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FPV Raptor?

Carbon

Elemental Madness
#1
We were kindly sponsored an FPV Raptor for The CarbonFlite Project. I just wanted to know what people thought of it. I am going to try it out, but I think it might be a bit fast for Search and Rescue.
Opinions?

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#4
Flaps will only help with the landing and maybe takeoff (in real planes they do both but I dont know about rc) Maybe try to put on a bigger prop or swap out the motor for a low kv motor (1000kv) with a big prop. Maybe make mini airbrakes (arround 5 to 10 cm long) on the side of the fuselage or under the wings. The must not be to big or you will stall if they are to small they wont affect it.

Edit:
Also keep in mind that you are probable going to use two 2200 mah batteries or something like that. That is also going to make the plane heavier! I think that you should give it a shot. At first my bixler was very fast with the motor upgrade, now I have allot of extra glass fiber in the fuselage for stiffnes in the tail. It is not so fast anymore :)
 
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lobstermash

Propaganda machine
Mentor
#5
Usually takeoff flaps are about 40% of landing flaps in RC. The flaps are fine for slowing it down in flight without stalling. They essentially just change half the airfoil to be undercamber, which is a high drag and high lift shape. There's no reason they should be restricted to use for takeoff and landing, especially if you're trying to slow the plane down to circle a potential rescue target.
 

Carbon

Elemental Madness
#8
that's true....
So I have a question, I was going to just use a 2200mah battery but a few people have mentioned using two in parallel, is there like a little connector I can buy to do this, or am I going to have to just solder on two battery connectors?
 

saundw

Senior Member
#12
Might be inconvenient for some as it limits the length of the wires. In addition to the Raptor, it looks like a great plane that can handle some slow flight with flaps. Flaps will especially be good for slow flight- perfect for S+R. Can you talk more about what you plan to do with the plane in terms of the setup for S+R? Thanks!
 

Carbon

Elemental Madness
#13
We have Our info on our website(in my signature). We are making an FPV plane , plain and simple. Two monitors and about an 8 mile range. Right now we have to raise about $500 more.
 

Brian fred carr

Site Moderator
Mentor
#14
I have had the raptor...Not for long.....but the flaps work lovely with a little up trim programmed and it glides lovely...in to trees..lol....why it is so good for FPV is the massive space inside the cockpit for all your gear