A friend of mine and myself are avid FPV pilots. We have developed a fast, agile and easy to transport FPV plane with a twist: It is crash resistant and extremely fun to fly.
Besides our initial use case people have come up with different ideas of how to use the MiniRaceWing and so I am kind of curious what you would use it for.
I would love to hear your feedback!
Here is how it works:
Your FPV and RC gear is inside a carbon fuselage. If you crash and the impact would rip the wings apart, they detach(!) without any damage. You can put everything back together in seconds and fly again :)
The crash release also makes the MiniRaceWing easy to transport. Detach both Wings and it fits into a backpack.
The Wings are designed for fast and agile flying. We don't need a thick airfoil and we don't need cutouts for the motor. The Airfoil of the MiniRaceWing is thin and efficient
We are about to manufacture the first MiniRaceWings.
If you are interested, take a look at our Kickstarter page for more information and flying/crashing videos.
I'll be glad to answer any of your questions.
The Kickstarter has ended. Our goal was ambitious and in the end we didn't reach it.
But that doesn't mean the end of the MiniRaceWing, there is never only one way.
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For the rudder, taking your design into consideration, you can design a simple tilt mechanism for the motor mount out of simple 2d cut plates and some bearings. you could limit the travel by the plate design, make the mount for servo, keep the durability side of the main fuselage while getting the extra control on yaw axis.
Really great project! Have you thought of implementing tail control as well, looking the videos, you really could use rudder control to have it your way through out tight spots and trees and turns.
Just a thought ofc, keep up the great work!
Hi Markus...love the detachable wing idea...do you sell the detach kit???...I am looking to have my front canard and the tips of my big wing detach for transport and in the case of my many crashes...see enclosed picture.
At least it is not just another wing. The ability to break cleanly on crashing looks different. I wonder how much weight it adds though. As people are discovering, to fly fast it is all about lightness!
I also suspect that once the wings have parted, the fuselage that you have left with all the expensive parts in it will do much more damage to itself and anything it hits than if everything stayed in one piece as far as possible
I recently built a Skywalker X1 - great fun flying but it's not really made for FPV racing. I think the market is rapidly expanding - a lot of quad racers are trying out fixed wings. I'm keen to get a better FPV racing wing. Looks promising.
it's not the bad news about kickstarter.
your project envelope might be unrealistic.
i assume the market is way smaller as you think.
might be interesting to put a flightcontroller on your design ;-)
Kickstarter seemed like a good option at the beginning. But with all the bad news about Kickstarter projects failing it was kind of predictable that people would hesitate to back another Kickstarter project.
But we didn't only count on the Kickstarter. There will be MiniRaceWings ;)
another crash of a project on kickstarter.