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This powerful creature belongs to the air. Don’t misjudge its abilities and performance by its size but rather by its sleek appearance and its mind boggling speed. This deadly winged predator can take on any mission you can throw at it.
The Manticore is a flying wing designed with only two things in mind: portability and performance. With a wingspan of 770mm (+-30 inch) it fits easily on your backpack to be taken anywhere with you. The height is almost negligible, less than 40mm (1.5 inch) depends on the shape of the winglets. Its all up weight (AUW) is +-400g witch makes it suitable for even smaller airfields.
To guaranty performance, 3s 1500mAh quadcopter LiPo batteries are used and are mounted on the bottom of the plane. This makes the fuselage thin and sleek looking and allows you to easily change batteries. The battery is pared up with an 2306 quadcopter motor with a 5 inch 3 blade propeller. Using this power train the Manticore can reach great speeds (top speed of 120km/u) and long flight times for little money.
The wing is quite stable without a flight controller and completely locked in with Inav installed. The print features mounting holes for all the common sizes of flight controllers. And with a bit of persistence, you can fit all your components inside the fuselage and even have room to spare for a GPS module.
-The manticore is a light and small plane and is NOT designed to carry any form of HD camera (not saying it won't).
-I am NOT an expert by any means. I just like to design, build, fly and share my aircraft.
you're free to choose whatever you want
Feel free to edit the lid to fit the needs of your components (antenna, leds ...). Be aware of the battery strap and adequate air ventilation.
The wings are cut from EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam using a hot wire pivot cutter an covered with fiber glass cloth and a water based lack. Two 9 gram servos are the only electronics embedded in the wing.
to make the holes for the spar I suggest heating up a piece of metal with a diameter of 6 mm and melting a hole in the wing. This is the most difficult part of the build as it can ruin your wing cores.
feel free to try different wings on the fuselage. for a bigger battery less sweep is recommended.
The fuselage is completely 3d printed in three parts: lid_big, right_big, left_big. the fuse is spited in two pieces to make the printing process support free. The holes in the lid depend on the components used so feel free to edit the part and upload a remix.
the fuse itself is printed in two pieces for ease of printing. This means that you have to glue them together.
I recommend inserting the spars while gluing to make sure they are properly aligned. Apply glue on all the edges that are touching. For maximum contact area the bottom is wavy.
Sand the parts before gluing if necessary.
Maiden flight DVR, this flight was done in windy conditions without tuning. The Amps are not yet calibrated.