Big or small?

I'm after peoples opinions on whether or not a larger model is better to run ArduPilot on. My opinion is that a larger heavier aircraft would yeild better results with this system due to its much higher level of stablibility, hence less eratic ocillations. There do not seem to be many people testing on larger platform, I'm guessing this is to save costs and complexity?Cheers

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  • I'm kinda thinking about a 2M sailplane, a Hobby-Lobby Telemaster or a paraglider from www.uflyrc.com
    Anyone have thoughts on these?

    TNX, Damon
    UFlyRC.com
  • Depends on what you mean by 'larger'. With a huge plane (say >6ft wingspan) it's difficult to move around on the ground (driving in a truck), you'll need a runway instead of a good ol' fashioned hand launch and even the slightest crash will total your plane (greater forces and leverage, but the same integrity as with a smaller one). And if you manage to hit a roof, then you'll be trying to get the roof off the plane and not the other way around (i.e. more dangerous).

    It'll be more expensive, both in terms of construction/repairs and in terms of operation (more gas/lipos). Shouldn't be more complex though, as it probably wouldn't have any delicate microscopic parts like small planes, just big, beefy ones.
  • I totally agree with you, and I'm sorry that I can't answer your question. I've got the same one! I'm looking at larger aircraft because I want to not use the TX RX system. Would anyone know of a trust worthy crash-able large scale plane? (To many adjectives, I know)
    Thanks,
    Sam R.
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