This is a closer picture of the Hornet Micro ground control station with the helicopter next to it

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Comment by Jeffry Work on April 6, 2011 at 9:16pm
Hi Skydog222, how far was the range control of this Hornet Micro Ground Control Station?

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on April 6, 2011 at 11:06pm
Thats this and later last year they teamed up with Sikorsky
Comment by Skydog222 on April 7, 2011 at 11:20am

@ Jeffry - With the setup pictured, we tested it to 5 miles on the ground.  With the new setup that we have, it was tested to 8.5 miles on the ground.  The helicopter pictured has a range of about 1 mile.  You could technically go further, but it would just be an out and back.

 

 

Comment by Jeffry Work on April 9, 2011 at 10:41am
Great work, bro! =)
Comment by Thomas Nilsen on May 2, 2011 at 12:01pm
Nice gcs case. What model number is this pelicase?
Comment by Skydog222 on May 2, 2011 at 8:06pm
Thanks! It's a 1550 case.
Comment by Micah Roe on November 24, 2012 at 4:50pm
Is that a Helimax airframe? If so, which one?
Comment by Ray K on January 8, 2013 at 7:41pm

Very cool.  

I'm very interested in the helicopter.  Is there a link to that build?

Comment by Skydog222 on January 9, 2013 at 2:49am

@ Micah Roe...The base helicopter is a T-Rex 450...I then modified a bunch of parts and created my own canopy for it.  

 

@Ray K...This is a helicopter I designed about 5 years ago for a company called Adaptive Flight.  It is called the Hornet Micro.  Although, you will not find this model on their website anymore.  I created a new Hornet Micro that better fits the UAV market and that is what you will find on the website.  PM me if you would like more information.  

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