Making headway on the Axon…

September 16, 2012 | My Projects, Radio Controlled Airplanes | By: Mark VandeWettering

Earlier today, I tweeted:

But I figured you guys might like some additional details. As I mentioned before, I decided to build a clone of the Axon, a nice light FPV platform designed by Ed of Experimental Airlines. It’s a neat little plane, and is in many respects very similar to the Easy Star. It has a pusher prop mounted near the middle, a 55″ wingspan, and is about 42″ long. It’s constructed out of foam board tubes for the body, bonded together with mounting tape and a little Duct Tape. The wing’s are a pair of Armin wings (see Ed’s videos for instructions on how to make them) and have a 5″ chord with 1.5″ elevators. I have ordered the motor, ESC, and batteries needed to get it into the air, as well as a 5.8ghz video link setup and camera. Most of those items are back ordered, so it might be a while before this thing gets into the air, but I think it looks good so far. You could probably build one in a single weekend without any sweat.

Stay tuned.

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