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TERN AUV 3 nonpicture files

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wendi Smol Nov 1, 2009. 1 Reply


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Some pictures of the TERN build

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 6:00pm 16 Comments

Cutting of corner reinforcements. They will be glued into the fuselage to allow the rounded bottom shape without loosing the strength of side and bottom connection.

Start of the inlet duct for the fan.

Inlet duct ready cut.

Trimming of fuselage front with hot wire. If the temperature of the wire is high enough it cuts through the PU… Continue

TERN UAV 3 details for the 3D experts?

Posted on November 1, 2009 at 3:12pm 3 Comments

Hi all

here are some detail infos for the TERN fuselage, which may help to make some 3D drawings. All my drawings are done in Corel and can export in DXF or PDF format, so these formats are here as well. I would appreciate if you could give me some feed back of what helps you.…


Modularity, Versatility, Affordability

Posted on October 23, 2009 at 1:08pm 6 Comments

Here I have drawn some ideas of how to arrange wing and fuselage (shoulder wing or "middle" wing. There is also the possibility of adding a bottom pan to the underside of the fuselage to create a water plane for the water lovers. At least you have a chance to rescue your expensive equipment after a dunk. Undercarriage can be either left off or fixed depending on your take off ground; I will make a retractable UC as well (for the high speed runs :-)).…


Building a small UAV from foam and fiberglass the cheap way

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 8:30am 17 Comments

A little drawing of how it will look:

Now some building photos:

How to get the pictures… Continue

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At 7:40am on December 6, 2009, Federico Arenas said…
Hi Wendi,

I was absent of Mexico several days, now return, thanks for your answer.

I am a fanatic of the aeromodelling and computers, i am initiating in the UAV, i have developed some small projects for FPV, your model like me much, and i want to construct one in Mexico.

greeting and thanks

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