Nicholas Rehm created his own R/C Starship rocket that can launch, hover, belly flop, and land.
I’ve seen others try a radio controlled Starship, so I figured its my turn to figure it out too. I made a fully functioning (electric) Starship that can take off vertically, skydive down, and land vertically. To my knowledge, nobody else has done all three before. This RC Starship is mostly 3D printed with some carbon spars and foam. It uses conventional drone electronics, servos, and radio equipment to allow me to fly it from the ground. In this video, I’ll show you how I built it, the problems I encountered, and plenty of flight test (and crash) footage. I will fix this version and take it out again for more flight tests where we can really put it through it’s paces for more precision landings. If you liked this or want to stay up to date on my Starship program, please consider subscribing! More fun projects to come.
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