Lego RC plane can really fly

Date:8 November 2016 Author: Nikky Knijf Tags:, , ,

We’re never too old to play with Lego. Especially if you can repurpose it for something as awesome as a Lego RC plane.

YouTuber Peter Sripol has upgraded a traditionally grounded Lego plane by building a motorised Lego RC plane without using glue or bolts. (Well, there is a little area that needed a little glue, but you’ll see that in the video.) Sripol says this project has been an aspiration of his since childhood. But realistically Lego is too heavy and doesn’t make for a great material for airframe construction. Nevertheless he attempted it.

Parts used for the Lego RC plane:

1. Lego baseplates (the sheets you use to build on top of),
2. Various Lego pieces
3. An Emax 2215/09 1180kv motor
4. Turnigy nano-tech 1300mAh 4S 45~90C Lipo Pack battery
5. Two 9 gram servos
6. A Spektrum DX8 transmitter

Check out the video above to see his construction process and the flight. If you only want to see the flight, skip ahead to 11:52 for the flight with an on board GoPro camera.

Video credit: Peter Sripol

Source: Popular Mechanics USA