The USA trip is back in focus! (I had taken a few weeks off to do a side project)


I'm also announcing a new airplane, the Polaris; a combination of the Nova and Shrike. It will feature a longer endurance airframe and power supply, and, of course, full automation through APM.


I'll capture the build process while I build the Polaris, and present it as a build log for others to follow along.


More about the USA trip:


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Comment by Trent at MyGeekShow on November 28, 2012 at 12:51pm

As has been brought to my attention, the tail section (vertical and horizontal stabilizers) will be increased in size... I pulled a dumb moment and didn't scale it properly during one of my steps. : )

Comment by Ryan Beall on November 28, 2012 at 2:36pm

Beings you can cut tapered wings why not implement that into the design?  The closer you can get it to look like an ellipse the lower your induced drag will be.  Just don't forget to put some washout in the tips.  Also the swept tail doesn't really do anything for you except aesthetics unless you are somewhere in the 0.7 mach range ;).  Remember taper ratios (tip/root) somewhere around 0.5 are your friend induced drag wise.  

Something like this for the wing and tail will save you some drag counts in all the right areas.

Comment by Dez Socks on November 28, 2012 at 5:19pm

Good to have you back!

Comment by Crashpilot1000 on November 28, 2012 at 8:52pm

Yes, looks like re-inventing the Bormatec Maja FPV Flyer.

So long

Kraut Rob

Comment by Trent at MyGeekShow on November 29, 2012 at 10:49am

@Ryan: Thank you for the reminder! I'm trying to keep it simple for this build, and will explore more "advanced" builds as I get into the next year.

@Dez Thank you! Its good to be back.

@Kraut It does share many features as the Maja... apparently we were both trying to meet the same objective!


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