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Sep 17, 2014, 12:56 PM
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3d printed flying wing drone


http://www.wired.com/2014/09/militar...nted-anywhere/
Sep 17, 2014, 01:16 PM
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http://www.gizmag.com/3d-printed-uav-airframe/31473/
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Sep 17, 2014, 01:31 PM
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looks like they tried to re invent the wheel to me.
Sep 17, 2014, 02:02 PM
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3d printing more than one of anything dosent make sense....
Sep 17, 2014, 05:25 PM
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Beat them to it!
Sep 17, 2014, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by debogus
3d printing more than one of anything dosent make sense....
With that sorry hand launching, I can see a need for it though.
Sep 17, 2014, 05:31 PM
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Yup, the Zagi throw really works.
Sep 18, 2014, 02:09 PM
It's ok to be white.
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Send them by, I'll tech them how....

My next step is getting rid of the wing tips and we already have it figured. It will also add to the efficiency in flight.

Next is morphing wing flight controls.

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Sep 18, 2014, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by RCWorks
Send them by, I'll tech them how....

My next step is getting rid of the wing tips and we already have it figured. It will also add to the efficiency in flight.

Next is morphing wing flight controls.

http://youtu.be/Len2wU_tbMY
Man, that's tearing it up! Nice flying, BTW. Morphing as in warping, ala Wright Flyer?
Sep 18, 2014, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by n00b-E
With that sorry hand launching, I can see a need for it though.
With proper materials and construction tech the launch wouldnt be as critical.....and certainly be more tolerant when thrown into the ground
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Sep 18, 2014, 02:24 PM
It's ok to be white.
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Originally Posted by dll932
Man, that's tearing it up! Nice flying, BTW. Morphing as in warping, ala Wright Flyer?
Not quite, I am not looking to bend the whole wing.

I am looking to make a mechanism inside to raise the top curve of the wing to increase lift because there are no FLAPS on a flying wing.

Yaw control is like a B2.

I am looking to clean up the airflow at the elevons by not having gaps between the elevons and the wing. In the end I may have an odd carbon wing with some flexible/elastic panels.
Sep 18, 2014, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by RCWorks
Not quite, I am not looking to bend the whole wing.

I am looking to make a mechanism inside to raise the top curve of the wing to increase lift because there are no FLAPS on a flying wing.

Yaw control is like a B2.

I am looking to clean up the airflow at the elevons by not having gaps between the elevons and the wing. In the end I may have an odd carbon wing with some flexible/elastic panels.
If it works well maybe you can sell it to DARPA. Seriously, you may want to look into patenting.