Found by Gary Mortimer over at the AttoPilot user forum: a fiberglass model kit of the ScanEagle UAV. Unfortunately, the supplier is out of stock. More info and pics in this RC Groups thread. Before you get your hopes up, note the speculation there that Boeing (owner of the real ScanEagle) may have put the kibosh on this unauthorized reproduction.

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Comment by Sgt Ric on July 26, 2009 at 7:20pm
Yah, that trick of grabbing the recovery line with a wingtip seems very risky to me.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on July 27, 2009 at 1:35am
Pretty easy to fly I should think, as soon as flying wings are supported by Ardupilot I think there will be a mass migration to them.
Comment by Bryan Cuervo on July 27, 2009 at 5:58am
Shouldn't be hard to fly if you use the right combination of airfoil, wing sweep and washout. Martin Heperle has a great website with reflexed airfoils and calculations for neutral point, wing sweep etc. if you're interested. Also, there is an old build thread on RC groups were a guy constructs a half scale Scan Eagle.
Comment by george on July 27, 2009 at 12:31pm
I just got off the phone with grandhobby and they don't think it'll be back in stock for "a long time" they think the company is having problems making more of them. So anyone here want to step up to the plate and start making them? I'm sure you'll have plenty of customers.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on July 27, 2009 at 1:29pm
Ryan I will have one if you start making them!!
Comment by george on July 27, 2009 at 1:50pm
And while you're at it make it bigger!

Comment by Rory Paul on July 27, 2009 at 2:10pm
I would take one...
Comment by Ryan on July 27, 2009 at 2:46pm
What would people want? just the fuselage? How much bigger? Has anyone any good 3d photos of the craft? Remember I am in the UK so if anyone wanted it America you would have to consider postage........
Comment by Ryan on July 27, 2009 at 3:00pm
It's easy to build and it flies fine with elevon or you can have separate ailerons with inboard elevators (Scan Eagle's config) and winglets is a must.

This type on design does have small CG range which make payload arrangment a bit tricky when you want to make changes.
Comment by Ryan on July 27, 2009 at 3:00pm
I can make them as well out of composite if anyone interested. I'm in Australia.


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