72 minute FPV Flight Jan-2-2012
Originally Posted by smileyz
Me and Scott got a 1 hour and 12 min flight with Lee's new Reaper XL... Ground Station recording to follow later today when I get back home from flying... Should have a bunch of fun Air to Air GoPro video as well...
They did 2 flights one with GoPro got 53 minutes without the GoPro did 72 minutes with identical set ups and 2X 5300 3S lipos with speeds from 25 to 40 for efficiency but with top speed capability of over 80 MPH. This shows that my complaint that the GoPro is not aerodynamic is for real when performance of a big plane like this improves 35% when the camera is taken off the plane.
Scott and Mike were flying with the plane that is now available on the homepage of our website. Scott who has had other FPV wings can tell you how this wing compares in stability and flyability
. We are real pleased.
For those of you testing the two airfoils these flights were done on the flatter bottom of the two airfoil designs and is the plane we have listed on the website.
This video is not of the flight but of the activity on the ground. Scott and Mike have a lot of video to edit and post. Sorry about the video quality. I shot it with a regular cheap digital camera.