Hello everyone!

I'd like to share with you my experience of building La-7 fighter plane model. I used styrofoam because the time until the contest was short and there was no way I could make the dummy to build the model out of plastic bottles.
I'll keep it brief, if you have any questions, ask away in the comments below, I'll reply.



I downloaded blueprints from the internet, scaled it to fit the wingspan of 850 mm and split it into A4 page-sized parts.

The fuselage is made of thick styrofoam





Installing the motor and ESC



I built the wings out of ceiling tiles. I got carried away a bit and forgot to take pictures.The wings are attached to the fuselage with rubber bands.

I used two layers of ceiling tiles reinforced by strips of wood for the empennage.



Test flying proved the model to be a success. It maintains a steady, true-to-original flight.



I strayed from the conventional designs when doing the paint job.





The model won the 1st prize in the fighting contest.

Specs:
Wingspan: 850 mm
Length: 720 mm
Weight: 480 g

Components:
D2826-10 1400kv Brushless Motor
Product http://www.rcfair.com/en/product/103562/
TURNIGY Plush 30amp Speed Controller
Product http://www.rcfair.com/en/product/2164/
Turnigy 1300mAh 3S 30C Lipo Pack
Product http://www.rcfair.com/en/product/9493/
APC Style Propeller 9x6 Bone (CCW) (1pc)
Product http://www.rcfair.com/en/product/5439/
HXT900 Micro Servo 1.6kg / 0.12sec / 9g
Product http://www.rcfair.com/en/product/662/


Video of the flight (quality is less than perfect, it was taken with a cellphone)



Thanks for reading my post!
This is the translated version. You can read the original Russian article here.