Nitroplane RQ-11 Fiberglass ARF kit

Just noticed that

Nitroplanes' has a flying prototype of the RQ-11 featured on a pair of  YouTube videos. 

Model appears to be a final test version, as they've created copies of plans and other

packaging details which would only exist if they were planning to go to market with it. 

 

I've also checked their website but didn't find any reference to this kit.  I'll keep this

topic updated as more information becomes available.

 

Here are the links to the two YouTube clips they've posted on this so far.

 

http://youtu.be/HKynUsQn2UY

 

http://youtu.be/PQWZdmXcv-g

 

 

Note: Photo from US Army, is similar but not

identical to actual version featured in video.

RQ-11a.jpg

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  • The RQ-11a was ended? In Nitroplanes last 2 months is "out off stock".

    Andrew, let me know about. I'm interested in this UAV.

    Thanks!

  • Moderator

    I've had my Nitroplanes-003 Raven flying for a couple of weeks now, but have had it since last father's day.  At first I was very disappointed but because of the way I setup the plane.  I'll post some pictures because I do thing I've a couple of upgrades that are good, but I can not stress more than the single most important thing to do is follow the guidelines on setting the throws on the control surfaces.  I'm used to just slapping the plane together and tossing it up.  That approach does not work with this plane.  With out adjusting the throws the plane would just go crazy.  Little movements would cause super changes in flight and several times I landed pretty hard.  I had to rebuild the nose, but it's now a great flying plane.  It is pretty fast compared to my last plane (Skyfly Max) but I get great flight time on pair of 22's in parallel.  I have also upgraded the tail, it's now coraplast with some lightening holes covered by clear tape.  It's super strong and still light, plus now it's removable.  I'll post my pics soon, but if others are thinking of this plane I say get one!

  • On the RCG site one of the criticisms of the RQ-11 was that it was too fast in comparison to an EZ*. Can anyone comment on this and the low speed capabilities of the RQ-11 and its general flying characteristics - please?

     

    Thanks,

    Mike

  • I see that some of these RQ-11 upgrade parts are available on the website of Aerosight Innovations

    http://www.civilianuav.com/#!our-products

    Aerosight RQ parts.jpg

  • I just got word from Dave of Aerosight innovations  that one of his co conspirators will be offering the wing joiner set  and other improvement parts for the Nitro RQ-11 on e-bay very soon !!!

    OH YES !!!

    i will be posting the listing After i get mine ordered first  LOL  the set should consist of the wing joiners , new dihedral sticks made of G-10  , a new motor mount plate and hopefully the tail boom push button quick release for those of us who want the most compact  storage .

     the quick release if offered will work with the original pull/pull  or the boom mounted servo designs ,i sourced out a special push button set up for Dave that leaves the inside of the tail boom unobstructed  inside but for a .010"  ring inside !

     

    while it may not be the military high Vee  break apart design  it will allow you to store in about the same size as the  original shipping box !!

    I like the way this model is coming of "age "  with these after market parts !!!

    the ball turret 360* x 180* camera mount also become available  but that is not a sure thing .

     

    will keep you RQ-11  modelers in the loop as i get more information !!

  • Dave Skala

    how much for two sets of the wing connectors for two complete wings  ? i am very interested in them

    i have also tried to join your community  but it says pending !!!

  • Where can I order the wing connectors?
  • Hello everyone!!


    As the rest of you I too was excited for this plane and ordered one for experimentation mainly.

    We at Aerosight have just created some things for the plane.

     

    3692162425?profile=original


    • CNC cut G10 wing ribs for joining the wings together. They also allow for adding on pods to the lower joiner area of the wing.
    • CNC cutout motor plate
    • Drop down 360 pan/tilt camera... (This will be a DIY instructional) after we test everything in flight
    • We chose to make everything come apart. tail boom is held with a lock pin, Servos in the tail tube so it can be taken apart without taking off tail linkages etc..

     The wings have to CNC plates that join up and you use a screw or other device to secure them (Instead of velcro or tape)

    3692162475?profile=original

    We put a pilot camera facing forward in the nose, a secondary in the left sid (For side viewing) and installed a 3" dome camera that drops from the huge cargo bay. So far we havent made bomb doors that cloe via servo. Weve just left the cut out open for now. The ptz camera drops out of the bottom via servo linkage. The cameras housing is actually a paintball hopper tube which is plastic and very light when cut down.

     

    3692162136?profile=original

    go to ning.com and type in aerosight. Everyone is free to join in.Our site is mainly for mapping and FPV..


     


    Dave Skala


    aerosight.om

  • Andrew ,

    Thank you sir  excellent !!!

  •  Andrew Van Der Plaats ,

     Please post the pics from Facebook   . I bought 2 of these and am looking at  redoing the wing and tail surfaces with composite materials over the film covering  or potentially redoing the rudder so servos can b mounted in it like the original .

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