Before commiting expensive gear to an anything and in the interests of I wonder.
I have been flying this airframe quite hard.
Yesterday I load tested it using five of these
at 58g each the multipack 5 came to 290g
Without load I have achived flights in the order of one hour obviously that will change.
The aircraft has a 40 inch wingspan and easily fits on the back seat of my car. A simple solution for when we go out and get this sort of shot
Working towards an Attopilot being fitted for vertical stitch shots of archaeological stuff.
On the drawing board a more efficient wing and larger, probably just shy of 2m easily able to lift 500g for one hour.
A platform nose for FPV/Stills cameras and plenty of internal space for vertical/horizontally mounted cameras and gear.
Flat wing this time with outboard ailerons. The airframe being roughly double this ones size. Also thinking of having a small or large wing for different tasks or wind speeds.
Hopefully some pictures of a rough setup within the month.
This bigger airframe will be used for some animal research tasks in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. Mostly lifting repeaters for animal tracking collars.
For test Airframe 1
, I have set up a Twit
Perhaps the first UAV airframe with its own Twitter feed??
I am hoping to fly 100 hours in the next month or two, so far I am ahead of schedule but weather is coming next week so I'm sure that will get in the way.