So I have been waiting to fly this geobat plane I built for over a month now. I have previously been too nervice with all my unseccessful RC flights with numerous just RC planes...But today was different, I walked out side, notices little to no wind and thought... TODAY'S THE DAY!
I have both an onboard camera, and a ground camera to see everything thats happening!
The Maiden flight of the Beeler UAV Part 10 "IFO"is above!
I have received a few messages asking for a more complete blog post about my drone I've designed and am building for my High School senior project!
It took me 3 months to learn CAD, and finish designing everything about this drone, the only part I left out was the skin.. You have to fit the skin your self. I used 1mm depron foam, and over covered the whole wing, then trimmed off the excesses after pinning it to the wings, ext.
I have covered this whole plane in clear packing tape giving the whole plane a nice gloss, and very strong!! Also the carbon fiber rods for the tail booms, and the wing rods are a peice of art all on their own. I used segments of 5mm carbon fiber tubes, using 2-3mm carbon fiber rods to link the rods together.
The main wing section is permanently attached to the fuselage, how ever the wing tips pull off, allowing it to fit in your car.