3 quick questions, if I may please guys ……………..
My first question regards the well known SHADOW 200 & 400 UAV platforms: keeping in mind the air drag, weight/size and flight characteristics of this type of platform, could someone please indicate a typical motor power-range (i.e. min/max) requirement?
Would, say 100 – 150watts per pound sound sufficient for model of this type?
Second question regards Flying/Blended Wing type UAV platforms: I have seen quite a few foam type flying/blended wing RC models on the market – just how well can models like these, be scaled up e.g. lets take for example Multiplex’s XENO – with its 1245mm wingspan – ignoring structural considerations (as a foam model), could, or would this type of model/design scale up to say, around 3000mm (wingspan)?
My last question is a comparitive type question - comparing Flying/blended wings to what we term as conventional type airframes:
- as a very general rule: do flying/blended wings require more, or less motor power per pound weight, to fly, than do so-called "conventional" airframes. Yes, I appreciate that things like prop efficiency, wing chord, dyhedral, profile etc etc ..... will all have an impact to some or other degree if 2 models of equal weight/mass are placed side by side - all I am trying to get at this stage is an overall/general understand of the 2 types, comparitively speaking.