WhatsApp "foaMWARI 6.0" to 082 962 2772 if you wish to pre-order yours!
PLAN VIEW OF foaMWARI v4.0
We are currently building and will soon be testing foaMWARI v6.0.
More info coming soon...
If you are 13 years old, 98 years old or anywhere in between - if you are interested in aerospace, robotics,
or simply learning about how to make stuff then you are in the right place.
The pilot in the above video is Tokkie. My name is Coach Michael.
I started www.RobotScience.co.za almost two
decades ago when I returned to South Africa after working for a software company in the USA. The aim remains to
bring practical STEM education using desktop robots to underprivileged youth where I live.
Through my efforts to help other people, over the past 20 years my own horizons [and skills] have
expanded dramatically, having developed hardware and written textbooks, having started a robotics
competition and transitioned in my full time occupation into living the life of my dreams.
Why did I tackle building a foamboard model aircraft? Well, I have always been fascinated by aircraft and flying.
The 1990s were an exciting time for me when I was able to skydive, scuba dive, get a ride on a hot air baloon and a
microlight, I also flew on a DC3 and a Junkers JU52 and a whole lot of other aircraft.
In 1993 I even had the privilege of flying on a BA Concorde at Mach 2.5... a story that I will unpack another day ... but
getting back to the present heavier-than-air flight has been a dream of mankind for thousands of years that finally
became reality with the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk in 1903.
The attraction of pusher-layout planes is when you are learning to fly RC, which is not easy, is having the motor behind the wing
could save you money in broken props and bent motor shafts. While pusher layout planes may seem a little strange,
one of the most successful WWI aircraft was the DH2 which became a real problem for the Germans.
The MWARI is an incredible state-of-the-art modern aeroplane, that is made north of Pretoria at Wonderboom Airport in
South Africa. Check out this video:
In building foaMWARI I am realising my own lifelong ambition to learn more about aviation and aerospace, and
hopefully will inspire some young [and old] people into making their own foam board radio control [RC]
model of Paramount Group's MWARI themselves.
MY FIRST MODEL OF MWARI ... FLYING FOR THE FIRST TIME
On this page, which will grow and host more information as time goes by, I am going to be putting information
out here so that you can build your own model of this magnificent airplane at home.
THIS IS A PLAN VIEW OF THE FUSELAGE OF foaMWARI v3.0
While this may not be a lot of information for you to go on, it's all that I really have right now.
The fuselage is approximately 360 long from front to back, which will be about 400mm long from front to back
in the next prototype foaMWARI v4.0. You could blow this outline up and print it A3 to get started...
To help you build your own foaMWARI hopefully this is at least a start. If you are impatient to get started, then you can do the same as I did
in order to get started which is to watch as many FLITE TEST youtube videos as you can, and also watch
all the videos from the youtube channel EXPERIMENTAL AIRLINES. These two youtube channels, and a few
others, have taught me enough to design and build my own model airplane and can help you too.
Meantime, you are welcome to message me [and encourage me with your interest in foaMWARI] and leave messages and
requests at www.youtube.com/electronicsafrica.
Please take some time to explore this extensive website, download some of our class notes, and watch
some of our YouTube videos. There is a ton of useful stuff here that can guide you to a career in electronics and robotics
[or your learners if you are a teacher].
PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS
Eight years ago a 14-year-old who was keen on electronics participated in Coach Michael's robotics
programme at University of Johannesburg, and took his first steps into the exciting world of
electronics and mechatronics. At the end of 2020 he graduated with ten distinctions as an electronics engineer.
In early 2021 Coach Michael assisted this former student secure his first position at Paramount Group as
a junior engineer where he is rising rapidly up the ranks. If you want this to be your story a few years
from now take a look at www.robotscience.co.za and contact Coach Michael today.