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My Raven RQ-11 - Almost Complete

A few weeks ago I was looking for a topic with pictures of the Project RQ-11 Raven in its entirety along with some close up shots of the fuselage but couldn't find one. To help you guys out, especially anyone here thinking of buying this model, I've decided to post some pictures of my almost finished Raven. 

 

A few comments about it:

+ there is barely…

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Added by Robert Godlewski on January 15, 2011 at 7:30pm — 17 Comments

Lipo Batteries Exploding - has anyone ever experienced this? (+ what do you recommend)

Hey guys -



As I'm waiting for my first real model airplane to arrive, the ProJet RQ-11 Raven from NitroPlanes, I can't help but ask, has anyone ever experienced a Lipo battery explode?



Here's a video of one doing just that:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3690260570423705609#



From what I read so far, it's pretty easy to overcharge/overdischarge Lipo batteries and they are… Continue

Added by Robert Godlewski on December 28, 2010 at 9:00pm — 18 Comments

UAV flying in/around New York City?

Hey guys, this is my first post here on DIYDrones (I've been reading this site for a few months now, just not posting anything until now).



I'm in New York City (Brooklyn to be exact) and I'm really interested in building and flying a UAV. However, I'm wondering whether it's a good idea, or rather if it's even possible to fly an RC plane here. Obviously I'm not planning on flying around skyscrapers or anything, I just want to fly something and take a few camera shots or videos.… Continue

Added by Robert Godlewski on March 15, 2010 at 7:51pm — 9 Comments

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