This is the Vladimir models Graphite 2e. It is a fairly typical skinny, lightweight, efficient fully moulded motor glider. Despite its 3.1m span there is not much space for anything.
THE CHALLENGE - HOW TO FIT AN AUTOPILOT AND TELEMETRY SYSTEM IN A GRAPHITE 2E
The removable nose section is filled with motor ESC and battery. It just fits a 36mm diameter motor.
The receiver, rx battery and BEC is mounted somewhere under the wing.
No room for servos up front, they are mounted in the tail fin.
There is plenty of space in the hollow wings. Access to that space is limited to the 4 servo hatches.
The compact UDB2 is now looking like a tight fit at 38*70mm.
I do not own an APM but that is looking like a 40*75mm double decker. No hope!
Am I expecting too much? Is this skinny super-model just too needy?
Should I stick to my trusty Cularis with its middle age spread, healthy dose of cellulite (foam) and numerous surgical implants?
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