Completed the maiden flight of the 140 this week... it flew AMAZING. Seriously, one of the best airframes I've ever flown. This is significant as it proves that I'll be able to scale up a an airframe without having to do a large amount of testing or rebuilding due to a design issue. The Raptor 140 just flew... perfectly.
Next week I'll be completing flight testing to get to know its performance (maneuverability, stall speed, max speed, climb rate, etc).
See you next week!
Raptor 140 Stats:
Flight Time: 50min - 60min
Max Range: 50km - 75km
Stall Speed: 25kph
Cruise Speed: 60kph
Max Speed: 125kph
Radio Range: 1.5km
The equipment on it:
Autopilot: APM2.6 https://store.3drobotics.com/products/apm-2-6-kit-1
FPV/Onboard Camera: http://www.foxtechfpv.com/horyzonhd-full-hd-1080p-fpv-camera-v3-p-8...
Radio Tx: ParkeFlyer Turnigy 9x Tx: http://parkeflyer.com/
Reciever: 6ch FlySky http://www.hobbypartz.com/79p-r6b-receiver.html
Telemtry: 915mhz 100mW 3DR http://store.3drobotics.com/products/3dr-radio-telemetry-kit-915-mhz
Battery: 4.4Ah 30C Sky Lipo: http://www.hobbypartz.com/77p-sl4400-3s1p-30c-3333.html
ESC: 60A Brushless http://www.hobbypartz.com/proton60aair.html
Motor: 3542 1450kv brushless http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=38700
Prop: 10x6 Carbon Fiber Folding http://www.hobby-lobby.com/10x6_carbon_fiber_cam_blade_797_prd1.htm
Servos: 11g digital http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=42620
UBEC (for FPV camera): 3A http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=4319
Raptor Details: http://www.mygeekshow.com/theairplanes/Raptor.html
USA Trip Details: http://www.mygeekshow.com/usatrip/
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