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SkyEye Pusher

SkyEye Pusher

Fourteen years ago, my original SkyCrawler design was published in Model Aviation. At that time, neither LiPo batteries nor brushless outrunner motors were available, and video cameras were still pretty big and bulky. As these technologies developed and affordable versions became available, I decided to update my old SkyCrawler. With a name change and a switch to a pusher propeller configuration, the SkyEye was configured to accept a video camera in the nose. For the power system, I use a brushless outrunner motor and 3-cell LiPo battery pack. I also enlarged the original design 150 percent for two reasons. First, it would be easier to see from the ground, and second, it could carry the additional weight of two cameras. Even without cameras aboard, the SkyEye is a fun plane and can take off and land easily from any grass field

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Updated: March 2, 2017 — 10:50 AM

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