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TERN AUV 3 nonpicture files

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wendi Smol Nov 1, 2009. 1 Reply

 

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Wendi Smol commented on Chris Anderson's blog post More Chinese UAVs hitting the market
"As we say in Germany: Die spinnen, die Chinesen! This way any model is an UAV - I wonder if Graupner or Multiplex know that? W."
Jun 9, 2010
Wendi Smol commented on brett binnekade's blog post drop in hydrogen fuel cell for UAV's. 300 times more powerful than lithium ion!
"Hi 300 times more powerful than LiPo batteries?? I think you got the decimal point in the wrong position; 300% equals 3 times, which is quite an achievement. Wonder how long we still have to wait for the cells? W."
Feb 22, 2010
Federico Arenas left a comment for Wendi Smol
"Hi Wendi, I was absent of Mexico several days, now return, thanks for your answer. I am a fanatic of the aeromodelling and computers, i am initiating in the UAV, i have developed some small projects for FPV, your model like me much, and i want to…"
Dec 16, 2009
Wendi Smol commented on Wendi Smol's blog post Building a small UAV from foam and fiberglass the cheap way
"I saw yesterday that the WM400 is on special offer. Get in contact with Anthony from velocity RC and give him my regards: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13584173&postcount=8 W."
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Mark Colwell commented on Wendi Smol's blog post Building a small UAV from foam and fiberglass the cheap way
"Got my test order from DealExtreame all was good!! Ordered ducted fan, now I wait...."
Nov 16, 2009
Ken McEwan commented on Wendi Smol's blog post Some pictures of the TERN build
"Wendi, Great work, is this your own design? Do you have plans available? I'm a big fan of DF and have been for years. Have an A10, Yellow Aircraft F4, and BVM aggressor all fuel DF. Selling all my fuel stuff to invest in Electric. I really…"
Nov 11, 2009
Patrick Egan commented on Wendi Smol's blog post Some pictures of the TERN build
"I meant the Tern, but the foam cutting table ain't bad either ;-)"
Nov 10, 2009
Wendi Smol commented on Wendi Smol's blog post Some pictures of the TERN build
"Indeed a nice foam cutting table - but that does not mean that I now have to make a new one to keep up! :-) Perhaps in another 20years, hehe."
Nov 10, 2009

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Some pictures of the TERN build

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 6:00pm 16 Comments

Cutting of corner reinforcements. They will be glued into the fuselage to allow the rounded bottom shape without loosing the strength of side and bottom connection.



Start of the inlet duct for the fan.



Inlet duct ready cut.



Trimming of fuselage front with hot wire. If the temperature of the wire is high enough it cuts through the PU… Continue

TERN UAV 3 details for the 3D experts?

Posted on November 1, 2009 at 3:12pm 3 Comments

Hi all



here are some detail infos for the TERN fuselage, which may help to make some 3D drawings. All my drawings are done in Corel and can export in DXF or PDF format, so these formats are here as well. I would appreciate if you could give me some feed back of what helps you.…







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Modularity, Versatility, Affordability

Posted on October 23, 2009 at 1:08pm 6 Comments

Here I have drawn some ideas of how to arrange wing and fuselage (shoulder wing or "middle" wing. There is also the possibility of adding a bottom pan to the underside of the fuselage to create a water plane for the water lovers. At least you have a chance to rescue your expensive equipment after a dunk. Undercarriage can be either left off or fixed depending on your take off ground; I will make a retractable UC as well (for the high speed runs :-)).…



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Building a small UAV from foam and fiberglass the cheap way

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 8:30am 17 Comments

A little drawing of how it will look:







Now some building photos:









How to get the pictures… Continue

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At 7:40am on December 6, 2009, Federico Arenas said…
Hi Wendi,

I was absent of Mexico several days, now return, thanks for your answer.

I am a fanatic of the aeromodelling and computers, i am initiating in the UAV, i have developed some small projects for FPV, your model like me much, and i want to construct one in Mexico.

greeting and thanks

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