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fixed wing

  1. HilldaFlyer

    Scale Build-Off – RQ-7 Shadow

    Last year before winter set in, I embarked on a project to build the RQ-7 Shadow using foam core. I thought I would share the process... The RQ-7 Shadow is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a high-wing, constant chord pusher configuration with a twin-tail boom empennage and an inverted...
  2. S

    Looking for an FPV ship - and eventually long range FPV

    I'd like to get into FPV fixed wing. I've flown LOS planes-a-plenty and FPV multicopters for a little while but I'd really like to get something FPV that can be up in the air for more than 5 minutes at a time. I've been looking into either a delta flying wing or something purpose built like the...
  3. M

    Build Suggestions For FPV Fixed Wing

    I have a bunch of parts left over from my foray into racing drones and I'm thinking I'd like to try and build a small, but agile fixed wing that I can also fly FPV with I was thinking something kinda like the Versa Wing (edit: which I am now realizing may be too large for the motors I have)...
  4. I

    FT3D goes for a Red Bull style gauntlet proximity run (air to air & onboard)

    Quick vid of me running our local park pathways in my old FT3D. We always use spotters ;)
  5. M

    Need Airplane Recommendation

    All of you electric fixed-wing veterans out there - I am in need of your wisdom. I'm looking for a plane that has the following characteristics: Very Durable Relatively Easy to Repair Very Stable Capable of Handling 15-20 mph Winds Very Well Capable of Carrying Battery/Batteries Weighing 500g...
  6. M

    Has Anyone ever tried controling a fixed wing using a Head tracker..

    Rocket man style... The trinity head tracker is very smooth and feels natural.. I wonder if it could be used to control the actual plane . I suppose this could be done through mixing in a Flight controller or even the channel mixer of a computer transmitter. Anyway just a thought I had
  7. aslansknight

    How much space do I need?

    I built an FT Flyer that I'd like to try out soon but I'm not sure how much space I'll need to have for learning to fly "for real". What are your recommendations? I'll have to do some driving regardless, but that's okay. I just want to make sure that wherever I go, there is enough space. There...
  8. T

    What is a good beginner RTF fixed wing kit?

    Was wondering what you guys think are good beginner fixed wing planes that one could grow into. I would like to be able to purchase it as a RTF kit , because I am very new at this hobby. I also don't want to spend a whole lot. Is there anything under $100 that would fit my criteria? I have been...