole for the motor wires to come through underneath there, and everything should fit in their quite well. And if you want to see how to set up electron ICS and bind. Two receiver. We'll talk about that in the next video, but they were just plugging everything plugged in our battery. Looks like we got everything in there. See if we got power to the motor. Yep. Roger that. And now it's time to set plugging our servos. So you've got three servos total one for each elevon. And 14 the rudder. And they just slide in like that. Also in the F 35 bill video. We go into a little bit more detail when installing these servos. So there's our push. Roddick connected to our servo nor phenomena glue our servo. I want to the plane, little bit of glue on each side. Push it right in there. And there it is to the same thing with the other one. And then we also got another servo on the other side of the fuselage, and then we're gonna connect our control horns to the control surface. We get it, give it. We already cut the groove, and I get a little glue in that groove and put in our control horns. There we go. Gonna hard for the glue to dry. Gotta hold it in place. Same thing with the other side. There we go. Make sure you got the proper length. The F 35 video explains a little bit more detail. Make sure you hold that for a couple minutes while it dries. Now we got the your utter and the F 35 did not have a rudder. So same concept. But you're putting in the control horn, horn horizontally instead of vertically. There you go. All right, we got the plane built, We got painted, we got electron ICS install. Got arms writer way. Have our motor, It's ready to go. So we're gonna take it out for the maiden flight out in the field. So super excited. So let's go fly. 19. Hydro Jet radio setup: All right, So now that we've installed all of our electron ICS, it's time to hook it up to our receiver. You knows we got about four cables coming out of this plane here, and that's because this is a four channel airplane. What a four channel airplane means is you've got four independent channels you got pitch, you got role, you got runner, which is called yaw, and you have your motor. But this Since this is a Delta configuration airplane, our pitch and our role have been combined into to control surfaces called Ella Vonn's. So what that means is our elevator in our aileron are combined together, mixed together to make control, sir. Working independently now, on a conventional type aircraft like that 35 you've got elevator, and then we've got ailerons. So we've got elevators back here which create pitch or the up and down movement of the plane, and then the ailerons create the role or the term. But on our Delta wing plane, we just have to elevators in the back. So what you have to do is you have to mix them together so they also create role. Not we're gonna show you how to do that. So the first step to setting up your plane is getting all your cables connected to your receiver and getting it. Bind it. So the first thing we're gonna do is we're gonna plug our throttle cable, which is connected to our electronic speed controller into the throttle slot on the receiver. No, this receiver has a little diagram on the side which has ground positive and then signal. So you need to make sure that the darkest color wire is on the ground and the lightest color wire is on the signal. So this is the right way. You got your dark wire in the ground, and if you turn it backwards, um, then it's not gonna work right? You don't want it backwards. Thumbs down. So normally we would plug the ailerons servo into the aylor on channel and elevator servo into the elevator. But because these air l love ones were just gonna plug one elevon into the L aileron and then one elevon into the elevator. And then our writer just goes in the writer slot. So a really good safety tip when you doing work like this is to take your propeller off. So we're gonna go ahead and do that now, That way, we're not chopping off any fingers, so we'll just set this aside. So now it's timeto bind your receiver to your radio. Now, if you get the radio from the store or something, this is probably already done, but it's still a really good thing to know how to do if you're gonna be building multiple aircrafts. So the first thing we're gonna do is we're gonna get our bind plug. We're gonna insert it into bind bat. Sometimes it will say, data slot. We have our servos plugged into the receiver. We have our bind plug, plug into the receiver. All our connections are made. So now we need to plug in our battery. Make sure the radio is off during this process. When binding, and you hear the motor initiate. Go to your radio, push the buying button and turn it on. You'll probably see something like a blinking light or binding come up on the display screen. All right, so we're just gonna see that one more time. First step is to plug in our battery next, holding the bind button and turn the radio on. You'll hear some beeps sounds and this could take a couple seconds. Once you hear three consecutive beeps, you know it's bound. And there they are. Now that that's done released the bind button and take out your bind Plug. You want to leave this out unless you're binding it. All right, so we got everything plugged in and all are moving or more ago. But if you look, all