80" Wing - suitable as a platform for UAV

Work has stared on a 80" Flying RiteWing - based on a TL60 with an added 20" centre Section.Powerplant will be 4S 10300 mah Lipo, at about 800 watts full throttle, but should cruize at 200 watts, so about 45 minutes flying time. Expected weight is 3.5 kg, and should be able to carry a fair bit more payloadThe wings remove, so transport is only 2 x 30" wing sections and one 20" centre section.The Wings only house one digital full size servo each, so nice an simple, everything else is in the centre section.Also will be running (removable) landing gear.Build photos so far :-)

The full build thread is here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1129487 and also here http://www.parkflyers.org.nz/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=557&forum=9&post_id=9869#forumpost9869After she is flying will use as a platform to get into auto-pilots, starting with a RTL function
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  • hmm good launching style :)
  • haha, does a bit I guess. Here is the 80" on its second flight, just to give you an idea of the size and launching, I am 5ft 10" tall for comparison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzsgOtUcYsI
  • Hi,
    is it me or that airframe looks a little bit like northrop grumman B-2 spirit :)?
  • only inflight vid i have is from my zephyr (the wing in my avatar) playing with a parkzone trojan. Have not gotten around to doing any AP as such yet, too many other projects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-91FGui6Bo do have this vid using a camea on a superfly www.superflyrc.com as a mini camera ship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIblfaFraX4 fast forward to 1:07 where the movie changes from forward camera to downward camera - was using a blue wonder motor and 3S 610 mah battery - mini camera ship :)
  • Matthew, do you have any videos using a flying wing with AP or APM?
  • cool, thanks Mathew ,
  • Developer
    Sweet !!!
  • Fixed main post :-)
  • yeah, where is the build thread? i would love to see how this turns out,
  • Looks gr8 , where is the build thread?
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