This week we adjusted the control surfaces on the Raptor to get it all balanced and flew it a few times to get more experience and test the airframe's performance. I've got to say, flying wings, and the Raptor specifically, have far exceeded my expectations... it flies great!
Its very, very stable, has an excellent power to weight ratio that allows it to climb indefinitely, enough control surface and authority to allow a perfect balance of control and stability. I found myself flying it over and over until the battery died (about 20 minutes of flight) which is pretty rare, I usually get kinda board and quit.
Anyway, the Raptor is awesome. This could be the platform for the USA trip, we'll have to add an APM and see how it goes.
Next week we'll compare the Raptor to the Nova and see how they perform when compared to each other.
Main Camera: Panasonic HDC-TM900K
Battery: 20C 2.2Ah Sky http://www.hobbypartz.com/77p-sl2200-3s1p-20c-3333.html
Servos: T-Pro 9G http://www.hobbypartz.com/topromisesg9.html
Motor: Optima 450 2220-1800KV http://www.hobbypartz.com/75m55-optima450-2220-1800kv-2.html
ESC: Exceed RC Proton 30A http://www.hobbypartz.com/07e04-proton-30a.html