In real life, the AAI RQ-7 Shadow is a battlefield UAV used by the armed forces of Australia, Italy, Sweden, the United States and others to provide a reconnaissance, surveillance and as a target acquisition platform.
Over 500 RQ-7 Shadows are in operational use throughout the world carrying electro-optic/infrared imaging sensors and having a range of over 100km and a 4 hour on-target loiter time. The specifications also required the UAV to be able to land in a sports field.
Our RQ-7 Shadow can’t offer a 4 hour duration or a 100km range, but it is certainly a fantastic FPV platform with all of the highly practical features of the full size, including the aerodynamically proven inverted V tail, twin boom layout, center mounted pusher motor, fixed tricycle undercarriage and the huge central nacelle giving a clear view for your cameras and sensors.
For the scale enthusiasts among us the kit builds into quite an accurate representation of the full size Shadow and, at 2000mm wingspan the large scale enthusiasts won’t be dissappointed either as this one is very nearly 1/2 scale!
The kit features a full set of components, laser cut from highest quality balsa and ply to make construction as fast, accurate and enjoyable as possible. A full accessory pack, leaving you with adhesives and covering material to provide in order to finish the model.
- Highly capable FPV platform
- Accurate laser cut parts
- Quality balsa and plywood construction
- Full accessory pack
- Easy to follow manual
- Large payload capacity
- Landing gear included
Flying weight: 3200~4000g
Radio: 4 channel minimum
Motor: 2820 900-1100KV brushless outrunner
Propeller: 12 x 6
4 Channel RC gear (minimum)
2 x 17g servos
2 x standard servos
5000-10000mAh 4S LiPoly battery
2820 900-1100KV brushless motor
60A ESC w/BEC
Choice of FPV equipment (optional)
#9099000065-0 – $97.89