How to Hang a RC Plane on a Wall?

This was a fun little project for my son! The lucky lad got his first radio controlled plane for Christmas – it’s awesome but we needed somewhere safe to hang it while he’s not using it. So I made a little wall hanging bracket for it.

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How to Make A RC PLANE WALL MOUNT Bracket [101]

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The bracket is made out of 18mm plywood and finished in a hard wearing bathroom emulsion paint. Bathroom or kitchen emulsion is a great choice of finish for anything that needs to be hard wearing & washable. It gives a pleasant soft-sheen finish and is ideal for a wide range of projects.

I started off by measuring a suitable distance between both wings to, in this case 10″ (don’t ask why I measured in inches). I also measured the distance to the front and back of the wing from the wall. I transferred these measurements to the off-cuts of plywood I used and drew and approximate shape of the wing. After roughly cutting out this shape using a jigsaw and coping saw I fitted the bracket to the wall and did a ‘test hanging’ of the plane. I was expecting to have to tweak the shape but as it happened I hit lucky and the plane fit perfectly on the first try.

Then it was just a case of sanding a filing the edges smooth and carefully applying a 1/4″ roundover using the router table. The edge supports are held on to the wall mount using 4 x TurboGold woodscrews (4.5mm x 45mm) – I used a lazy-piloting technique to avoid any splits in the wood. You’ll see this in the video where I screwed the screw half way in, withdrew it and then re-screwed it all the way in. TurboGold screws are self drilling but these are quite big screws so I didn’t want to take any chances.

Finally the bracket was given a coat of Leyland Acrylic Primer Undercoat before being fitted to the wall. Once on the wall I gave it 2 coats of the Dulux Bathroom+ paint. Once this was dry I used draught excluder tape to act as padding for the wings of the aircraft. This worked really well but for larger heavier planes I’d suggest having a wider surface area on the bracket for the plane to sit on. Obviously this is all dependent on the plane being suitable for hanging from the wing. A fun little project – hopefully well get this in the air soon!

Andy Mac

Andy runs a busy little bespoke joinery business making everything from custom made furniture through to commercial display systems. He's been self employed most of his life, runs various YouTube channels and is co-host of the UK's first commercial joinery podcast.
Andy Mac