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6 Easiest Foam Planes To Build From Scratch At Home

If you’re a plane fanatic and want to get your own “wings” check out some of the 6 easiest foam planes to build from scratch at home.

I love airplanes, but I probably wouldn’t make a great pilot because I don’t have the best vision and have to always wear contacts or glasses. There was also that one time I tried out a flying simulator and crashed twice. Basically if I’m ever in a cockpit, it would benefit you to exit the plane as soon as possible. If you’ve always dreamed of flying a plane, this list of the 5 easiest airplanes to learn to fly in might interest you. However, my lack of skills when it comes to piloting a plane, don’t prevent me from being extremely intrigued by airplanes. Just yesterday I was watching an interesting television documentary about everything that goes into the thousands of flights around the world each day. I think it’s just pretty incredible that a metal tube, weighing a few hundred tons, can for one, fly, but also fly for hours at a time. There are many people in the world like me who just love airplanes and some even take their love a step higher and collect and build model planes.

6 Easiest Foam Planes To Build From Scratch At Home

There are a ton of model airplanes available for you to buy and build in your spare time. They even offer remote control versions, which I think would be awesome to have, if you have the space and skills to fly them. Let’s be honest, I’d probably be pretty bad at flying that too. Before you go buying model planes, there’s a lot to know and a lot that goes into their construction. Once you pick a model, size and material, you’ll be good to go. According to MyDroneLab, the original remote control airplanes were made of wood, but these days they come in materials like carbon fiber and foam. The website also gives a step-by-step explanation of how to construct your model plane and what portions are most important. While many people are plane enthusiasts are experts at building planes, there are a lot of resources online to help you construct your first RC plane. Be sure to have your pockets ready though, a quick search on eBay will show you model planes ranging from $20 to almost $300. 

To come up with our list of easiest foam planes to build from scratch at home we used sources like Instructables and DIY plane forums such as RC Groups and RC India. Difficulty to build depends on your experience and mechanical skills, so we did not rank our list by difficulty. However, the model planes on our list are considered as good planes for beginners based on our research, so we’ve ranked the list of planes by name. We found that the planes on our list were those most mentioned when we visited forums. 

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight through our list of 6 easiest foam planes to build from scratch at home.

6. Slofly Superslow 28

After you are done cutting the edges of your Slofly Superslow 28 model, it is time to  start with the foam. While cutting, make sure you change your blade often enough, so it can be sharp through the whole process. The trickiest part of this plane is connecting all the wires (for camera, radio, engine, etc). After you are done, just bring the pieces together, and your plane is ready to take off.

5. NutBall

The FliteTest Youtube channel offers a variety of ways to construct the NuttBall in no time.

According to them, you’ll start with the power pod first. After you attach it to a foamy surface, you need to make sure to glue the edges correctly. You’ll need to be careful to not break the wires on this plane’s large surface. This is a time-efficient plane to construct as it took the YouTubers less than 10 minutes.

4. L-19

Although this one on our list of easiest foam planes to build from scratch at home may seem complicated, it actually isn’t. You’ll need to print the plan, cut it down and use the glue and foam. It’s a bigger plane, which actually makes it easier to install the mechanical parts. You’ll also have no problem seeing this big guy in the sky.

3. Blu Dart

There are few parts on the Blu Dart, which is why it got a spot on this list of 6 easiest foam planes to build from scratch at home. It’s not the prettiest plane on the list, but takes almost no time to construct with its four large pieces. Experts say it’s not the easiest plane to fly though.

2. E-Flite Carbon Z

To buy this model, you’ll probably have to empty your pockets of $400. However, it looks really cool and one forum member said he didn’t need any instructions to build it.

1. Blu Baby

This one’s is built to have great balance and stability. To construct it, you will need a little time and a lot of glue. There are a few more parts than some of the others on the list, but it comes with clear instructions, so you should have no problem getting it ready for the skies.

If you’re looking for a new hobby, or just like looking at airplanes, we hope you enjoyed our list of 6 easiest foam planes to build from scratch at home.