The Benett

The Benett is a brand-new EPP foam airplane from STEM+C and Ritewing.  Designed to be an easy to fly trainer airplane.  The kit is designed with the beginner pilot in mind.  But it’s not just for beginners, it’s also for those who like to push the limits and experiment with different wings, motors, prop sizes, and flight controllers.  This airplane was designed so that you as the builder can tinker and experiment.  The airplane will be available in a few different kits.  This is one airplane that allows you to enter the hobby with a very basic, easy to build and fly airplane, but then grow with you as you learn and gain experience.  The airplane will fly on a variety of different motors and prop sizes, so for those of you who have motors, ESC’s, and propellers laying around this is the perfect airplane for you.  After you build the initial kit, and learn to fly it line of sight, you can then add a camera and video transmitter to enjoy FPV flight.  Next add a Matek flight controller and upload Ardupilot or iNav and your off and running with an autonomous UAV.  This is one airplane that you will purchase and have for a long time because it will grow with you as your grow with experience.  We will maintain a database of various 3d printed motor mounts and camera mounts for this model, along with anything else the community develops for this kit.  My hope is that you enjoy learning and flying the Benett.

Specs

Meet the “Benett”

High Wing Trainer Kit, made of tuff EPP foam

  • Easy to build and fly
  • 1806/2400KV – 2306/2400KV motors
  • The wing can be moved forward or aft to meet CG
  • Flys on a variety of battery sizes. 3s 800mAh to 3s 2200mAh
  • 5″ – 7″ propeller
  • 30amp ZOHD ESC
  • EMAX ES08MAII Servos
  • Easy add camera and vtx for FPV
  • Easy to add a flight controller
  • Flys on a variety of motors and propeller sizes
  • 1.0mm Push Rod and Push Rod Connector
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STL files

This motor mount accommodates 26mm motor pucks. click on the image to download the .stl file.
This motor mount accommodates 30mm motor pucks. click on the image to download the .stl file. 
This is a 30mm diameter mount. 16X19 bolt pattern.  Click on the image to download the .stl file.
This is a 26mm diameter mount. 16X16 bolt pattern.  Click on the image to download the .stl file.
This is a 26mm diameter mount. 12X12 bolt pattern.  Click on the image to download the .stl file.
This is a 26mm diameter mount. 12X16 bolt pattern.  Click on the image to download the .stl file.
This camera mount is for 19.5mm cameras.
Leading Edge guard for the EPP wing.
Trailing edge guard for the EPP wing.
Control Horn

Template files

Matek F405 WMN Wiring Diagram

Guided Build Videos

Meet the Benett

Wing Spar Install Part 1

Wing Spar Install Part 2

E6000 Over the Spars

Spray Adhesive

Center Wing Cutout

Laminating the wing
Part 1

Laminating the wing
Part 2

Cutting out foam for the aileron servos

Installing the aileron servos

How to cut out the tail section from foam board

How to make the bevel cut on foam board

How to put together the tail section

How to center a servo and install a 1mm push rod

Centering the elevator servo, installing the push rod, finishing the tail

Soldering 2mm bullet connectors to the motor wires

Applying heat shrink to the bullet connectors

Motor install into the puck and into the motor mount

Motor and ESC install

Adding the AR410 receiver and installing/testing the elevator