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Deep Reaper flying wing

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:50 am
by JohanMoelich
This morning I was looking forward to reading new posts on the forum, but sadly there were none. So I decided to do something about it! :D

This is my FPV flying wing. The Deep Reaper is the larger version of the Grim Reaper by Crash Test Hobby. The Grim Reaper was designed as a combat wing, and is built to last through the most abusive combat flying possible. Have a look at this Crash Test Hobby combat and limbo video:


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People started using the Grim Reaper for FPV, so CTH designed the Deep Reaper for longer duration flights with better carrying capacity.
Here's some photos of my DR:

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Crash Test Hobby website:
http://crashtesthobby.com/

Re: Deep Reaper flying wing

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:57 am
by GarethRens
Amazing how better it looks once painted ;)

P.S. Collecting an XMC X650 Hexa with a WKM today and will post the build pics :D

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Re: Deep Reaper flying wing

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:00 am
by JohanMoelich
Some screenshots from previous flight videos:

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This was below 400m AGL in case anyone is wondering... :angel:

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My first night flight at Strand beach. The dark patch on the right is the ocean. The FPV cam had better low light vision than the HD cam, and I could clearly see the waves from up there. Sadly I didn't get a recording from the FPV cam feed. That means another night flight will have to be done soon!

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Re: Deep Reaper flying wing

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:02 am
by JohanMoelich
GarethRens wrote:Amazing how better it looks once painted ;)

P.S. Collecting an XMC X650 Hexa with a WKM today and will post the build pics :D

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In the first photos, it was covered in clear lamination which comes with the kit. I didn't like it, so I covered it in cast vinyl. Much better!

Re: Deep Reaper flying wing

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:58 am
by DanZ
This is one awesome machine! And it will feature in my first edited FPV video :P Johan does some nice fly by's. My brain is constantly thinking of the next multirotor build... now alas... so are flying wings. This hobby really takes a toll on ones wallet :P

Re: Deep Reaper flying wing

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:19 am
by hennisdk
DanZ wrote:This is one awesome machine! And it will feature in my first edited FPV video :P Johan does some nice fly by's. My brain is constantly thinking of the next multirotor build... now alas... so are flying wings. This hobby really takes a toll on ones wallet :P


What wallet, had to sell my wallet :woot: :hmmm:

Re: Deep Reaper flying wing

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:16 pm
by DanZ
Hi Johan

Not that you need it as I have seen you fly, but have you ever thought of putting a stabilizing flight control on your wing? Do you think it will make much difference or is just setting up your radio and mixes properly going to be just as good?

Re: Deep Reaper flying wing

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:26 pm
by JohanMoelich
It will definitely come in handy, and I've already bought an FY30 stabiliser exactly for this. I should have it fitted and ready for testing this weekend. The FY30 stabilisation can be switched on or off in flight through a spare channel, and can also take over and keep the plane flying straight and level if it detects a lack of signal to the servos.
It would have helped me when my OSD rebooted last weekend, to keep the plane flying level until the OSD completed it's 6 seconds of terror (also known as reboot :D )

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index. ... cts_id=539

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Re: Deep Reaper flying wing

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:29 pm
by JohanMoelich
Another good use for the FY30 is for windy conditions. It keeps you flying straight and level in windy conditions.
It can also be used as a controller for multicopters, with the correct firmware.

Re: Deep Reaper flying wing

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:42 pm
by GarethRens
This thread and ESPECIALLY the top video has inspired me to buy a foamy and learn to fly fixed wing! :woot: