Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > RC Scale Aircraft
New Military Drones >

New Military Drones

Notices
RC Scale Aircraft Discuss rc scale aircraft here (for giant scale see category above)

New Military Drones

Old 11-05-2002, 05:33 AM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Moline, IL
Posts: 3,259
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Default New Military Drones

Was curious if anyone out there has any info or 3 views or knows where to get them for the new spy drones the military is using. It would make a cool scale project and could be perfect to put a video or reg camera in the nose.

Joe
Old 11-11-2002, 12:17 AM
  #2  
My Feedback: (45)
 
Jeff Foley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 390
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default New Military Drones

Hi Joe,

I am involved in a couple of RPV projects for the Navy/Marines. One is a small electric powered, short range twin. It is a flying wing that has a camera, GPS autopilot, etc. The other is gas powered with a folding wing of about 100" that fits under the wing of "Predator"

Keep in mind that a model of either one of these, although neat, would not be eligible for any scale competition since the rules say it must be a "man carrying heavier than air subject".
Old 11-11-2002, 12:24 AM
  #3  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Moline, IL
Posts: 3,259
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Default Drones

Yes though not for competition would be a nice project and put cam corder in it to take arial shots of the field etc maybe even arial shots of other RC planes. One of the guys in our club is an electronics wiz and he has a senior telemaster with camera in it and has a 12 inch tvset he hooks up to a vcr there at the field and does some recording. it is really cool.

BTW almost got the 109 ready for a test cutting.

Joe
Old 11-11-2002, 12:58 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Elk Grove Village, IL
Posts: 391
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Model UAV

Check out the January 2003 (Lord, where did 2002 go???) issue of Model Airplane News. Page 30. If he could do it, so could you!!! Regards.
Old 11-11-2002, 02:07 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Nederland, Tx.
Posts: 1,642
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default New Military Drones

Drones is kind of an outdated word, the military calls them UAV's. Unmanned Air Vehicle's.

Vince
Old 03-03-2003, 10:38 AM
  #6  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: TN
Posts: 12
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Global Hawk

Here's a link to some info that may be what you're looking for.
Global Hawk:
http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/global_hawk.htm
Predator:
http://www.af.mil/news/factsheets/RQ...ned_Aerial.htm
Here is another site that has a metric buttload of information:
http://www.uavforum.com/library/photo.htm

Have fun,
-Mike
Old 03-03-2003, 08:14 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Rocketeer10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: A salty piece of land, CT
Posts: 410
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default New Military Drones

If you are interested in the long-winged Preditor UAV, I wrote an article on it for the March 2002 issue of MAN. I got the photos from the USAF and from the manufacturer of the Prediator. There is also a 3-view drawing I produced (CAD) on page 28. I have the file so can send you a .DWG or .DXF file if you like, just let me know. You can email me at the office at [email protected]
Cheers,
GY
Old 05-20-2003, 01:17 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Lester, AL
Posts: 103
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default New Military Drones

This is the Shadow

It is the first Army UAV to go into full rate production as all previously tested types never made it.

It has around a 12 ft wing span and weighs around 340 fully loaded

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.