0 Mini telemaster Posted by Samuel Rosenstein on September 12, 2010 at 10:23am Has anyone used the mini telemaster before as a UAV platform? How did it perform? Are there any other planes within this price range ($150-240) that are better then the telemaster?Thanks!Sam You need to be a member of diydrones to add comments! Join diydrones Email me when people reply – Follow
Some observations on how it flies:
- It is too light to avoid nosing over, when taking off and landing on grass. You will have a lot of bent motor shafts.
- It is very light for flying in any wind. A 5lb plane will be a lot more stable.
- A bigger plane will also have more fuselage room, for putting in cameras.
- You'll need wheels about 3" big to roll on grass.
Foam does have durability advantages, especially if you are a poor RC pilot, but traditional balsa planes do have a big advantage that Chris did not mention. They fly faster, which makes navigation, particularly in wind, much easier.
If you are interested in interior room and capacity, but like the durability of the Easystar, then check out the Skywalker (best current deal is at BEVRC.com, I think).
In general foam planes are better for UAV training, given the likelyhood of crashes. The only case for balsa is more interior room. Any reason you don't want to go with the standard EasyStar?