Monday, April 6, 2009

Raptor GS 3D - A MICRO 3D Plane

WOW - A truly 3D Micro Plane!

Now we can CRASH in smaller spaces! :-)

Seriously now...

I don't ussually post on planes I haven't flown - but, the RaptorGS 3D looks like its going to be a groundbreaking plane... and, its designed by wonder kid pilot and ETOC competitor, Ryan Archer!

This video below showcases it pretty well, but CLICK HERE for a forum thread on this plane on where there are many more video's & lots of pics!

What follows is the information at's website on the Raptor GS - here is how THEY DESCRIBE IT:

"This is the new Raptor GS 3d micro aerobatic plane. Its a durable micro plane that is fun for hover practice in your house, aerobatics in a gym, backyard, or your garage! The airframe is designed by ETOC pilot and Tuscon Shootout winner, Ryan Archer. This plane only weighs 1 ounce! The receiver ready kit comes with cut and painted foam, instructions, carbon fiber, lipo battery, brushless motor, ESC, and 3 Falcon servos. It is compatible with most 2 or 3 gram receivers, such as Spektrum Ar6300. If you want to use the Spektrum receiver, we recommend the 2s version of the plane for best performance. Now comes in Blue!"

Auw: 28g
Empty weight (no battery) 25g
Wingspan: 16.5"
4 channel, rudder, elevator, ailerons
servos: Falcon 1.6g (1.7g with connector)
(also a BA 2.5 can be used on ailerons, stripped down)
Airframe: 2 mm EPP foam, silkscreen printed 6.8g
ESC: XP-7a lightened to 2g
Motor: AP03 3.17g outrunner including mount 45g of thrust
Prop: 4025
Battery: 140mah 1 cell lipo 20c
2s Version:
Comes with 2s lipo and C05 motor
Weighs approximately 6 grams more
More power, but not as floaty or slow, works with spektrum Ar6300 no mods"

Raptor GS Ef Expo, uncut! from Josh MetroidRC on Vimeo.

Next To Some Other Popular MICRO Planes For Comparison