3m wingspan fiberglass UAV from Hobbyking



When I checked the "new items" page at Hobbyking yesterday, I almost fell from my chair...

A HUGE 3m wingspan fiberglass UAV kit for $263 - $284, depending on the warehouse For some reason, it's not available from the international warehouse but from all local warehouses... Some features and specs from the website:

• Glassfiber/Ply Fuselage
• Fully Sheeted balsa/ply 2pc Plug In Wing
• Plug In V-Tail
• Huge Payload Capability
• Large Front and Mid-Mounted Access Hatches
• Heavy Duty Under-Carriage with Steerable Nosewheel
• Adjustable Motor Mount
• Large Air Intake & Cooling Duct for ESC/Motor Cooling
• Aerodynamically Efficient Airframe
• Flaps for Excellent Low Speed Handing
• Fast and Easy Build

Wingspan: 3000mm
Weight: 5200g~5400g
Wing Area: 48dm2
Wing Loading: 108~112g/dm2
5 Channel

Your own 6 Channel TX/RX
4 x 12g~16g MG High Torque Servo's, 3 x Standard Servo's
50mm Brushless Outrunner
80A~90A ESC
13"~15" Prop
5s~6s Lipoly Battery
FPV Equipment/Camera
80~82mm Spinner

Now I'm waiting for someone to buy it, fly it and talk about quality and stuff :).

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  • Thank you for the great photos with rulers, mine is still in the everlasting posting system. Hope to start playing with it sometime next week. Will aim for the HobbyKing recommended 

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idproduct=... motor

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idproduct=... propeller

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idproduct=... speed controler

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idproduct=... servos

    As well one is talking to CASA to be able to depart from Parafield.

  • Lots of photos of the airframe and all bays on RCG!

    => http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25620592&postcoun...

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  • The price above varies a lot with the US$ going up or down. Most Important is, to make sure at point of ordering to have AU$ selected, because it always goes back to US$ after fresh login.

    Since one gets logged out after a certain time not using it.

    I made this mistake (lost about AU$45 this way) had AU$ selected, but after a while got logged out, and to order I just logged back in, but did not check that it went back to US$.

    Because of oversize, delivery to Adelaide is 45 AU$.  MIne cost going to in Adelaide 363 AU$ in total, so watch out for AU$ selected at point of ordering !!!

    Don't ask for refund, is a waste of time.They don't even reply. However, HobbyKings technical advice (with Life Chat) and backup is great.

  • According to rc groups the bare airframe weighs 3kg.
  • Hobby King is in Australia now. 

    Hobbyking Service CTR
    38 Shelley Rd. Moruya
    NSW 2537 CAN 145 381 228

    Customer support with "life chat" is great for any technical help.

  • Looks very closely matched to the Chinese CASC CH-4 UAV.  See article posted on Breaking Defense website.  http://breakingdefense.com/2013/06/14/china-set-grab-uav-market-whi...


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    @Macboffin - your comment about shiny polished finish is incorrect.  All modern high performance sailplanes have highly polished finishes which reduce skin friction drag and allows for laminar flow.  Negative effects of rain, bugs, etc on the surface are insignificant for most airfoils.  Some have issues, but that is the exception not the rule.  I have no qualms at all about flying my full scale Discus sailplane through the rain....

  • Hopefully it goes better than this one.  What are you looking at to power it? Keep us informed.  Looks real tempting. 


  • Good luck with instructions. Am not convinced hobbyking know how to set it up. Their videos should be more like banana hobbies. Shows the plane, explains the set up and then flies it.
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