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Old Oct 06, 2012, 12:37 PM
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56" Foam Board FPV airplane

Here is a look at my new foam board FPV airplane. It has a 56" wing span and a 9.5" chord. That adds up to 532 sq in of wing area. The total length is 44". The Hacker A30-10L V2 motor and I'm running it on a 3300mah 4S pack using an APC 10X5 prop. It is pulling 465 watts at 35 amps. The total airplane weight with flight pack and GoPro is 4 lbs. It should have plenty of power to pull itself around pretty well.

The building techniques are from Ed with Experimental Airlines. My design is a spin off of Ed's AXON. I decided to put the motor in a tractor configuration to help quiet the airplane down a bit. The main idea was to build an airplane that could carry my GoPro and have a descent duration with sufficient power. I was also looking to build an airplane that was fairly quiet and stable.

Equipment:
Motor - Hacker A30-10L APC 10X5 prop
ESC - Jeti / Hacker Master Spin 44 ESC
Battery - Hyperion 3300mah 4S
Servos - (3) Emax 12g ES08MA Metal Gear Sub Micro Servo
Castle Creations - 10A BEC
12 volt regulator with LC filter to power the video equipment
Tiny 5V Regulator to power the 5V camera
Camera - Fat Shark 922 NTSC 5V camera
Video TX - 300mw 1280 with home made V antenna
RC link - Thomas Scherrer LRS UHF with 8 channel receiver (custom dipole antenna)

56 inch FPV wing walk around 5 Oct 2012 (24 min 50 sec)


The maiden:

Pride Plane entry and 56 inch FPV airplane maiden 8 Oct 2012 (HD) (Pride Plane contest entry) (6 min 20 sec)
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Old Mar 31, 2013, 04:16 AM
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Any more video's taken in the air from this wonderful design?

I'l make one similair out of pink foam (with hotwired wings, a bit larger wingspan though - about 2.5m).
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