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#1 patternpilot1 Dec 14, 2012 01:33 PM

My version of RAVEN
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Hi all,

Been working on a project for a customer and decided to share with you.. Needed a platform to carry a payload ( can't say & yes it is legal ) but any how we did a bunch of different designs and kept coming back to a RAVEN clone. So some plugs where made and molds and the glass work has been done. The wing has been cut out of 3/4 pound foam and sheeted with 1/32 sheeting. I will show photo's on that soon.. here are some quick pics of the fiberglass parts and boom and tail surface.

what you think ?


#2 patternpilot1 Dec 14, 2012 04:16 PM

Is there any interest in this as a kit?

Glass parts and foam wings ( unsheeted )

Or a deluxe version with sheeted wings..

Still working out some details.. Hope to fly it soon as I get caught up on other composite orders.


#3 patternpilot1 Dec 15, 2012 07:47 AM

This version has a removable nose with a slid in battery / payload tray. The camera can be mounted in the nose or out on the wing where the 2.4 ghz 1 watt TX will be.

Hope to have some wing work done today and post some more photos.

#4 patternpilot1 Dec 15, 2012 04:53 PM

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Okay.... break time :popcorn:

The wing is done for the most part some sanding and put the hard points in for the bolts and a few other little things...that will be later tonight...

But here is what she is looking like at this point ...

#5 patternpilot1 Dec 15, 2012 04:56 PM

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you will see in this next set of photos that it is a 2 piece wing.. plug in center.
tips will be glued on.

#6 patternpilot1 Dec 15, 2012 04:57 PM

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#7 patternpilot1 Dec 15, 2012 07:11 PM

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oaky..dinner done....:popcorn:

put the hard points in the wing...

1/2 inch hardwood for 1/4x20 nylon 2 inch screw..

Used 1/2 brass tubing with a slight bevel in drill press to cut hole in wing...

did a quick weight check, and i did not use my good 4# contest wood, but 14.6 oz for total wing..

#8 spastic Dec 16, 2012 08:46 PM

looks good those wings turned out great

#9 Kaspers1 Dec 17, 2012 02:35 AM

I`m interested to buy at least one of your planes.
Would be the deluxe version...
PM me when you are ready
Shipped to Norway

#10 patternpilot1 Dec 17, 2012 07:35 AM

Thank you for the comment on the wings...

Kaspers1 I will keep you up to date.

I hope to get some more building done today.

#11 patternpilot1 Dec 19, 2012 01:54 PM

well I got tossed under the bus....had to do family stuff.. anyhow did get the other hard points in the wing and did some design work for a production version of the prototype.

should be in the shop again soon..


#12 patternpilot1 Dec 20, 2012 04:15 PM

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#13 patternpilot1 Dec 26, 2012 11:59 AM

Well got the wing panels glued on to the each center section of the wing and will do a weight check next... Been working on some payload mounts specific for the project.

#14 patternpilot1 Dec 27, 2012 08:42 PM

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some more photos...

Shows the tube mount..

wing with tip glued on and weight of wing panel, they came out almost the same.

total wing weight , wing, wing tube.. I'm sure I can get this lighter with a better selection of wood.. I was out of my contest grade 1/32 wood.

I did get the mount for the payload done last night and will show that later.

Next working on the servo mount with the push rods to go down thru the boom.

cheers :popcorn:

#15 patternpilot1 Dec 31, 2012 10:02 AM

Hope to have some more work today and tonight... The payload try for this specific airframe is done. Next the stab and vertical fin...


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