I need a bit of help......i am not technically minded, but i am patient and good at building model planes.
I am very interested in the FULL ARDU PILOT MEGA 1 KIT. i have spoken to the ardu people, but i think i am asking the wrong questions.
The plane i am building at the moment is not built for speed ,but for endurance....it has a 100" wing span and the os 91 engine has been converted to unleaded gas, (spark plug, halle effect timing etc).
It also has a sullivan genesys system for on board continuous power to recharge the batteries.
Along the length of the wingspan , there are 19 seperate fuel tanks ,,and i figure that the plane can do about 800 miles.
QUESTION......will the mega 1 kit allow the plane to fly all on its own from a waypoint in scotland uk.....down to a waypoint on the south coast of england uk...........could it then be taken control of, by another hand unit and landed.
QUESTION.....is there a system where the whole trip can be flown by joystick and laptop...
Hope the question can be answered
That really does look like a beautiful plane. It would be great to see it complete a long haul mission like you are dreaming of. Although may I suggest some baby steps first. Rather than bogging yourself down with the paperwork required for such a huge undertaking, why not put some FPV gear on it and enjoy the scenery around your local area first. I think you'll find that more satisfying, and scary, than you realize. Once you've got some hours in it's log book then revisit your original idea with more experience behind you. Although I'd think about a second plane to take some photos of this one in flight before you risk it in such a marathon undertaking.
no....i have built too many getting a bit slow with it.......by the way.....ive been jumping all over this part of the chat forum and theres anecdotes and replies everywhere......sorry about this but i like planes and i dont like pcs
Dr of what Mike........im sure i have answered you all but i have been ducking and diving all over this forum so i am starting again from here, some of the pics are rubbish ,sorry about that.
I think mikes idea is a good one but i dont want to lose site of my objective.
mayby automatic pilot between sites and then take over with a joystick to video the interesting bits....might even build a better plane......this is getting out of hand.
I figure the plane can carry two thirds of a gallon in fuel at 42 mph in still air, plus a cargo of 15 lbs and will definately do 800 miles,The undercarriage is only make do for testing, i ntend to have a three wheel bogie that drops away on takeoff,and it will have skids for landing. It will also be able to land on water in an emergency and remain afloat
I dont know the weight of the video equipment or the autopilot but i think i have left room for it.
My brain is shooting off at tangents now, and i am thinking of the advertising factor, it has to be cheaper than a helicopter and a cameraman.and a lot more versatile.
Must be some wonderful sites in scotland mike