After careful consideration, I’ve decided to invest in a Bormatec Vamp as a flying UAV-Testbed. It’s got a 1.8m wingspan, and an all-up maximum weight of 2.5kg; plenty of room for around a kilogram of payload. After doing a little math, it’d cost me about 3x as much as this to purchase the equipment to manufacture an airframe to the standards that I’d like.
At a cost of about £130 delivered to the UK from it’s German manufacturers, it’ll arrive as a kit of parts; assembly will be documented herein.
More pictures and information as soon as it arrives!
For more information on the Vamp, please refer to it’s manufacturer website, listed below- also the source of the included image.