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Old Jan 14, 2014, 09:34 AM
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Ranger Ex UAV Platform

Discovered this on DIY Drones. Looks like a new contender for the Skywalker segment, but possibly a little more FPV centric?

Apparently from the maker of the FPV Raptor:

http://www.volantexrc.com/products/glider

Paraphrased from DIY drones blog:

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Now the "hobbyworld" of drones got working advanced autopilots and platforms in all kinds of designs to fit all kinds of drone jobs.


The new kid (Ranger ex platform) will soon be ready for buying.


The platform is a 2M wingspan with a LARGE fuselage.


Wings: Strong Epo foamFuselage: molded PVC (like FPVraptor)


Will carry 10000 mAh 4S lipo and still have room for everything.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 01:51 PM
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FPV Ranger - New Long Range FPV Plane by Lanyu (8 min 1 sec)
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Old Jan 15, 2014, 09:14 AM
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fpv ranger

Any ideas how long till release ? I like the LG
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 04:55 PM
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hhmm, looks like a nice platform

Anyone heard about release date yet?

I see Ali has done a few reviews on early versions and an unboxing, so maybe its not too far away?
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 08:03 PM
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A small production batch is due in Feb, and I am hoping I will get one of the first production models for review.
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 08:29 AM
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How to assemble FPV Ranger EX Long Range FPV Plane (7 min 34 sec)
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 08:39 AM
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Long Range FPV Plane FPV Ranger EX Unboxing Review (7 min 58 sec)




Looking at the unboxing, someone really put a lot of thought into this bird. I love the attention to detail, such as inlets for airflow with a nice exhaust to equalize pressure. Wing fences, Flat mounts underneath for a gimbal and on top for a camera. Lots of room, flat plate on empennage for video Tx, etc, etc. Now this is the kind of direction we need to be going for fpv! A whole plane designed for one purpose.
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 04:35 PM
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Hopefully it wont be too expensive. Ali said its in production now. Still not on factory website though.

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Looking at the unboxing, someone really put a lot of thought into this bird. I love the attention to detail, such as inlets for airflow with a nice exhaust to equalize pressure. Wing fences, Flat mounts underneath for a gimbal and on top for a camera. Lots of room, flat plate on empennage for video Tx, etc, etc. Now this is the kind of direction we need to be going for fpv! A whole plane designed for one purpose.
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 08:41 AM
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us supplier

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Looking at the unboxing, someone really put a lot of thought into this bird. I love the attention to detail, such as inlets for airflow with a nice exhaust to equalize pressure. Wing fences, Flat mounts underneath for a gimbal and on top for a camera. Lots of room, flat plate on empennage for video Tx, etc, etc. Now this is the kind of direction we need to be going for fpv! A whole plane designed for one purpose.
Will the ranger be available state side ? I will buy one if there is a US supplier
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 11:15 AM
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I doubt it, but....ie....the Raptor is made by the same company.
It was sold in some USA stores (unknown, little known web hobby sites).
These stores have little to no knowledge of our intentions (FPV).
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 11:57 AM
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Wasn't the FPV Raptor sold by Hobby King? I'm sure that's where I got my one from
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 12:01 PM
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The Raptor was everywhere on eBay
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 12:18 PM
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didn't much like the raptor
But the Ranger looks good
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Old Jan 24, 2014, 09:06 AM
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Volantexrc's website is updated with new info on the Ranger. Looks really promising.

Here are some of the pics:
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Old Jan 25, 2014, 08:46 AM
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Nice bird, how much does it cost?
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