Raptor 140 - Flight Testing with 17k of Autonomous Flight


This week I conducted the Raptor 140's flight testing. I put it through the paces by testing it's general maneuverability (pitch and roll), high maneuverability (rolls, loops, climbs), its speed performance (cruise, max, stall) and it's technology performance (video, telemetry, GPS, compass, autonomous flight, etc). 


It passed all its testing without error, and earns it's position as the most capable airplane I've ever flown. It is just a dream to fly, will not tip stall, goes where you aim it, climbs as fast as you can handle, flys for over 40 minutes at 75kph (44mph), can complete missions given it via APM effortlessly, I can go on and on...


Next week I'll be completing efficiency testing, finding out what it's limits are for true flight range, all in preparation for a long range cross country (take off and land at different locations) flight later this month.


Also, I've been asked by dozens of people if I'd make a 140 for them, so I will! Starting in November I'll start selling Raptor 140 kits on my website: MyGeekShow.com. I plan on shipping worldwide and will have kits available starting at $89.99.


See you next week!




Raptor 140 Stats:
Weight: 1653g
Flight Time: 40min
Max Range: 50km
Stall Speed: 25kph
Cruise Speed: 75kph
Max Speed: 127kph
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

Learn More:
Raptor Details: http://www.mygeekshow.com/theairplanes/Raptor.html
USA Trip Details: http://www.mygeekshow.com/usatrip/

Follow the Show:
Website: http://www.mygeekshow.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MyGeekShow
Twitter: http://twitter.com/mygeekshow
Skype: MyGeekShow
UStream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mygeekshow


Filmed, Edited, Produced and Published by Trent in Arkansas, USA

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on October 19, 2013 at 5:12am

Very nice the mist pouring through the valley was particularly pretty.

Comment by Trent at MyGeekShow on October 19, 2013 at 5:50am

Thank you Gary! Yeah, that valley has been awesome to fly in. The last few days I had to fly in almost white out conditions due to that fog/mist settling it (took off with no fog, it rolled in during the flight and made for an interesting landing).

Comment by Lorenzo on October 20, 2013 at 1:27am

Nice looking machine and beautiful video!  Were you flying line of sight or FPV?  Does it have payload room for transmitter, cameras, autopilot, etc.?  What camera do you have on it?  Thanks. 


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