I am an aero engineering student myself and got very curious about Jonathan's idea of the wing-tip mounted propellers to reduce the induced drag. I found this paper that seems to support his…"
"It looks like a hmm uh eh... i don't know. All I can say is that I've been a lot better designs too. I wonder how well it performs and what is operating range :)
And payload only 5kg. Tho hard to tell it's size from that pic."
"Wow! $300,000 is a lot. I'm very amused, because the aircraft senior design planes for my university this past year fit this description to a (close) t. I wonder if i can dig one of the planes out of the trash (they've graduated) and sell…"
"It is meant for surveillance only, i guess when you have suspected boat trailing the ship , you launch one of these for closer inspection from the ship that needs protection.It is suppose to be based on 10 year old design by American designer who is…"