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Old Jan 27, 2011, 08:44 PM
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FPV/UAV Endurance Airframe/Power suggestions

Well Im stepping in to the realm of FPV/UAV combo now by ordering a DOSD. I'm in the market for a long endurance airframe. I already have a twinstar (love it) but I am wanting a bit more air time (60min+). What are some recommendations for airframe and power system (motor, prop, batt)? Some of the ones on my mind are:
Ezstar - easyglider Pro - skywalker. But I have no clue as to an efficient power system. What times are you getting and what is your setup?
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Old Jan 27, 2011, 08:50 PM
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Go a flying wing with a scorpion motor - thats my recommendation
MicroDan also make great motors, very efficient.

I get 1.5hrs out of 5000mah on a flying wing.
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Old Jan 27, 2011, 09:11 PM
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If you want a LOT of flying time, go with a big glider. Something with a 2m+ wingspan. You can pick up thermals almost any time of the year and have essentially unlimited flight times.
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Old Jan 28, 2011, 07:28 AM
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+1 glider, I'd go with the eg pro to keep things small and nor attempt to reinvent the wheel
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Old Jan 28, 2011, 08:26 AM
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Yeah, a glider would be the way to go but I think a flying wing with an appropriate wing profile would work very well as well. I think trappys vario would be an invaluable help in finding thermals etc.

I've been up over 5h in a 1:1 glider (Astir Jeans), not very high performance or fast but it could fly on almost no thermal at all.
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