Buraq -1

This was developed in year 2000

1. Wing span is 12ft
2. Engine range is 100-250cc ( 100 is bit under power)



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Comment by Matthew Tang on August 29, 2011 at 4:38pm

For the first photo, I was skeptical, but my GF thought it was real. Now I have no question. Nice work! Keep us posted, if you have plans and are willing to share them that would be cool.

Comment by Azam Shahani on August 29, 2011 at 6:23pm

Awesome! Is it composite construction?

Comment by Andrew on August 29, 2011 at 8:25pm

Photoshop :) 

Wrong shadows and bad quality of photos prove it.

Comment by Dano on August 29, 2011 at 9:25pm



Comment by bGatti on August 29, 2011 at 10:38pm

Irony, "false name" is calling the kettle, ... well ... anyway.


What's going on is simple name bias - which reduces rather unfortunately to ; uhem ; "cultural preference".

Maybe we could find our way to a brighter future if we learned to cooperate with /other/ people - even if their family name is unfamiliar. Or we could spend the next thousand years like we spent the last - but with Nuclear warheads - yeah... what could go wrong?


Ahmed - congratulations on a pretty big Drone. One hint - this is a non-military forum (except for when Chris posts pictures of downed UAVs and asks .. well, anyway - it's a /mostly/ nonmilitary site) so ... it might create fewer waves if you left IN the personal images and Photoshopped OUT the military vehicles which apparently snuck into the picture. 


Otherwise - I/we are very interested in the kind of missions you were able to complete; perhaps some different approach you found to a problem; different electronics, radios, etc... How are UAV's used in that part of the world. Do you have problems with the airspace authorities? Do you have radio power restrictions?


Comment by Azam Shahani on August 30, 2011 at 2:01am

@bGatti Well said... This is an international forum and such 'bias' should not be tolerated... I don't see why some people are thrashing this guy... Even if the picture's photoshopped, the UAV is real... and even if it's a rip off.. it's no easy thing to ' rip off' such a huge craft.... I've seen very few people on this forum who have managed to create flyable drones of this size..... You can check out some of his drones in flight on his youtube channel... I think it's quite an achievement to have made such a craft in a place where such limited help and resources are available.. Congratulations again Ahmed... I would also like to know how you're dealing with the local airspace and radio restrictions... secondly if you make a sale abroad, how do you export it and deal with the custom restrictions? Do keep us posted :)

Comment by Ahmed Rehan on August 30, 2011 at 4:00am

bGatti Ok agreed i will photo shop the military stuff out . If some one on forum do not want to believe it is a real stuff i have no objection  i am into this hobby since 1982. i have quite a bit of collection of these types of drones and they were developed in many years. Will post few other.

Comment by bGatti on August 30, 2011 at 9:28am

@Ahmed, I have access to a wonderful book entitled 50 years of UAV (Northrup/Grumman)

It's remarkable to see some of their early drones.


Be very interested in your collection of UAV's, perhaps with dates, and a note about control electronics.



Comment by bGatti on August 30, 2011 at 9:30am

P.S. Nice. :)


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