The Broom Flyer Witch

If you have some serious crafting skills and a ton of ambition, you too can create a Flying Witch prop just like the one that Otto Dieffenbach created.  Or you could just watch the video of Otto’s prop and marvel at his creation.  Seriously, this prop is one of the coolest builds I’ve ever seen, it turned out amazing, but the third sentence of the tutorial pretty much rules me out from ever attempting it:

“This is a difficult build and should not be attempted by a newcomer to the hobby. There is a lot of wood work involved. You may want to find a friend with superior build skills if you are a newcomer.”

I’m not even sure I could find a friend with enough moxy to try to build this, but if you can find one, the full tutorial is posted over at the website.



Items needed to complete this include:



  • Broom Flyer cutouts in 6 mm Depron (available from Hoosier Cutout Service)
  • Two 0.196″ OD x 0.125″ ID x 40″ Carbon Fiber square tubes (Midwest Products)
  • One 0.125″ OD x 0.060″ ID x 40″ Carbon Fiber tube (Midwest Products)
  • One .034″ x .121″ x 40″ Carbon Fiber strip (Midwest Products)
  • 1/8 inch plywood sheet 1 ft x 2 ft
  • ¼ inch plywood sheet 6 x 12 inches
  • 8 Sheet metal screws 8 x ½
  • E-Flite Sea Fury retract landing gear (Optional)
  • Master Air Screw 3 blade 10 x 7 propeller
  • Two packages of Dubro micro pushrods #852
  • One bag of 15 Dubro Hinges #117
  • Two 1 7/8 inch wheels (Parkzone T-28 or F4u)
  • Clear Gorilla Glue
  • Foam safe CA and activator
  • 5 minute epoxy
  • 30 minute epoxy
  • Paint


  • At least a 3 channel full range receiver
  • Three Hitec HS 225MG servos or equivalent
  • E-Flite Power 10 motor or equivalent
  • 40 Amp ESC
  • 3S 2200mah 30C Lipo battery
  • 4 feet of servo hook-up wire

No kidding, I think I’d have better luck trying to figure out how to actually enchant a broom to make it fly than build this.