So I have been working on this for a while now. It is designed for aerial photography/surveying. Carbon fiber flying wing, quite durable. Had an excellent vendor work on this (manufacturing here is much cheaper in India). Here are some specs:

Wingspan - 1.4 m

All up weight - 1.2 kg

Payload - 300 grams

Endurance - 40~50 mins ( Plans to experiment with li-on batteries to increase the endurance)

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Comment by Antonie Kruger on February 9, 2018 at 1:34am

Hi, that's great. What camera do you intend to use? 1.2kg all up seems light for a survey setup.

How do you launch it?

Looks good.

Comment by Abhinav Pandey on February 9, 2018 at 2:34am

Hand launch works pretty good. Using this as of now -https://www.amazon.in/Canon-125-HS-Digital-Optical/dp/B007RAE674. Any suggestions for better cameras are welcome.

PS: This is an alpha prototype.

Comment by Johnatan on February 9, 2018 at 4:55am

How is its durability in comparison with EPP? Also a detachable wing design would be easier to transport.

Comment by Abhinav Pandey on February 9, 2018 at 7:54am

It is two directional CF so specific strength is greater than that of aluminum.  It has crashed from height of 15-20m on plain ground and has survived with just few scratches (it was a nose dive). EPP will not just bite the dust it will become the dust. 

You are right about having a detachable wing design. I will implement it in further versions. I don't want to go for more than two pieces. It is (usability + aesthetics) vs portability, I have to find a middle ground.

Comment by Nitesh Agrawal on February 10, 2018 at 8:11am

That looks super sleek and awesome. Wonder if you can use it for general FPV flying?

Comment by Abhinav Pandey on February 10, 2018 at 11:09am

Thanks Nitesh.

Not yet. Right now the focus is just to have a photogrammetry tool. Something like sensefly eBee. But yes with few modifications in the design a camera can be mounted in the nose for FPV flying.

Comment by Ravi on February 11, 2018 at 6:32pm

@abhinav,

I would like to buy one air frame. from where can I buy. I am in delhi.

Comment by Abhinav Pandey on February 11, 2018 at 10:06pm

Hi Ravi,

The objective is to sell it as a complete surveying product. Are you planning to use the frame for general flying or do you have any specific use case?

Comment by Andrew Rabbitt on February 11, 2018 at 11:05pm

What does it do that all the other flying wings out there don't...?

Comment by Ravi on Tuesday

@abhinav, I want to use it for general flying. I already have EPP and EPO flying wings. can you please provide your email.

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