Testing out a couple UAV's I have, testing a 5.8ghz video link and also some photo mapping. Also Kim dragged out his trainer from the dust and much more ;)

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Comment by Warren Osborne on March 14, 2011 at 4:36am

Nice video. What motor have you got in that Boomerang 60 - that thing just rockets off the grass!


Classified flying wing? Looks like someone's in training for UAV Outback Challenge - good luck! :-)



Comment by Max on March 14, 2011 at 6:52am

Thanks Warren,

Boomerang motor is a C5065-400 Turnigy on 6cell lipo.

It was pretty windy too that day which helped it get airborne! :) 

4.5kg takeoff weight I believe.


Not sure about the wing, thats my mate Paul's effort, flys really well.



Comment by Choppy on March 14, 2011 at 10:58pm

Hey Warren,

The wing is my cheap as ass attempt for OBC. No autopilot yet but plan on the ardupilot. I hope to use the one out of my Arducopter. Made 95% of about $27 of corflute and some carbon for the spar. The motor was a old 2kw swang hobby motor but browned out one of the turns soon after the next flight while endurance testing. Oh well, gives me an excuse for a twin engine version:)


Oh, and thanks Max for not putting in the cartwheel landing for that flight!


Paul (AKA Choppy)

Comment by Max on March 15, 2011 at 1:09am
I didnt get that on camera or else I probably would have LOL ;)
Im installing one of the systems into the skywalker for next week, want to play with the PTZ camera now :)
What you think about a 600meter loiter? :D
Comment by Warren Osborne on March 15, 2011 at 2:26am

Corflute?!? Must be light as - how's it handle wind? I hope there wasn't much in the way of damage from the cartwheel. At least you walked away so it must have been a good landing :-)


I went along to the Avalon Airshow and wound up having a chat to a couple of blokes from ARCAA and CSIRO who are part of OBC. Sounds like endurance testing the UAV prior to the event is going to be the order of the day and from what they said you have some time. Good luck with it.


I'm trying to convince some friends to do it. But I'm thinking about going down the gas engine path with a largish platform. Just did the APM hardware integration into a 40 size nitro trainer (Condor 40H) as a testbed. So there's still some way to go for me :-( But having lot's of fun doing it, which is what really matters. :-)





Comment by Scott James on March 15, 2011 at 2:26am
Great vid guy's!

Comment by Gary Mortimer on March 15, 2011 at 2:33am
Are you boys all off sitting your PPL exams now?? ;-)
Comment by Warren Osborne on March 15, 2011 at 2:46am

Whatever keeps CASA happy. That was another part of the OBC conversion at Avalon, with all the enduration testing its got to be done in accordance with CASA rules/regs/requirements etc. And then there's keeping ACMA happy for the long range video broadcast.


Besides always wanted to do my PPL, just haven't got around to it.



Comment by Choppy on March 15, 2011 at 7:12am

Im kind of lucky with regards to PPL as I have HCPL.

Warren, the cartwheel was a "spot" landing but the plane is tough. I maidened it on a 25-30kt gusty day 2 years ago. Has gyro drag rudders in the wings but need to be 100% bigger to get proper authority.


AUW of about 4.2 kg with batteries and no payload. So about 4.7kg with bottle. Almost didnt get off the ground in the vid, must get bigger motor/s. I might even go 26cc petrol?

You good for sunday Max? I'm keen to test the position hold on the quad. Had the wrong button selected last time- was in aerobatic mode, duh.



PS,Q.  How do you know there is a pilot at a party?

A. He'll tell you :P


Max, seriously, a 600m loiter? You should call it a cross country loiter:)


Comment by Max on March 15, 2011 at 9:21am

Thanks Scott, need to see some video of your beast flying! :)


Gary, sorry I missed your call :( long time to go before I need to sit that exam ;)


Paul, im hoping for Sunday, ive just finished installing the AP into the skywalker so we can have some fun with the PTZ camera ;)


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