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.

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Nice looking plane. I'm not crazy about the camera installation. It's exposed and possibly easily damaged if the plane flips on landing. It's practical, I guess, but if they're going for something close to scale you'd want in internal mount. A limitation, though, would be fitting any kind of pan/tilt mount internally. It appears that the real thing has fixed mounts, one looking forward, one to the side. It's also notable that it has no ailerons, but that is scale. I'm so use to flying with ailerons, it's hard to see anything without them as anything other than a trainer or a toy.

Paul,
I agree with everything you've noted. I'm not touting this as the only solution, nor even as an ideal one,
just trying to keep everyone updated on new options as I come across them. Ideally they will also look
to offer a somewhat larger model, one which would allow us to select the one best suited to their needs.
Finally, just because the demo model had a fixed camera doesn't mean that's the only way to fit the
camera. Same thing applies to the lack of alerons. Once several of these get into poeple's hands I'm
sure you'll see threads dedicated to modifications, etc.
Ideally they will also look
to offer a somewhat larger model, one which would allow us to select the one best suited to their needs.
Finally, just because the demo model had a fixed camera doesn't mean that's the only way to fit the
camera. Same thing applies to the lack of alerons.
Nitroplanes announced today that they plan to bring their RQ11 model to market some time this winter
and they've also noted they'll soon be set up to take pre-orders.

I've written to see if they'll agree to provide me with an evaluation kit, in return for which I'd agree to post
a series of photos, reports and videos, showcasing how it goes together and flies, along with some tips
on ways to adopt it for our purposes here.

Here's a few of the newly released photos they also uploaded, which detail various features of this kit.

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Nitroplanes just sent me a new video clip link for their proposed RQ-11 model. Here's the link,
so you can check out some of the aspects which weren't yet clear in their first two clips. If you
want to see this become a good platform, I'd suggest posting your ideas either directly to them,
or as comments to their videos.

Link;
http://youtu.be/y8PJLjMFTJ4
Nitroplanes announced Sunday that they now have their new Projet RQ-11 kit in stock.
Introductory price is just under $90.00.

For more details click this link;
http://www.nitroplanes.com/projet-003-rq11.html
Hello i just try to buy this from Nitroplanes but imagine this they are asking me 117USD for shipping to Portugal!!! Is this for real? yes it is! Is this the real price for shipping that to Portugal? no its not! So can anny of you just buy this and send it to me? Payment true Paypal.
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I got mine today, ordered it monday morning $109 shipped to so cal. looks nice. time to build.
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Donald, I'm envious. Hope you'll keep us informed on how it goes. As for Luis, I'd love to help, but I'm not sure that paying to have it shipped here to me in Florida so I can in turn ship it over to you, is going to save you anything? I'd give them a call to see if they don't have a cheaper way to ship it to you, perhaps directly from Asia, or perhaps via TNT, which seems to be a lower cost way to ship things overseas. BTW, I also see that some of the shippers are getting ready to up their prices after the first of the year...
If you do that please keep me informed because i would love to have that bird but not at all coast!

I've gone ahead and placed an order for the airframe.  As funds allow I'll keep eveyone updated on my progress.

BTW, here's what appears to be another video clip on this model.  In it

he details which type of motor, battery etc. he used.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8PJLjMFTJ4

 

 

Discovered a new 'build' and 'first flight' video which offers loads of tips. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lftHd43lizI

 

BTW, my kit is supposed to arrive on 22nd, so stay tuned for more hints if you're considering purchasing this model.

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