We have seen many modelers take our Telemaster RC aircraft and customize it so it can be used as an instrumentation platform. Some have already turned it into a twin engine aircraft. Seeing how the Telemaster has been used has inspired us to take a hard look at the best characteristics of the Telemaster and actively pursue creating a Twin Engine Telemaster that has been specifically designed for use as an instrumentation platform.
The Characteristics of the Twin Telemaster
Absolutely every design decision made with our new Twin Telemaster has taken into consideration how the instrumentation will mount, how it will affect the weight and flight of the aircraft, and how we can provide unobstructed views of all cameras on board. We took advantage of the lifting tail and improved the landing and flight characteristics by using a retractable tricycle landing gear configuration.
- Mostly Open Fuselage
- Downward Looking Camera
- Forward Looking Instruments
- Retractable Tricycle Landing Gear
Testing, Testing, and More Testing
With the design taken care of, it was time to start the testing process. We built, tested, flew, and celebrated. We scratched our heads, redesigned, built again, tested, flight testing next, We will try not to crash. We learn from our tests, built again while documenting our assembly process, and will make the decision when it is time to have others try to build this plane. We will get our “Alpha-Builders” early production kits, along with an instruction set, and wait for the feedback. A couple final tweaks and modifications later, we will be done and getting ready to share this plane to pilots like you!
The End Result
The Twin Telemaster is a heavy-lifting aircraft that is not only stable and predictable flyer, but also really good-looking. There are so many design details to talk about that we are going to have to break it up over a series of blog posts. Next time we will discuss the engine and batteries chosen for our Twin Telemaster. So when can you get your Twin Telemaster? This RC aircraft is in the final stages of development for production and will be available to you very soon.