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Electro-Delta Plans - Make it with blue foam

Wing Span:36"

Wing Area:564 sq in.

Flying Weight:12 - 17 oz.

Power: Geared 280 - 400

12 oz. W/280 8 cell 600mah NiMH

17 oz. W/480 8 cell 1700mah NiMH

Wing Loading: 3.2 oz/sq. ft. (280 motor)

Airfoil: None . . . . Well ok . . . Flat

Radio: 3 Channel with elevon mixing or an add in mixer like the one made by Wattage .


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Designed in August 2001, the Electro-Delta is a new design that features blue foam found at Lowe's home improvement store. This blue foam is extremely light, strong., and cheap.

Powered by the Great Planes T280GD Gear/Motor system the Electro-Delta will roll and fly inverted . When using 8 -700mah NiMH cells the Electro-Delta will fly around 10 min. Install a Speed 400 and wow! You have blue speed dart.

I believe the blue foam we used to build the Prototype Electro-Delta is almost indestructible, to date the prototype shown above has been crashed into a tree and the ground at a 45 deg. angle at full power with only a broken prop.

The Electro-Delta can be cut out with a hobby knife and assembled in just a few hours.


For Outdoor Flying  up to 20 mph winds! ! ! !

Geared  Speed 400 Motor

3.5:1 or 4:1 Gearbox

11x4.7 APC Park flyer prop.

10 cell  600 - 700mah NiMH  Flight pack battery.

For Indoor Flying:

Geared 280 Motor

3.5:1 or 4:1 Gearbox

10x4.7 APC Park flyer prop.

8 - 10 cell  600 - 700mah NiMH  Flight pack battery.


Additional  items you will need:

  • Speed 280 or 400 motor with 4:1 or 3.5:1 Gearbox

  • 11x4.7 or 10x4.7 APC Park Flyer Prop

  • 3 - 4 channel radio with elevon mixing or an add in mixer like the one made by Wattage .

  • 8 - 10 cell 600 - 700 mah NiMH flight pack battery.

  • 10 - 20 amp Speed control with BEC (depends on motor used)

  • Fast set Epoxy

  • 2 Control Horns.

  • 2 Push Rods With Clevis.

  • 2 Tie Wraps to mount Motor

  • Blue Foam, 1 sheet 24x 48"  - 3/16" or 1/4"  thick.