"I don't think I follow on some parts of the design. What pivots the ball about the horizontal axis? I see how the vertical axis works and I can see how the retract mech. could work...
What is the wedge for? Where does the second servo go?"
"We should keep it simple. Start with a very simple retracting turret for a specific camera size and scale up from there. We just need to have an idea that everyone can play around with and innovate off of or poke holes at."
"1) I would base the airfoil off of an existing airfoil. From the looks of your airfoil you will have a lot of lift at slow speeds, but also a ton of drag and large moment. There are many tools you can use to come up with the wing design (x-foil is a…"
I believe the pictures are just black and white. Also, the placement of the yellow boxes would suggest a description of the pictures, however the boxes don't describe the plane in either picture."
"You're going to want to figure out how to build it first. It's going to be hard to make anything larger than the size of a cell phone with that amount. Generally you have to factor in a waste quantity (40% or more depending on how much…"
"In terms of efficient flight, it will always be better to have the fewest number of motors on during cruise. If its possible to make the rear motor swing down and have EDF on the wings, it would be best given this train of thought. However, there…"
"I wouldn't bother with cheap motors unless you plan on running them way below rating. For the money you end up spending on 2-3 cheap motors, you can easily buy a high quality ARC motor or Neu motor. I have personally flown my 500w ARC well past…"