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Old 11-05-2002, 05:33 AM
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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.

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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".
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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.

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Drones is kind of an outdated word, the military calls them UAV's. Unmanned Air Vehicle's.

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Here's a link to some info that may be what you're looking for.
Global Hawk:
Here is another site that has a metric buttload of information:

Have fun,
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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]
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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

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