our control sources are just moving in the wrong direction are Ella. Bonds aren't mixed. This plane won't fly. So now we're gonna show you how to reverse your control surfaces if they're moving the wrong way and also have a mixed here l a Vonn's Geez, you can see. Um, our rudder is is going the wrong direction? Um, you turn right, it goes left, you turn left, it goes right. And if our that you can see our elevon, they're told it's screwed up. They're supposed to be moving in unison, but only one of them moves at a time. Thumbs down. So we're gonna have toe mix these two together, and there's a mixed switch on our radio now, savers first, we're gonna reverse the rudder Reverse that the writer is perfect. And now we're going to have to set a switch. The mixed switch on Ellen, our transmitter. So we hit the mix, which makes which on another moving in unison. But they're moving the wrong way when you go up and down again. So our ah, up and down is wrong. But our left and right are correct, and you can look in the e books to know which way they're supposed to move. So we're gonna do something here to reverse that. We're gonna go to a receiver, we're gonna unplug our elevator and our aileron, and we're going to reverse them. So we're going to just switch them around now, or elevator is into our aileron and our aileron is into our elevator, and that's just going to reverse the direction. So we're going to see if this works. All right, so now if you notice our left and right got reversed. So now our left and right are moving in the opposite direction, and our up and down is also moving in the wrong direction. So everything's wrong now, But But that's actually a good sign. It changed so Now we have to reverse on the radio again. Let's reverse our elevator and our aileron channels. You have to play around with this multiple times in our up and down is correct. And I left and right is also correct. So you have to play around, reverse the switches, Um, play around until you get it right. You don't have to reverse the server wires. Reverse your switches. Eventually you'll get it right. And as you can see, this is correct. Just study this, um, to know how it's supposed to be because this is the right way. Everything is moving in the not have to rewind this and watch it because it's the right way . And if you notice here, it's a little bit crooked, are are left. One is a little bit higher than our right one. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna, um, pop are cleaves off of the control horn and we're gonna unscrew it. If you noticed it was a little bit too. Hi, so unscrewing it makes it longer. And then if we clip it back on again now, it's little bit lower than it was. And it's even so that fixed it and are the one on the right is a little bit too low, so we're gonna have to unscrew that one as well. As you can see he's screwing it in, which makes it shorter. And then if we clip it back on again, it's gonna be a little bit higher. So that's how you can adjust the trim, make it, make them even you. And now our rudder saw a rudder is leaning to the left a little bit there. As you can see, it's a little to the left. Turn a pop off our servo arm, and this is another way to do it. Um, as you can see here when you move, that's what adjust it. So I'm just moving it with my hand there and pop it back on. Make sure it's centered. Um, and now, if you look, it's it's a lot better. It's almost centered. Um, so we're screwed back in, but you can use your trim on your radio to make if it's just a small adjustment like that. See, we fixed it easy 20. Painting the Hydro Jet : All right. Welcome to the next video. We're gonna show you how to sand you're playing, make it look all nice and smooth. And also, we're gonna show you how to paint it, make it look really cool. Let's get started. We're gonna take some fine grain sandpaper, and we're going to run it over a plane and get a nice smooth, smooth edges and curves on the plane that's gonna help it look better and fly more streamlined. Just use any little piece of sandpaper. For those of you that are wondering, this is 2 20 grit. Some kind of really fine, higher. Great number, actually, the less aggressive it is. You want to really find it. Yeah. So we're gonna take this plane outside. Thank it. Obviously, we don't want fumes coming here, So we're used Red and blue. I think we'll see outside, guys. So we're gonna set this plane on the box right? Like this, and they're gonna give it a coat of red paint on the top and really go blue on the bottom of things. And the way I like to paint is to just do quick, fast, short moves. Austin likes to do long passes, and I think that might be a little bit more effective. But it depends. Um, not a big deal here with the paint. We weren't very picky were a little sloppy with our paint job. We're not that picky, but obviously, you can do some really nice stuff with airbrushing or, you know, some cool designs. We basically just painted it red. Um, as you can see, your Austin's technique might be better. Maybe a little bit more even there. But anyway, I think looks pretty cool with the red paint scheme. Yeah, and we decided to just go with a little mist and on the bottom, um, paint the edges there, but then just kind of paint the front and leave the back white. Um, not the best. Another most professional, but it definitely had some color. And then for the the cockpit, we used a silver paint pen, and you don't have to use one of these. We just found it's a little bit easier to draw. The cockpit worked well for us, and then we added these little star designs, but they didn't turn out that great look. A little sloppy, but as a little bit of color. And then we added those stripes too, and it worked. Okay, so we've got the hydro jets sanded down and painted, and it's really nice, I think, very patriotic. Put some stripes and stars and it just looks pretty good. So in the next video, we're going to be installing your motor battery Speed control servos all your electronic, so stay tuned for the next video. 