Here is the latest addition to our Namibian stable
- SurVoyeur mk-II.
2.7m wing span, Tapered Clark Z
Fitted with IR gimballed camera ( FLIR TAU-2 in own gimbal, around 700grams)
4 Cell Lipo, 10,000m mAH, 500KV motor, 15X12 prop
approx 70minutes flight time at 5kg @ 18m/s airspeed, 92minutes @ 14m/s.
Fully Auto-launch / Auto land, fitted with Nampilot Autopilot
Fully Composite, Carbon Spread Tow wings, with flaps and ailerons.
landing touchdown airspeed 8m/s @ 10deg angle of attack.
You May Remember the mk-I plane--
Similar to mk-II, but 1.8m wingspan, straight wings, no flaps. See my old blog on the SurVoyeur A/C...
Mk-II wings were made from molds, made from accurate wing plugs. Fuselage is also made from molds.Flies like a dream!
Currently in use by the Namibian Ministry in Night missions in an anti-poaching role in the national parks.