This week I conducted the Raptor 140's flight testing. I put it through the paces by testing it's general maneuverability (pitch and roll), high maneuverability (rolls, loops, climbs), its speed performance (cruise, max, stall) and it's technology performance (video, telemetry, GPS, compass, autonomous flight, etc).
It passed all its testing without error, and earns it's position as the most capable airplane I've ever flown. It is just a dream to fly, will not tip stall, goes where you aim it, climbs as fast as you can handle, flys for over 40 minutes at 75kph (44mph), can complete missions given it via APM effortlessly, I can go on and on...
Next week I'll be completing efficiency testing, finding out what it's limits are for true flight range, all in preparation for a long range cross country (take off and land at different locations) flight later this month.
Also, I've been asked by dozens of people if I'd make a 140 for them, so I will! Starting in November I'll start selling Raptor 140 kits on my website: MyGeekShow.com. I plan on shipping worldwide and will have kits available starting at $89.99.
See you next week!
Raptor 140 Stats:
Flight Time: 40min
Max Range: 50km
Stall Speed: 25kph
Cruise Speed: 75kph
Max Speed: 127kph
Radio Range: 1.5km
The equipment on it:
Autopilot: APM2.6 https://store.3drobotics.com/products/apm-2-6-kit-1
FPV/Onboard Camera: http://www.foxtechfpv.com/horyzonhd-full-hd-1080p-fpv-camera-v3-p-8...
Radio Tx: ParkeFlyer Turnigy 9x Tx: http://parkeflyer.com/
Reciever: 6ch FlySky http://www.hobbypartz.com/79p-r6b-receiver.html
Telemtry: 915mhz 100mW 3DR http://store.3drobotics.com/products/3dr-radio-telemetry-kit-915-mhz
Battery: 4.4Ah 30C Sky Lipo: http://www.hobbypartz.com/77p-sl4400-3s1p-30c-3333.html
ESC: 60A Brushless http://www.hobbypartz.com/proton60aair.html
Motor: 3542 1450kv brushless http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=38700
Prop: 10x6 Carbon Fiber Folding http://www.hobby-lobby.com/10x6_carbon_fiber_cam_blade_797_prd1.htm
Servos: 11g digital http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=42620
UBEC (for FPV camera): 3A http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=4319
Raptor Details: http://www.mygeekshow.com/theairplanes/Raptor.html
USA Trip Details: http://www.mygeekshow.com/usatrip/
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