21. Center of gravity : one thing every plane has is a center of gravity. This is very important for you to decide where the center of gravity is. The plane doesn't decide that you do now. Oftentimes, on the pdf plans, they're gonna have a little mark where the suggested center of gravity is. Let me explain a little bit about center. Basically, every object has a center of gravity, which means it's balanced on both ends at that point. Now, every plane or wing as a center of lift, where that is where the plane is balanced at those points where it is lifting, what you have to do is make sure that the center of gravity is at the exact same point as the center of lift. Because if its tail heavy or nose heavy, it's gonna fly really wonky. Normally, the general rule is to fly just a little bit nose heavy, and I will make a nice flying airplane. But if it flies tail heavy, especially with a delta like this, the plane is just not gonna fly right. It's gonna stall. It's gonna just you're not gonna have a lot of control. It's gonna fly weird. So just make sure you have a little bit more nose weight. So if you have too much weight behind the center of lift, it's gonna make your plane stall. It's going to make it tail heavy, and it's really not gonna fly Nice. It's not gonna be enjoyable flying experience for you. The suggested center of gravity for this plane is about an inch and 1/2 in front of this point. So about right here and you notice, that's tail heavy. So right now, this center of gravity is actually about right here, and that's not work supposed to be. It's supposed to be appear, but that's tail now to balance your plane. The best thing you can do is move your battery weight around. We have our battery all the way forward, but it's still tail heavy. That means we're gonna have to add some nose. Wait, so we've got about 10 cents and pennies and 1/4 and this is actually a Wright Brothers first flight quarter. We just kind of noticed that as we was getting ready, so that's kind of cool and ironic, and actually, when you feel it in your hand, I know it doesn't feel like that much weight. But when you put it out more towards the nose of the plane, it's actually quite a bit. And we're gonna glue these to the underside in the nose toe at some nose weight. So our center of gravity should be about right here an inch before this point, but knows we pick it up, the tail falls down. So what we need to do is add some nose weight because right now, its tail heavy. So we're just gonna start out by adding 1/4 and see what that does. It's like you can actually notice. It doesn't go back. It's drastically. Now let's add some more change. Still some more. Wow, look at that. Perfectly balanced, all balanced. So now, because of the quarters, if we pick it up in the right center of gravity, it's gonna be balanced. So again, just to be clear, the center of gravity is very important. And on this planet, we found, is about an inch and 1/2 in front of that little point. So that little ah angle where the wing meets the two wings meat kind of, um, an inch and 1/2 in front of that or he's right where he's holding it. That's where the center of gravity should be in with those coins. It's just the right size, and you gotta glue these together. Um, that's what we did. You don't have to use coins you can use. Let little lead weights. Maybe you can cut the nose open and put him inside the nose. But we didn't want to do that. So we just glued them straight to the bottom of our plane. Little bit crude. Um, but the main goal is to put weight up there. So whatever way you want to do that works. All right, so now our center of gravity, it's actually a little bit nose heavy. It's about right there. So there's the point. And you need to go about an inch and 1/2 in front of that right there. Boom. That's where you want it to be balanced. And we got it perfect. Nailed it 22. Intro to your first Flight : All right. Guys were finally out in the field ready to fly these for the first time. Um, we've spent so much time building it, It took it. Took a lot of time. I mean, then again, you know, if you think about it's not that much like only a few hours per plane. Yeah, but it did take multiple evenings, and what we found were finally out here ready to fly. We're gonna give you some tips on your first take off tip. So now, guys, this is where all this hard work and all the simulator practice is really gonna pay off when you finally get that feeling when your plane soars into the sky for the first time. I remember the first time Austin took up one of his first planes. Um, when he took