|Episode 38 - Announcing the Nova
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This week I'd like to announce the Nova - a scratch built RC airplane with a specific focus on carrying FPV and AP gear. This episode (while a little boring) details the design specifications and functions of the various sections of the airplane. A few key qualities/improvements over the GeekStar:
-Large interior (2.25in x 4.5in x 14in = 141 cubic inches, over 6 times larger than my GeekStar)
-Larger Tail Section (increased control for larger payload)
-Longer Tail Section (increase control authority over payload)
-Larger Control Surfaces
-Taller fuselage to supper a 8x4 prop
-Reduced angle of incidence (to 3 degrees) of both motor and wing
-Top mounted wing (allow for various wing types/sizes)
-Large area directly under CG point for heavy gear
-Canopy covered with clear plastic to allow a good view for FPV gear while not reducing aerodynamics
-Tons of other small improvements in the build process for a stronger, lighter, higher quality build.
Wing Area: 3.33 square feet
Wing Loading: 7.8 oz per sq ft
Will be building over the next 1 - 2 weeks...
I'll be posting these plans on MyGeekShow.com in a few weeks after it's maiden flight (I want to make sure I've got the CG point properly located, etc.).
What do you think? Anything I'm missing?
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