Big platform available for UAV flying.

2 UAV versions.

V tail version and T tail version

See more about the Mugin UAV platform

Test flight


Still "Low cost" platform made in light wood and Alu. I know it's a big ship and Weight are getting close to maximum without special license.

The platform are still in testing - When I have some video documentation I will post.

Wingspan 3 meter.

Motor Twin 53 CC

Mugin UAV platform will soon also be available with T tail.

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Comment by Patrick Hammer on August 15, 2010 at 8:30am
This project looks interesting - a few questions, if I can:

1) Wing - which airfoil (e.g NACA 4415 .... or what?), and why did you choose the airfoil you have chosen for this model?

2) All Up weight?

3) Are the wings also covered with [ply]wood?

4) Have any MotorCalc type calculations been undertaken e.g. velocity/lift, stall speed/AUW, Velocity/Drag ect ect ........

Look forward to seeing some video .........

Comment by Rana on August 15, 2010 at 9:46am
Wonderful UAV platform !

Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on August 15, 2010 at 9:54am
@Patrick All too soon for questions like this. I will get back with more information.

Wings: Yes are covered with balsa not play wood.
Comment by Greg Fletcher on August 15, 2010 at 2:00pm
You know you prop is on backwards. Very nice airframe. If there are any engine cooling problems, I see room for improvement in this area. Air scoops and a cowling will help.... if it's even needed. Nice work !!!
Comment by Alessandro Vitali on August 15, 2010 at 4:20pm
do you have calculated the Maximum take off weight and the Maximum payload weight . ?
Comment by ionut on August 15, 2010 at 10:56pm
The wing design looks like deep chamber,high lift,low speed,thick wing section,suitable for transports,bombers.:)
Comment by Patrick Hammer on August 16, 2010 at 2:32am
Hooks - "all to soon for questions like this......" - so it was built "on the fly" so to speak (excuse pun) - no plans, no idea regards wing profile, no idea regards performance potential ?

.... an old adage comes to mind: if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck - chances are it will fly like a duck. Fair enough, after all, you won't be the first person to have successfully approached airframe construction like that.

I wait & watch with bated breath - if it works you can put me at the front of the buyers list (give some thought to glassing the wings).


Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on August 16, 2010 at 2:47am
I can't say this is my frame or work.
And yes I know about the wings I also asked about if it's possible to make a complete composite platform. Yes it's possible, but then it's total other price level.
Comment by Patrick Hammer on August 16, 2010 at 6:19am
Fair comments - glass fibre is one thing, all composite (as in all parts in carbon fibre) will add enormously to the materials and pro-time (construction) bill.

KISS (keep it simple stupid) in my very humble opinion has to be the way to go - I doubt there'll be a market to justify tooling up for c/f.

I was just looking at the BETA versions of the ARDU-COPTER, as highlighted on the main page of the DIY DRONES website, now been pushed out the factory for test flyers/flying. It occured to me that the time that has gone into that project so far must run into hundreds, if not thousands of man hours (if all participant/s time/contributions are added up) to date - and still developement goes on ........

The point been: its one thing to design/develope and build a UAV model - its another thing altogether to take it to market and retail successfully.
Comment by Ryan on August 16, 2010 at 6:46am
Yes, people only thinks about the cost of materials when looking at price and not the thousands of man hours going into design, development, and building not to mention the intellectual property.

Having said that, if you're going to make something for sale then you should really put some thought into it.


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