it up and it just smashed into the ground with that was actually my dad. His dad's crashed. It had nothing to do with. Still, though, What it takes incredible practice before you can actually fly these planes. It's not as easy. We might make it look easy. Or when you see somebody else fly when it looks easy. But it's really not so. Make sure get plenty of similar to practice. And so we're gonna give you a few tips. The 1st 1 would be to when you're when you're launching your plane for the first time, Um, always throw into the wind. We don't really have any win tonight. No, it's dead calm. This is, like, perfect, perfect flying weather. I would recommend for your first flight that you don't want it to be windy or gusty. Try get it. Calm evening is the best. So the next tip would be to when you're launching your plane. Um, we like to launch it from the side. I'd say that's the best way to launch it. Um, that's always what I do. And you're gonna give it a slight toss. You're not gonna give it a twirl. You're not gonna throw like a Frisbee like a spin. You don't want to spend the plane. You just want to give it like a push. So imagine this coming straight toward the camera. I'm just gonna push it at an animal. I'm gonna let go with that same movements, just like you. It's not gonna be like a you know. So in a slight up angle might help. But don't go too crazy, because what will happen is the air going over the evening will become turbulent in the plane will stall, and it's gonna crash. So when you throw it, just give it a slide up angle, but not too much. And, um, what would you say for power but half power power? Um, that is very dependent on your power. Set up what kind of plane you're flying, but half to 3/4. Powers. Probably good. All right, Well, um, let's take this thing up in the air and we'll give you some more tips along the way. So which plane Arena fly first. Uh, well, let's let's try to get this one off the air. Try the hydro jet plane again. We got some little coins blue to the front because it was a little bit tail heavy. That's a very important tip. When you're for your first flight, make sure it's not tail heavy. A little bit. Nose heavy is better than tail heavy, so all right, let's take up that plane. How resting down started already 23. Flying the F-35 : Alright, guys. So we're finally out with the F 35 this plane I can't wait to fly. It's such a cool plane. It's got a sweet Steph Wing. It's gonna be aerobatic. It's gonna be fast. We got a really powerful motor on this thing. We actually just crashed the, uh, hydro jet on that tallest tree right over there. And, uh, we're gonna take a break. We're gonna fly this thing, and then we're gonna go get the high George yet and fly that thing. So So for some, unplug the battery and another attempt is always turn on your radio first. So I got my radio turned on, and I'm going to Flug, put my battery in throttle high, and I'm going to plug my battery into my speed Control like that. All right, there we go. Turn on check. Our control surfaces seem to be working. Camera. Let's make sure they're moving the correct direction. So you wanna get my controller in there? So when I pulled back on the elevator, it should go up. You can see that it's going up. That pushed forward should go down. Turn right. The right aileron should go up and doing that turn left the left aileron should go up. Everything seems to be working properly. Checked the motor. Ah, a lot of power. Check the balance one more time. That seems to be good. Normally just about an inch or two behind the leading edge of the wing right there is where the balance is gonna be. That's about right. That's good right there. I'm just balancing it. So let's take it up. Looks like the sons sun's going down. And, uh, at 35 this is the first flight we've ever flown, so a little bit nervous, but I'm gonna launch it with the wing like this. I'm just gonna throw it, and I'm not gonna spin it like a Frisbee sh Because if you if you if you spin it too much, it's gonna stall and spin out and crash. So I'm gonna do more of a push where I'm gonna push it forward and I'm gonna let go. I'm just gonna go straight. Let me get about 3/4 throttle, and then I'm going to give it a slight toss with upward angle. Here we go. All managing. Quiet, smooth trim. So the first flood is pretty critical because if you haven't flown before, it's gonna be really hard to keep it in the air. Um, almost always it's gonna wanna just dive and crash because the trim is gonna be off. So, basically, if you let go of your controls for a second, it's going to just spin out and crash. So you gotta be on the ball to keep it controlled and also to adjust the trim, um, adjusting the trim tabs. Another tip is when you're trimming it, um, give it a couple trims too high, so make. So if you let go the stick, the plane tends to pitch up instead of down, so that's gonna give you a little bit of time. If something goes wrong, the plane won't just nose dive, so just give it a little bit extra up track. So you always want to give slight movements, so they're gonna be tempted to give a lot of control movements and jerk the sticks around on your first flight. Your reaction is to pull back on the stick, but a lot of times that can actually stall out the plane. So instead of giving a lot of movements on your