×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

DIY RC Airplanes from Scratch: The Brooklyn Aerodrome Bible for Hacking the Skies
     

DIY RC Airplanes from Scratch: The Brooklyn Aerodrome Bible for Hacking the Skies

4.0 1
by Breck Baldwin
 

See All Formats & Editions

BUILD YOUR OWN REMOTE-CONTROLLED AIRPLANES QUICKLY, EASILY, AND INEXPENSIVELY!

Take to the skies with a majestic motorized model aircraft you create and pilot yourself. Written by the founder of the Brooklyn Aerodrome, DIY RC Airplanes from Scratch shows you how to build a Flack (Flying + Hack) delta wing from the ground up using widely available, low-cost

Overview

BUILD YOUR OWN REMOTE-CONTROLLED AIRPLANES QUICKLY, EASILY, AND INEXPENSIVELY!

Take to the skies with a majestic motorized model aircraft you create and pilot yourself. Written by the founder of the Brooklyn Aerodrome, DIY RC Airplanes from Scratch shows you how to build a Flack (Flying + Hack) delta wing from the ground up using widely available, low-cost materials and tools. You'll also learn the skills you need to get your plane into the air and keep it there. By the end of the book, you'll be able to create your own customized designs. The sky's the limit!

Discover how to:

  • Select the components you’ll need and get them at a low cost
  • Build a sturdy deck and secure all of your airplane's electronics to it
  • Construct the airframe with the proper trim and center of gravity
  • Learn to fly--one crash at a time
  • Diagnose and repair your airplane
  • Decorate your aircraft for dazzling daytime flights
  • Illuminate a night flyer with otherworldly effects
  • Experiment with unique airframe shapes, including the Flying Heart, the Bat, and the Manta Ray
  • Learn the basics of aerodynamics
  • Devise, build, and fly your own unique designs

Companion videos available at http://brooklynaerodrome.com/bible

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071810050
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
05/22/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,251,529
File size:
82 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Breck Baldwin has been building and flying model aircraft since he was a child. He founded the Brooklyn Aerodrome in 2005 to support flying art, education, and technology developments around remote-controlled aircraft. Baldwin authored a cover story for Make magazine, Volume 30, featuring the Towel, a delta-wing aircraft that can be built in an afternoon and for less than $100. He does professional flying engagements featuring custom-built art planes for festivals and corporate events. Baldwin also teaches adults and children how to build aircraft out of his studio. He has a PhD in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania and is the president and founder of LingPipe.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

DIY RC Airplanes from Scratch: The Brooklyn Aerodrome Bible for Hacking the Skies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago