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RC Photo Plane: basic design considerations
The goal: to have a controllable, slow flying RC
(radio controlled) platform carrying a digital
still camera into the air for the least possible
money.
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RC Photo Plane Reconsidered - Electric BUHOR
 After thinking about this project for quite a
while, it finally came to mind, why not just
make the plane big enough that the camera weight
is no issue? Like, say, no more than 10% of the
plane's weight? That is, build a plane that
weighs at least 10x the camera weight. And
maybe make it crash-resistant and simple to fly?
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Electric BUHOR - Wing Modifications
Began by building BUHOR's wing using a simple,
no-adhesive method.
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Electric BUHOR - Frame, Tail, Control Surfaces
Started off building the frame as described for
the original glow .40 version. The first
departure from the original was to fabricate a
motor mount for the electric motor.

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Electric BUHOR - Landing Gear & Motor
Time to install the landing gear and motor.
Landing gear is the same as the gas version.
Installing the electric motor will involve some
"speculative engineering" (a.k.a. trial and error).
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