|Sep 15, 2011, 12:20 PM|
Donatas Design: Arrow V5
As i mention in Sultimate XL thread i start my own company that will be producing hi quality indoor kits. Together with my partners from Sweden www.Autopartner.se . First kit released by Donatas Design will be Arrow Version 5, this is evolution of famous Arrow that had VPP propeller mounted inside fuselage. I decide to release plane as regular airplane with motor in front first. This V5 Arrow together with vector control system prove to be one of most advanced and elegant looking F3P-AM designs available today. With same airplane i won prestigious IITOP 2011 aeromusical competition were most of Europe top pilots participate and finish third in ETOC. Here i share pictures of first prototype.
I'm very happy with factory work, specially on printing and cutting, everything fits perfect and looks simply gorgeous. However to make it competition level kit i prepare big list of small improvements that i expect to see in mass production. I put all my knowledge and heart in this airplane to make it as good as possible for mass production. ArrowV5 is big airplane, fuselage lenght is 94cm, this definitely give great appearance in flight in big hall. Big size does not mean big weight, kits are made from good quality flat material, all printed parts weight is only 48 grams! Also it size and right proportion of control surfaces, give plane unique flying characteristics, as you can see plane can be super agile and very precise as well!
Here is original plane in action:
(Special thanks Mr. Jurgen Heilig for video)
Hopefully next week factory can send me first mass production of Arrow and first samples of Symmetric. Long waited Symmetric will have fanciest painting i ever done! I will keep you updated in this thread about arrival dates, news and prices, im pretty sure we will be able to keep lower prices than most of other manufacturers.
If you have any questions please contact with my by this email:
|Sep 15, 2011, 01:20 PM|
Thats a really smart looking version of the Arrow. its nice to see the clever re-inforcement in the delicate areas that is so often missing from other commercial products. The quality of the Crazy Sukhoi from Claes Meijer also produced in conjunction with Auto Partner was very good. i wish you success my friend.
P.S. Is there any chance we will see you at the EIM this year with your new toys?
P.P.S. I would love to be the UK stockist of your products if you were interested
|Sep 17, 2011, 09:42 AM|
im curious about the fiberglass shown in photo #6. where is it going and for what reason? hard to tell by the photo. Is the V5 going to be available for download like the SuXL and V3 ?
|Sep 17, 2011, 06:16 PM|
|Sep 19, 2011, 08:04 AM|
Hello guys, small update, looks like we will be able to fit in to 59 eur end customer price for Arrow. I think for such printing quality/right hardware and overall awesome flying/looking plane it is fair price.
Andy sorry for lag with answers, i will send long email to you soon.
For dealership so far here what's gonna happen:
www.autoparner.se will be DD dealer for Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.
www.eflight.ch will be DD dealer for Switzerland, Austria and Germany.
www.aerobertics.be will be DD dealer for Belgium, France.
www.acro3d.com (Mr. Luis Fco. Bernardos) will be DD dealer for Spain and Portugal. Since my Spanish language is almost 0, Spanish speaking customers please contact Mr. Luis by this email: email@example.com
www.rplanes.nl will be DD dealer for Netherlands
Dave Lockhart will be selling Donatas Design kits in USA.
For rest world at the moment i will be selling directly. If you have questions or want to order kit please write to : firstname.lastname@example.org
PVT you are correct about fiberglass cloth, it is very good way to reinforce weak spot, and fuselage behind wing is always problematic place.
Here are couple pictures of small modification i did for AXI2203/Race motor. Motor wires are stiff and not flexible, if you plan to have engine movement to left and right i recommend to fix engine wires to engine, and let ESC wires to bend. Castle Creation Phoenix 10 ESC wires are really flexible and i never had problem with them braking off. I hope i will finish and test fly new plane already this week.
|Sep 19, 2011, 01:26 PM|
You started a very nice project with Donatas Design. I'm happy to collaborate with you. I'm eager to receive the new Arrow V5, it looks very good.
For spanish readers, here you have the first Acro3D related news about Donatas Design:
|Oct 03, 2011, 03:49 AM|
I already start flying new Arrow, as expected plane fly great. Here are some pictures from yesterday flying, last days of very beautiful autumn. Video is coming next!
|Oct 10, 2011, 07:44 AM|
Great news kits already reach Europe, so dear modelers in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark you can already order yours on: http://www.autopartner.se/donatas-de...080-c-438.aspx
Above listed dealers will receive kits in about 5-7days. Mine will reach Lithuania this Friday, so next week i will start selling Arrow V5 kits as well. Until my new website is under construction, send your order by email: email@example.com
Another video with Arrow V5, my friend Ignas Matulevicius flying his AM in 2011 Lithuania F3P championship:
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