sticks. Just give it a little bit. It doesn't take as much as you think. It flies fast. Uh oh. Oh, I can't get a camera. No, like so bad. What now I'm getting It's just when you go real close, it's like, do that again. This plane is very, very bad if you go back like crazy. Really cool plane to be flying. Here we go. This thing is serious. Top end speed. Come for high speed past guns. Wow, that that's right. A couple of tricks. So, guys, So here's a couple of tips. When you're doing tricks, always be high. So I'm gonna go really high, fly high and do a couple rolls. You're gonna have to come lower like it's just like a little speck. Oh, my goodness. Yehven! Okay, timekeeping orientation. You got battery? Is it really is running out? Somebody become a land it. That's one up running out of batteries. Recover landing. Just gonna give it a soft landing in the draft. We go. Okay, I'm talking about So, guys, that was the first flight. I was a little bit rusty, actually. Haven't flown in a little while, but it had a lot of fun. I took it up. That's the great thing is, once you build a lot of planes and you get a lot of practice, you can pretty much fly any plane the first time. And so I would just recommend just keep building planes. It's so fun. Teoh, build a plane, Take it up in the air for the first time. Watch it fly, watch it land and it's just become like second nature really used to be really hard, and that's what creates some of the challenge. It's nice when you have a bit of a challenge. It's also nice when it's easy. Yeah, thanks for watching the video guys of the F 35 made in flight. I hope you have some fun buildings, some more planes. Who knows how many planes will build and but also make sure to watch the video of the hydro jet. That video is awesome because we actually crash it up there in that tree, and we have a hard time getting it down. So watch that video next by 24. Flying the Hydro Jet : All right, We're ready. Teoh, put the battery in now. One thing you need to be careful of it is when you're putting your battery in and you're getting your plane, I'll set up the radio. Is the first thing on in the last thing off. You want to turn on your radio? Yep. Then plug in your battery. What might happen is, um your motor will start with your radio on, and that's a bad thing. That's what I want to hear. All right, So we're gonna test our control surfaces, make sure nothing's reversed. Even though we did this in the shop, it's still a good idea to check it every time you fly. Because one time I had a little plane. It's called the Scout, and I absolutely love that plane. Well, the previous day, I took it apart and done some things and I got to the flying field. I plugged in the battery, tossed it up in the air, had plug the aileron into the elevator in the elevator, into the aileron. You can guess what happened after that, but let's just say that plane didn't fly again. So always check your control surfaces so I'm gonna give it back. Stick. Give me up. Elevator. Push forward. Down. I'm gonna give it right. Left. We're going to give it right. Writer and left, Writer. All right, so that looks pretty good. So let's try toe, take this off. Grass. Hopefully we get up in there turning the right way. How are then? It's OK. First flight, baby. So how does it fly the first time up? Well, it needs some tramp. Oh, shoot. Looks like we crashed it on top of that tree up there. Oh, there goes down. Ah, coming down. Well, uh, what say we lets us that's a good is a good lesson. So though we're ex, he's pretty good at flying. We got it stuck up there all the way on that tree. I hope those people don't mind me climbing. It looks like that's what we're gonna have to do it. You have to climate. Well, it's pretty high up there, though. I don't know it almost on the top of that tree right there. Well, let's go do it. Okay. All right. So I got the wide angle lens and ah, Austin is just about ready to climb the tree. He's at the bottom of that tree over there. There he goes. You know, if you can see him trying to get up the tree at the tall tree, though I You know, Don't look, don't take any of this. That we're doing is what you should be doing. This is at your own risk. We're not responsible if you climb any trees and you can make it back down where you fall often, injure yourself. We've got to get that plane back. Looks the wait. Wait a minute. Looks like he is not gonna be climbing it. So what's up? Boston? So the bottom branches on the tree about 10 foot off the ground. So gonna need, like, a ladder or something. Climb on. All right, let's do that. Here we go. Stuck, right. A little bit of red right there. We're not getting it out this way. So, uh, I think we'll go ahead and have dry a fly. That 35. And, uh, what happens with that? Hopefully we'll have better luck 25. Rescuing your Plane : Well, we're taking back the, um, planes. I got my luggage here that I'm taking my camera equipment, but we're gonna go home, grab a ladder, and then climb up in that tree. That highest tree right there is where the plane landed in other typical flying day for you . Hear it? Easy, Flight. I really thought dry you were going to crash. It really hurts my pride that I'm exactly. Austin doesn't crash very often. He is a pretty good pilot. I guess it's gotta happen sometime. Yeah, no