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Old Nov 04, 2003, 10:40 PM
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The definition of a MAV is a plane whos max dimension is 6" or less

NASA was going to publish the research papers for this years anual international competition hosted at Gainesville, but I haven't heard any news. Thats loads of information on the subject that will soon be out there for the public. Most of the wining planes where smaller than the black widow while being a little less efficent. The only limits to our current tech to approaching sub 4inch planes with camera are prop development to fit within the envelope(prop counts) and provide enough thrust while not over tourquing the plane.

6" planes that carried cameras were build 2 years ago with hs50's gws equipment and u80 props for equipment, with whatever latest lithium polymers we could fine.

If it's in your budget this years competition will be held in arizona details still need to ironed out, but we should see alot of <5" planes out there with all the new super light equipment comming out for off the shelf.
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