This is one of my favorite parts of the hobby. I love watching the Youtube videos for inspiration on my next builds.
So far my favorite flier is the light weight pusher model. It’s super easy to hand launch and belly land. Little to no experience is needed to fly this one. It flies great fast or slow and most importantly it takes a beating.
It’s made from just over one sheet of RL Adams foam board found at most dollar stores in the school supplies section, hot glue, bbq skewers, packing tape (optional), wooden dowels and popsicle sticks.
I used a small stick mounted 2806 Dynam motor that came with three servos and an 18 amp ESC (electronic speed controller).
Oh I forgot to mention as you can see from the materials mentioned above it’s super cheap which makes for a great first plane.
Except for the electronics I sourced all the materials from my local area. I ordered the electronics kit along with a 9CH Radio transmitter and receiver from nitro planes. Miscellaneous connectors and battery testers from Amazon.
I’ll link to our different plane build articles and videos from this Stractch Build Plane HUB and we document our and others cool projects so you can follow along and build the ones that seem like they are a good fit for you.
I am currently reworking my favorite pusher trainer to possibly work with the FT Swappable power packs. This way FT fans can build and fly it in a flash.
The main reason I am such a fan of the pusher prop airplane is because there is no prop or motor in the front to damage on nose dive crashes.