For Air Launch or Sport Flying
White with Grey Trim Maxwell S2 Mini UAV:
Pixhawk Cube Black on Mini carrier board by Profi-CNC - Digital Airspeed sensor/M8N GPS - 60A Profi-CNC premium current sensor
Castle 10A BEC -20 Cell "Tesla" style battery - XT-60 style arming switch
Sunnysky 2216 880KV motors - 9x6 counter rotating APC props
Running Stable version of Arduplane
Retractable Camera mount Mobius Mini 1080 30fps
2 hrs flight endurance - Cruise set to 50kph
Telemetry radio Holybro V3 500mw 433mhz - ranges observed:
up to 4km command and up to 10km receive data (results may vary)
1.3ghz Video 10km receive clear video, probably can go much further.
RC Control system: 1.5-2km (only used to command auto-takeoff and for stabilized landing
This aircraft also has several flight hours on it and has been used for testing, but is still in very good condition. Comes with Airframe, Charger, Control radio, Telemetry module w/ long range antenna, Long Range Video RX Box Ground Module with components from Matek and Video Aerial Systems, and Video converter for Injection of Video via USB to Laptop running Mission Planner. Does not include Laptop. You must Supply Laptop, Download Mission Planner, and be proficient in using both the Arduplane software, and in flying model aircraft. You may need an Amateur Radio License to operate the 433mhz Telemetry system. (Not for use of Military, or in GPS denied environment). Does not ship outside of the U.S. This is a DEV USED model aircraft.
Price: $4150 USD Please Email for price and invoicing. firstname.lastname@example.org
This web ad will be taken down as soon as this particular aircraft is sold, so if it is up, it is still available. No reservations will be taken. First person to request an invoice, and pay in full for the aircraft, as well as custom shipping box (100USD) and shipping to their location gets it.
Maxwell S-2 Specs:
Gross weight: approx 3kg
Endurance: 2 hrs
Cruise Speed: 50-65 kph IAS
Autonomy level: Auto takeoff and flight- Stabilize mode for landing - (requires PC or MAC laptop or mobile device running Mission Planner, QGround Control, or similar Mavlink interface free downloadable software)
Live Video system integrated into Mission Planner. Comes with Long Range Video System interface to overlay live video onto MP H.U.D.
Payload sensor: Mini retractable camera fixed mount specifically designed for search missions. (1080P resolution 30fps, external powered from aircraft main battery)
Lithium Ion battery provides long endurance and superior cruise performance for long missions, considering the low cost and compact size of this miniature workhorse.
Composite wings/tail and EPO foam fuselage are reinforced extensively with carbon fiber.
Twin counter-rotating props mean smooth handling and better efficiency in cruise flight!
Live video to laptop and long range telemetry included!
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Gemini V-2 UAV
Maxwell S-2 Mini U.A.V.
Autonomous / RTF
( Plans still available due to popular request )
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Gemini V-2 Perfect for Ag Mapping!
Complete Build Video Series:
Laser Cut Kit Available!
Hybrid Electric/Rocket Plane
Gemini V-2 Specs:
Wing: 3.2 M Span / Aspect Ratio: 10.77 / 1 Airfoil: GOE 398 / 14% thick
Area: 96,000 cm. square OR 1488 square inches
Airframe weight with radio gear and fpv: 10.8 LBS 4.9KG (no battery)
Weight with 36 cell "Tesla" battery:14.8LBS/6.7 KG (2.7KG left for payload)
Weight with 60 cell "Tesla" battery:17.4LBS/7.9 KG (1.5KG left for payload)
Gross Weight: 20.75 LBS / 9.4 KG (Max recommended weight) Improved wingtips increase gross weight by .5kg.
Wing loading: 23-32 OZ. -SQ. FT - 71-98 SQ. D.M.
Endurance: 4+ HRS (With "Tesla" Style Lithium Ion battery pack)
Distance: 160 KM (Linear with 60 cell "Tesla" battery and no payload)
Cruise speed: 40-50 kph
Stall speed at max gross weight: 22 mph / 35.4 kph
Ceiling: 13,500ft+ / 4,008 meters+ (demonstrated, actual potential higher)
Best Loiter Speed: 42kph Best Cruise: 45 kph
Battery: "Tesla" style, lithium Ion pack 64 Ah (for best performance)
Amp draw at 42kph: 13.5 -17AMPS@12v (depending on weight)
Motors: Option 1: 2X E-Flite "Power 15" 950kv out-runner electric motors
Option 2: 2X DJI 4216 330kv on 6S and 17 x 10 APC props
Props: 13 X 8P and 13 X 8E APC Thin electric 2 bladed props ( counter rotating inwards at the top)
Esc's: Castle Creations - Phoenix Edge 50 AMP X2
Servos: Hitec HS 225MG X5
Wheels: 3"Nose wheel / 3.25" Main wheels (up to 4 inch wheels are practical)
4 SWAPPABLE PAYLOAD OPTIONS:
1 Large payload bay, (fits 2 compact DSLR cameras/ access top and bottom)
1 Small payload bay, (for object drop or observer cam/ bottom access).
Both payload bays have an unobstructed downward view of the ground, for mapping missions.
2 Hard points on the wings
~Modular 6 piece Design - Fits in the trunk of a small car, and assembles in about 10 minutes.
~ Easier to fly than most trainers.
~Low Pilot / Autopilot workload, Due to stable flight dynamics.
~Easy to build and repair with common hobby materials. (Low Cost)
~ Robust design, Ideal for commercial applications.
