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    DIY RC Airplanes from Scratch: The Brooklyn Aerodrome Bible for Hacking the Skies (Paperback) By (author) Breck Baldwin

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    DescriptionA complete, step-by-step guide to building an affordable remote-controlled airplane--in an afternoon! Most people would assume that building an R/C airplane from scratch would be difficult to impossible, very expensive, and likely to take weeks. But they would be wrong on all counts! DIY RC Airplanes from Scratch demonstrates how to build a 41-inch delta wing made of housing foam, coroplast, coat hangers, and a powerful little electric motor that moves the 16-oz airframe with authority in typical gusty urban flying conditions. It can be built in an afternoon, and the parts (including radio) can be had for less than a hundred dollars. The foundational aircraft described in the book is called "The Towel," a name the author came up with when he had crashed the first one so many times it looked like a crumpled bath towel - yet kept on flying! The flyer is an excellent rapid prototyping platform that can evolve in any direction - including illuminated night flyers, UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), and flying video cameras. Step-by-step, illustrated instructions for building a flying airplane for less than $100 and a day of work Guidelines for flying, repairing, and customizing an R/C flyer Technical and how-to information for creation of completely novel designs by the user-a hacker's guide to making flying objects! Example projects that show how to explore night flying, making aerial videos, and various artistic expressions The Towel is a child-friendly design that can work in science classroom settings Contains best practices, sources, and workarounds for RC aircraft


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    DIY RC Airplanes from Scratch
    The Brooklyn Aerodrome Bible for Hacking the Skies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Breck Baldwin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 185 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 460 g
    ISBN 13: 9780071810043
    ISBN 10: 0071810048

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HOB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: TEC008000, TRA002000
    Abridged Dewey: 621
    LC classification: TK
    BISAC V2.8: SPO001000, CRA020000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: WDHR
    DC22: 629.133134
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14390
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 629.133134
    Thema V1.0: TJF, WDH, WGM, WFH, WDHR
    Illustrations note
    McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
    Imprint name
    TAB Books Inc
    Publication date
    20 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.