cruise speed - 27knots

max speed - 55knots

max weight - 4.4 lbs

flight time - 1 hour+

climb rate - 2000 ft/min

features :

EPP wings and tail

carbon fiber tail boom

clear lexan ,fully removable top hatches

clear acrylic "camera quality" dome

pan/tilt camera mount

retail price will be approx $150-$200

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Comment by Dustin Romero on August 31, 2010 at 9:57pm
whats the electronics specs?
Comment by passunca on September 1, 2010 at 2:09am
that is a very cool looking plane

Comment by Alex on September 1, 2010 at 3:16am
Your plane looks very nice :-), but I was interested in finding out how you achieve the 1hour+ endurance? Could you share details on ur electronic specs?

I understand if you dont want to share any of ur electonic specs right now since i guess you are planning to sell this. You mentioned the cost of $150-$200, what all is included in that cost? airframe + servo, motor, esc, battery.. or just the airframe?
Comment by Andrew Van Der Plaats on September 1, 2010 at 4:25am
I for one would be very interested in learning more. Please feel free to forward
more information as it becomes available and thanks for helping show us that
there's more than one way to approach this.
Comment by Jonathan Lussier on September 1, 2010 at 6:02am
Good work Wayne, you should work out a distribution agreement with Chris!
Comment by Anthony Bee on September 1, 2010 at 7:16am
Big question!
Who or how do you get your acrylic clear plasic molds???
I'M working on a high school senior project where im building a uav from scratch with my on designs!
My design incorperates a simular done nose that houses the camera..
I just dont know where or how to get my own specifications on custom vacume molds?
Comment by Ron Jacobs on September 1, 2010 at 7:24am
Nice looking plane. Somethng that jumped out at me was the wing root area and the fact there is not a lot of material there. I assume the wooden "spar" goes out into the wing, but as the EPP forms part of the structure of the wing at the root, I would think you would want to maintain as much material there as possible. Very interested in flight characteristics. Have you flown this design yet?
Comment by Albert Augustine on September 1, 2010 at 9:17am
wow it looks great does it include every thing there and does it handle well?

Comment by crystal garris on September 1, 2010 at 10:03am
electrical specs:
motor - EFLIGHT power 10
ESC - thunderbird 54
prop - APC E11x7
servos - 2x HS-81s(elevator,rudder) 4x tunigy tg9e mico servos (2x ailerons ,pan,tilt)
2x 2500 mah 3s lipos . 5000mah will give you around 45 min flight times
I have flown this model twice and have done many flight with its previous alfa model . i will be doing more flights this week and will be sharing the videos i get from it which include an OSD . I have yet to push it to the limits but am very keen to do so in the coming days . i do have some video of the alfa model with 15 second climb-outs to +500 ft

I designed the plane for maximum neutral stability . Hit the throttle and it goes straight , not up or down .

Here are some pics showing the wing attachment .
as you can see the main spar is carbon fiber tubes joined by a 6" solid CF piece the wooden box structure simply captures the tube .

Comment by Taylor Cox on September 1, 2010 at 10:41am
If your going to be retailing that aircraft for only $150-$200. I'd say that is an awesome bargain...that is, if all of those servos, batteries, and motor/prop is included. Heck, the motor alone is 60 bucks lol.


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