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 Paul Marsh on July 27, 2009 at 9:22pm

"I wonder how hard it is to fly the Scan Eagle since it appears to really be a flying wing with ailerons only?"

Probably not too hard at all. The control surfaces would be refered to as elevons, or a combination of elevator and ailerons. Years ago I built the Simitar, which was basically a flying wing and somewhat similar to the Scan Eagle in configuration, only the Simitar is a tractor while the Scan Eagle is a pusher. It was extremely easy, and fun, to fly! At the time we didn't have programmable radios, so the aileron servo was mounted on a sliding tray, which was controlled by the elevator servo. Pushing and pulling the tray by the elevator servo would make both control surfaces go up or down at the same time, i.e. act as an elevator control surface.


Comment by tycinis on July 28, 2009 at 7:58am
just received by mail :

Dear Customer

Please check our websites regularly,, out of stock items are usually restocked in 4-5 business days
Comment by Bryan Cuervo on July 28, 2009 at 4:10pm
I built a Lovesong sailplane about 20 yrs ago that had full house controls including ailerons, flaps, total reflex of the trailing edge and rudder coupled to ailerons. You wouldn't believe the plumbing in that thing to mechanically control and mix all the control surfaces from servos in the fuselage! Absolutely no electronic mixing.Now I'm completely spoiled with small, strong servos and computer radios.
Comment by hovercycle on July 29, 2009 at 11:00am
Yeah, I love the scan eagle. Another design I want to put into flight is the Arado E.381

Here is a link:

I would order one too!

Comment by Sgt Ric on July 31, 2009 at 9:33am
Actually, the Arado E 381 would be ideal modified as a twin boom model.

It looks as though you may have your hands full designing suitable openings for air intake converting from the rocket to ducted fan.
Comment by hovercycle on October 22, 2009 at 5:00pm
I'm all about the drone look. So it shouldn't be that hard. I like the petite duc. I found it years ago when checking out this rc plane that looked like a longEZ called the Griffin. Sorry about the gay music.


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