New kid on the blog - the Ranger Ex UAS platform.

So much has happened since the good "old" days with multiplex easystar.

Now the "hobbyworld" of drones got working advanced autopilots and platforms in all kinds of designs to fit all kinds of drone jobs.

The new kid (Ranger ex platform) will soon be ready for buying.

The platform is a 2M wingspan with a LARGE fuselage.

Wings: Strong Epo foamFuselage: molded PVC (like FPVraptor)

Will carry 10000 mAh 4S lipo and still have room for everything. :-)

What do you think about what you see?

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on January 9, 2014 at 12:52pm

I think that gimbal will spend alot of time in the grass unless the landing surface is perfectly smooth. Any shots of the inside??

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on January 9, 2014 at 12:54pm

Well, it looks pretty good.  Does it have flaps?

I really wish there was something about that size, but fiberlass fuselage, sheeted foam core wing, with rugged landing gear, flaps, with good STOL performance, and twin motors.


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Comment by crystal garris on January 9, 2014 at 12:55pm
Sweet plane. Interesting aerodynamic feature an the rear of the pod. It would be neat if you could get the developers on here to talk about it.

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Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on January 9, 2014 at 12:55pm

Gimbal should be installed half inside fuselage.


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Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on January 9, 2014 at 12:56pm

This is more a picture to illustrate possibilities.


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Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on January 9, 2014 at 1:01pm

Yes it got flaps


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Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on January 9, 2014 at 1:05pm

Same company who made the FPVraptor

volantexrc.com

Comment by Euan Ramsay on January 9, 2014 at 1:08pm

@ Gary...gimbal in the grass? Not when I'm landing it...there's at least 2 inches of nose to compress first before the gimbal hits the grass :-)


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Comment by Hugues on January 9, 2014 at 1:15pm

First EPP/EPO airplane with both full Ail/Ele/Rudder independent controls and enough room to embark a full FPV + AP equipment. Looks great.

Would that lunch by hand or does it need to roll first on a landing strip?

Comment by John Smith on January 9, 2014 at 1:44pm

Is it the same ABS blow moulded type construction as the Raptor? From the vent hole it looks that way.

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