Thursday, May 1, 2014

Second Time in the Air (MK5)

Now that the plane is finally fully functional (and can stay in the air more then just few minutes) it's time to make some pictures again.

The plane, manually controlled, flew nice and stable, keeping stable speed and altitude:

This time, 8 minute mission for a 8 kilometer flight, with enough battery left over for a few more flights:

And this time (the interesting bits), panorama with just the landings:

And the reconstruction result was good too:


So the plane flew, lessons were learned and improvements were made.

All of the control surfaces were physically set to the appropriate neutral position, so the next launch can start with zero trim.

The speed regulator was moved to the outside for extra cooling since the motor was cut out a couple of times due to overheating.

The plane was colored in neon colors for easier viewing.

And everything was packed in a portable package, which can be put together in 5 minutes.

The final result: