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Hi Diego,Yes, this is my design. The full scale Pioneer has a wingspan of 5150 mm, so you'd be almost at 100% scale at 4.4 meters. I'm sure my design could be scaled up, but there would have to be structural changes, I'm sure. I would be happy to give you my design files when I'm finished, or even now if you like. I'm doing this in Google Sketchup. I think the files can be converted to another CAD platform, but I don't know how to do that.Let me know if you would like the files I have so far. I can post them for download.Thanks,Paul
do yourself a favour and get rid of the godawful plank wing, even just a straight taper will give ~5% beter aerodynamic effieciency!
but nice job otherwise
I'm sure you're right. However, I am doing this as a scale project and I'm not all that concerned about efficiency. When I chose the Pioneer to model, one reason was the overall simple configuration. I appreciate your comments.
@Diego--Thanks. Just let me know if you'd like the files. I still have more work to do, but the design is coming along.
@Hamish--Below is a photo of the real thing. I was very fortunate to get some detailed design info on the full scale version, so that's another reason I want to stay true to the original design. I wish I were designing a UAV that would need endurance and efficiency, but in the end this is just for sport. I doubt it will ever fly out of visual range (intentionally).
The SKP files look great. How is the project coming along ?
Thank you. The project hasn't gone past the design phase just yet. That part got started sooner, and went a lot quicker, than I originally planned. After another RC project I'm working on, I'll get back to this one.
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