Finally a somewhat nice enough of a day for us to put another flight on the new Javelin Mk2. It's very windy however and cross wind too - I do hate Melbourne weather.

In this flight, I'm just getting the control surface angles and mixings dial in so we can input that into the autopilot. All live telemetry was recorded.

It flies really well and plenty of power and lift. Current weight comes in at 11kg with a design max gross of 16 - 17kg


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Comment by arashi on October 10, 2011 at 8:07pm


I've been wanting to build a big gasser, but don't know where to start.

What size/type of engine?  What types of materials used in construction?

What did you learn from Mk1?


Comment by Ryan on October 10, 2011 at 8:23pm

It's my custom made engine running on diesel.

Nothing was wrong with Mk1 - I want to use the inverted V-tail to save 2 servos interface for something else.

All Carbon Fiber construction.

Comment by Andrew Tridgell on October 10, 2011 at 8:34pm

looks good!


Comment by Awni Hafedh on October 10, 2011 at 9:05pm

Man this is very nice, but you should utilize the on board FPV and go high high above the sky, also try to retract the front wheel and tilt down the camera a little bit.

Comment by Ryan on October 10, 2011 at 9:11pm

Man, it has a really expensive PTZ camera gimble ($40k) which hasn't yet been installed. This is just for some fun video while I'm testing. I won't need too look forward once this thing fly autonomous.


I'm not going to fly above 400' at the RC field - I don't want to be the "j@ck*ss" that break the rule, beside I'm a guest here at this field so I don't want my friend to get in trouble. :)

Comment by Awni Hafedh on October 10, 2011 at 9:21pm

Try the GoPro HD instead, it is cheaper, can be used for FPV and records on SD at the same time, and the best feature is the 60 fps which you can slow it down to 30 fps and it will look beautiful.

Comment by Ryan on October 10, 2011 at 9:32pm

This is the GoProHD. The PanTiltZoom is fully stabilized with GPS refference, tracking, etc...different animal altogether.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on October 11, 2011 at 12:05am

Nice one and what a wonderul AF sad day for the OBC today.

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Comment by penpen on October 11, 2011 at 5:00am

gorgeous plane ! what is the song used in video ?


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