kidding was a bad crash. It was all the way up on that hi tree right there. We have to go home, grab a ladder and Ah, fish. That thing had the tree climb all the way to the top. So let's go. All right, so we got a guy the ladder. We've got three of them here. Not sure which one? Probably the extension. I have no idea how we're going. Teoh, get this thing in my car. Well, better just do it. Gotta do what we gotta do. E think. I know it's not legal, but it's hot. We just through the window. Let's try. Let's try it we're gonna roll down the back windows. We're gonna take the plane out. Well, now I think I'll be good room all the way down. No, it's not. Oh, it is. It is. Yeah, it's child. Protect any child. So this is not legal. Guys do not do. Try this at home. Do at your own risk. We don't recommend anything that we're doing. We're just way gotta do what you gotta do. We gotta step in the way. Would have got that on camera. Can't believe it. Oh, boy, Go. All right. Uh, only hope I'll pick up. Why don't you back it up just a little bit, so we can clear. Okay. Okay, that Check it out. A car as wings as hilarious. That car down there will have to wait. A flying car took it out. You're the one driving. Alright, guys, we're gonna drive this to the field and we'll see there. People probably think we're idiots. Dr. This is why you need to get that. Will Chevy Colorado you're talking about it is exactly so I could do this pretty redneck out here in Montana. We do a redneck, I'd say thats isn't redneck. This is just stupidity. Down we go. Rescue plane, double that tall tree. You know, most people call the fire department to get cats out of three pilots. Call us for the plane Rescue group Incorporated the national RC plane retriever Corporation . People, this is a good lesson for RC planes. I mean, watch out for the tree. What happened? Watch out for the trees, those branches. So I am pretty upset that I didn't get this on camera cause we're flying out there in the field on here. Crashed into the tree. I didn't get it on camera, but with pretty happy crack. You do this, Austin. I think I can do this. Be careful. Funny it looks hired here. Alright, guys. So we got So we got a ladder, we got everything. And it turns out there's no branches from to climb up you that the first branch up there and there's no more branches to climb up onto. So So that's a lesson well learned. Let's head back to the field and recap. What's the lesson? Austin Lesson is, um don't be stupid. Really? Well, thing is, you need a focus solely on the blank. You need Teoh way. Grab my radio. You need to make sure that you really the reason we hit it under there. Nobody would steal it. What do you think? You crashed? I think the main thing is I was talking on the camera and flying and trying to trim it all at the same time. So that probably wasn't the best idea. And yeah, you're either going to control the sticks. It's stuck up there for good. I wonder if we could shoot it down with a shotgun. Probably night. We're not that stupid yet. I lost a good six channel receiver. He knows GSM to receive. Not a great fever, but Okay. Lost three Serbo, um, one battery. That was good on C and a motor. Wow. I learnt. Look, there's deer over there. Some deer right there. Say probably the thing I regret. Losing the most is the receiver. One last try. Why no. Can you see in the camera? There? It's right. Right there. You can see is like a little red. I feel a little red spot radio. Uh uh. Just about it. Former, You know, I got to that bottom level of branches and there was it just wasn't any more that could pull myself up on my feet on window blowed up. So, guys, we had a good experience flying. Even though we crashed the hydro jet on the first flight, we barely got to fly. It was still worth it, right? We're still worth building. It was still fun. I lose Forgot the 35 this is still in great shape. I'll probably have a lot of fun days flying this plane. So the lesson learned is just always be aware of your surroundings. When you're flying, make sure you're in a big enough field. Make sure you there's no big trees close by. And um, yeah, you gotta be careful. Make sure you get a lot of practice on the simulator before you take your plane after the first time. And we did lose some valuable electron ICS. So that's kind of a bummer. Lost a motor, a battery, a couple servos and expensive receiver. And all those hours put into the plane, we can always build another one. That's the thing is these plans aren't expensive, except I guess we could lose all the electron ICS nor normally when you crash a plane. You get to use all the electron ICS again. I'm sure we'll get it back down again. Yeah, I mean, I'm seeing the wind Blow it in it. I bet you'll come back tomorrow and it will be going down the Wendell bribe load up out of the tree eventually. So Well, I hope you enjoyed this course, guys, the next thing to do is actually start building your plane. Get your parts ordered. Um, watch YouTube videos. Look, go on forums. Go on. The Facebook group. Make sure you go on the RC Powers Forum and ask the guys there for if you have any questions on how to build them, how to fly them. Next step is for you guys to just take actions are building. So thanks for watching the course. It's been a great experience, and I got to see you later.