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Skylark 1 details: (Details used to scale my Meadowlark platform)
Meadowlark UAV will be a 1/2 scale rendition of the Skylark 1 UAV platform. Mission endurance and speed capabilities will be as close to the Skylark 1 platform as possible.
Skylark 1 Meadowlark
Wing Span: 2.5m (98.5 in) 55 in
Length: 2.2m (86.5 in) 44 in
Flying Weight: 5.5kg (12.1 lbs) 3-4 lbs (target)
Mission Radius: 5-10km (3-6 mi) .5-1 mi (keeping it within the RC bounds)
Endurance: 2 hours 1 + hours
Speed 20-40kts (23-46 mph)
I`ve been away for a while, dabling with quadsbut my passion remains with fixed wing. I plan to resume my work on the Meadowlark soon with a rehash on the pod . I have been working with 3D printing so utilizing myprinter to resume the design is a no brainer.
I'm planning on building a hex or octigon pod with 3d printed frame work and lite-ply outer skin covered with kevlar/carbon sleeve, although i may just end up printing the entire pod. It still needs a removable battery and seperate electronics bay. Deep-stall landing method will be supported although not necessarily the primary recovery method.
Wish me luck!
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The items shown above are part of a 5.8GHz video transmitter (#5) setup offered by Range Video. All items are sold as individual items and like a big dummy I forgot to get Santa Clause order their powersupply (#4) when she placed her order for the transmitter.
So the luck of the Irish kicks in and Mr. Murphy ordered their last Filtered Linear Power Supply and there's no telling when they…Continue
So I finally got to do some testing without crazy winds, then THIS happens!
Oh well, it could have been very bad, but I was lucky and did not have any major issues.
I have some repairs to do, but in reality I was thinking of doing the mod I NEED to do now anyway, so... NBD!
That dark spot…Continue
Other than "you get what you paid for" Anyone have a reason Not to buy this pair?
My personal goal would be to use it as a learning tool, prepairing for adding telemetry to my projects. But it should be usefull too. Secondary use in some project around the house, ie halloween automation, laser guided water splasher (anti-cat crap in the yard device currently in planning…Continue