Sensefly eBee airframe

Just wondering if anyone flies one of these as a plain airframe with an APM? Does Sensefly even sell the airframe on it's own? And how does it fly as a pilots airplane, or in FPV?

Really like the look of the airframe, but want to do my own build.

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  • Here is our airframe. The "Bateleur" designed and build entirely in Namibia. Made from EPP and is very durable made for the African bush. The cameras it can carry range from a Samsung NX mini to a Samsung NX1000 to a Sony NEX 5 or 6 or 7 and even the new A5100 or A6000 for up to 45 minutes.

    http://youtu.be/YDOBb0faGic

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  • I think the X5 is a good substitute for Sensefly. I had four so far. It's not that bulky with the wing tips removed. I got my mum to sew a carrier bag to carry it around.  

  • Are you going to be cutting and selling these air frames. I have had experience operating the eBee and I really enjoy the way it flies. Thanks

    • Got an EPP version I've been testing. a lot of fun..

      http://www.gunsetttech.com/projects/mapping-platform

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      • What sort of wing profile is used ? That is quite a short wing area for such a lift

        My guestimate lipo + AP + GPS + camera + motor + prop + ESC = 600 grams

        Stall speed must also be quite high ...

        • 3702775784?profile=originalnice guess 690 grams - 

          I'm using a APM with air-data .. I've yet had a wing-tip stall.  Into the wind it does close to 20 degree decent.  It's a great flier..  85 flights over the summer with no issues.  Started working on a higher endurance version with two bay access.

  • very interesting(and very expensive-40,000 USD) aerial camera

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Phase-One-iXU-150-World-s-Smallest-a...

    http://industrial.phaseone.com/

  • why not using some other versions..

    HobbyKing Go Discover FPV Plane EPO 1600mm...ready to fly for $138!!!!

    also his brother Buffalo FX-79

    http://www.fpvstyle.com/index.php/buffalo-fx-79-2000mm-professional...

    what is wrong with the king of foam planes

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__27132__Skywalker_X_8_FPV...

    also I know some of my friends using Bormatec Maja

    http://bormatec.com/xtc/index.php?cat=c9_UAV---RPV---FPV.html&X...

    • Ok, got some news back from the guys at sense fly - no it's not for sale, and it's a bugger to fly manual anyway, apparently.

      Oh well. 

      J.Gunset - that looks a nice frame! And you're doing an EPP version? Will it have carbon spars as well? And will it have recessed cutouts as per the vanguard 3, and the TBS cappy? The TBS has good separation for me.

      If is does, I'm throwing money at the screen as we speak...:)

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