5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
[HTT22-P04] Evaluation of Foam Plane under 200 grams for Aerial Photo Survey
The regulation applies to, however, 200 grams or larger aircrafts only. Those below 200g are exempt from the new regulations and you can fly them anywhere without permission except airspace near airports and above 150m ground altitude. Also the lighter equipment is the safer when it crashes. Styrofoam plane of pusher type, with a propeller facing rear, under 200 gram is almost harmless when they crash. We therefore need to evaluate the performance of under 200 gram fixed wing foam planes. Our preliminary experiment shows it can fly 5 minutes in 30km/hour at 50m ground altitude. The 2.5km flight range is long enough for small scale surveys.