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wing to plane scale

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what should the scale of the plane to the wings be for an UAV SAR drone, type similar to Alaska bush plane?

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    RickS on Sep 09, 2017

    I’m not sure I understand your question, but it sounds like you’re asking about what should the scale of a plane similar to an Alaskan bush plane be for a UAV. It really just comes down to payload and wing area. Remember, a 1/4 scale airplane has only 1/16th the wing area of the full size. A 1/5th scale airplane has 1/25 the wing area, a 1/6th scale has 1/36th and so on. With electronics as small and lightweight as they are today, something in the 1/5th scale area should be adequate to carry a camera, and the necessary pre-programming to fly a specific route. There are lots of models on the market that can do this already, no need to reinvent the wheel.

    Take a look at a forum called RCGroups.com Lots of good info can be found there.

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