Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Towel RC Plane Test Flights

The other evening we took the charged planes out to a local park and gave them their first test flights.

What were formerly foam presentation board, campaign lawn signs, bulk-ordered electronics and some zip ties were now planes. And they flew! The flights were a little dicey due to operator inexperience, but everyone got at least one relatively long run in. Here's one captured by Laurie:

And here is a compilation of all the planes tested that evening (John and Matt were not able to make it):

What a great end to the year—and what a fun year it's been. Here is Laurie's photo album with pictures from our meetings:

Leo will be showing his plane at the Maker Faire this weekend. Please feel free to stop by and see him at the Young Makers Booth on Saturday evening.


  1. Really nice flight, Thanks for sharing this wonderful post about Towel RC Plane, These models are ready to fly so you don't need anything else in order to get one up in the air. They are pretty easy to learn to fly on.

  2. Wow! Great! I would go to agree with Barry Martin.
    Davis@ towelsupercenter

  3. OK, now that you've seen that these are not actually as great as the real RC planes, you might consider switching to the right ones. Here is an article that will help you get familiar with the subject and help you choose the right model for you