~Overall layout is ideal for keeping sensitive receivers far away from noise producing video transmitters, or telemetry modules.
How to Start Building Your Very Own Gemini Version 2 : As easy as 123...
1: Order the Gemini Version 2 PLANS PACKAGE below. (arrives within 24 hrs) Have the PDF plans printed at your local office supply store at 100% size. (Plans for the Scratch build version, and kit version are included in the package, depending which you choose to build. Also parts-placement diagrams, Tips for setup/flying, and step-by-step build instructions).
2: Send an EMAIL to Wayne for Pricing and Availability of his high quality laser Cut Kits: email@example.com
3: Source the remaining hardware online, or from your local Hobby Store.
The Video below will help you with the build. In the description of the video, you will find links to most parts that you will need to complete your model.
If you have questions during the build, in addition to what is covered in the build video, feel free to send an email direct. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Gemini Prototype Specs:
Wing: Span 3.5 Meters NACA 4412, 12%
Distance: 120km+ (LINEAR)
Speed: 40 - 70kph
Empty weight: 6 LBS
Gross weight: 18LBS
Motors: 2X E-Flite power 15 brushless out runners
Props: 13 X 8 or 13 X 6 (counter rotating inwards at top)
Servos: 4X HS:225MG (also, 4X 260 Deg. digital servos for air brakes/split flaps)
Construction: Balsa, spruce, Basswood, and carbon fiber. (for advanced builders only)
The Prototype design is optimized for cruise flight, with
a thinner airfoil than the V-2, and although it recovers very quickly from a stall, and is difficult to stall, it does not have the soft stall characteristics that the V-2 airfoil provides.
It is also designed uncompromisingly for the ultimate in spiral stability, as well as stability in all3 axis' independently.
Spiral stability means, that when trimmed, it will not diverge on it's flight path trajectory over the ground, and if an outside force such as wind shear, (turbulence) acts on it, it will self correct it's heading to the original heading before the upset. This is a huge advantage when flying for many hours, as you can let the plane fly itself on a heading, not touching the controls for up to 15 minutes at a time. with only a few degrees of divergence from the original course. It's almost like having an autopilot on board. Cruise flight is where the Prototype really shines.
The V-2 is built on the same principles of spiral stability, however, it has been compromised slightly for practicality, in this particular characteristic.
The Split flaps allow the prototype to descend at very steep angles without gaining excessive airspeed, a handy feature for returning to earth after a high altitude flight.
Build time for the prototype is quite high, so it is not recommended for commercial applications. For that, the V-2 is a much more practical aircraft, and build time is a fraction of the prototype.
Many people still purchase the Prototype plans, with a view to combing the features of the prototype with their V-2 build, and using them for other aircraft. Still others build it as-is, just because it looks so cool!
THIS IS AN ADVANCED AIRCRAFT, AND NOT INTENDED FOR BEGINNERS!
(We recommend the Gemini Version 2 for most builders, however, due to popular demand, the prototype plans are still available).
4+ Hr. Endurance! Easy to build!
Multiple Payload Options!
Versatile and Robust!
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For Air launch underneath a
a platform for experimentation with Space Access technologies!
Can also be flown as an electric or rocket powered park flyer, without Gemini V-2!
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Future Star Specs:
Wing: 800mm span
Canard: 550mm span
Overall Length: 800mm
Thrust to weight ratio: 1.5 / 1
Endurance: 15-25 min.
Motors: 2 x E-flite Park 370 1360kv brushless
ESC's: 2X 25 amp brushless
Props: 1 8X6E and 1 8X6P APC thin electric (counter rotating inwards at top)
Servos: 4 x E-Max ES3103E (2 for elevons, 1 for release mechanism, 1 for Rocket motor igniter).
Rocket motors: 1 to 5 Estes C6-3 cartridges
Future Star is built from :
1-16" balsa sheet,
1/4" inch balsa sheet,
1/8" lite ply
3/8 x 3/8 balsa stock (rectangular, and triangular)
1 strip of 500mm X 7mm X 1.2mm carbon fiber
1 cross-weave carbon tube 18mm x 20mm x 75mm (optional - for rocket motor)
(bracing for the inboard vertical tail/motor nacelles)
Future Star requires a computer radio with elevon mixing, end point adjustments, expo settings, and 3-5 channels.
Future Star is a Tandem-Wing / Lifting Body aircraft, with very unique characteristics. It is inherently stable, and can recover from any attitude by itself in about 2-3 seconds, without need for a flight stabilization system.
It can fly Hands-off, and is easy to keep in the air, requiring very little effort from the pilot.
It can simply be steered around the sky with the Aileron control, like an RC car.
It will resist excessive bank and pitch angles. If you ask it to, it will execute rolls, and other aerobatic maneuvers. When you want to stop, all you have to do is let go of the controls, set the throttle to about 50%, and the aircraft will recover on it's own to straight and level flight.
Unlike other rocket powered planes, Future Star
has electric propulsion. After experimentation with a new rocket motor, it can continue it's flight, and land in a safe manner. It can execute a Go-Around, instead of committing to a high speed landing with a high rate of descent. (normal for other experimental lifting bodies, and rocket planes). It's a stable, yet high performance platform for Rocket powered flight!
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Pricing in USD:
Fuselage kit $190
Wing Short Kit $150
Tail Feathers Kit $105
Wing Option Kit (for less dihedral) $30
Air Brake Kit $50
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ARDUPLANE SETUP AND TUNING GUIDE FOR CONVENTIONAL FIXED WING AIRCRAFT PDF $15 USD via email
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