This is the prototype simple air frame design we will release soon. Purpose – to show the scratch builder that a quick build foam chassis is possible to mount the Temarai gimbal on.
A video to show that even the simplest of air frames will carry the Temarai gimbal.
This wing is made from 50mm thick EPS foam rectangles stuck together with duct tape (cloth tape) and hot melt glue. Only the leading edges have been rounded using sandpaper.
The 2 things you need for a balanced flight are:
- Adding or removing nose ballast to approximately fly flat and
- Setting the AOA (Angle of Attack) using the control surfaces (usually 6-7 degrees).
All the red plastic parts you see on this plane are available on this site. The motor mounts aren’t up yet, but will be soon.
The control surfaces are 5mm foam board available from sign writing supply shops.
Nice work Tom.
Thanks for the link Sherv.
Put the motor in and re-balanced it. Flew at around 14:00ish under power with about a 30kt NNE (15.43m/s) for backup glideability. Flew so well. Only hit about half throttle with a 4s. Had heaps of lift, so I’d say I could max out at about 1kg payload with more throttle. Now onto a flight controller before sticking the head tracker in.
Flight weight – 1414g
New COG – 280mm from the L.E.