2012-04-23 at 19PM GMT+1, FLEXIPILOT (my own closed-source development) with special Terrain Follower firmware, controlling EasyUAV, has made its first long duration loiter at 1.5-3m AGL above sloped terrain. Loiter diameter was around 110m.
10m Flight took place in steady weather, while…Continue
Vickers Wellington as UAV
Bi-motor airplane serving as test platform for FLEXIPILOT.
Used for testing single-engine failures and tuning.
Elevator, differential ailerons, no rudder.
Endurance 50min with one battery.
Cruise speed 50km/h.
Shown loiters at low altitude since at typical cruise altitude of 200m it…
Fournier RF5 as UAV
A low-wing stall-prone (due to specific airfoil) motoglider, flown without Pitot Tube.
Endurance 30-45min with one 4Ah battery, but it is so efficient it would fly easily for well above 1.5h.
Yet, I don't like the fact you have to throw it overhead so it will stay limited.
Cruise speed 45km/h.
A V-tail hotliner integrated with autopilot.
Endurance 30min because of small fuselage capacity,
cruise speed 50km/h. Shown loiters on small altitude since
at typical cruise altitude of 200m it is almost impossible to track a flying object on a clear…
The FOX is really unflyable in RC mode when the motor is below 30% throttle, autopilot handles it much better.
I believe it could be the smallest _classic_ layout winged _outdoor_ UAV in…