Welcome at my build-log!

Here I will share my progress on building the UAV-3000 airplane and all the challenges that will be encountered.

So UAV-3000 you say? Yep, it’s a huge model airplane with a wingspan of 3meters. The fuselage is sold as is, it doesn’t come with any electronics whatsoever. The model is inspired on the MQ-9 ‘reaper’ produced by General Atomics. This UAV is still in service by the United States Air Force.

Some specs according to the manufacturers website:

• Glassfiber/Ply Fuselage
• Fully Sheeted balsa/ply 2pc Plug In Wing
• Plug In V-Tail
• Huge Payload Capability
• Large Front and Mid-Mounted Access Hatches
• Heavy Duty Under-Carriage with Steerable Nosewheel
• Adjustable Motor Mount
• Large Air Intake & Cooling Duct for ESC/Motor Cooling
• Aerodynamically Efficient Airframe
• Flaps for Excellent Low Speed Handing
• Fast and Easy Build

Wingspan: 3000mm
Weight: 5200g~5400g
Wing Area: 48dm2
Wing Loading: 108~112g/dm2
5 Channel

Your own 6 Channel TX/RX
4 x 12g~16g MG High Torque Servo’s, 3 x Standard Servo’s
50mm Brushless Outrunner
80A~90A ESC
13″~15″ Prop
5s~6s Lipoly Battery
FPV Equipment/Camera
80~82mm Spinner