Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The New and Improved Tuffwing UAV Mapper.

By Stephanie Pelczar

The Tuffwing shop has been hard at work making improvements to its UAV Mapper, from a cleaner wing to a complete body shape adjustment- all allowing for longer flight times by reducing drag and power consumption. Thank you to all of our customers for your feedback and input. 

The new camera mount includes a Velcro strap that is anchored to the
body of the airplane, securing cameras more effectively and preventing damage if a hard landing should occur.

The new center-mounted Mars parachute location balances the weight of the airplane for a targeted nose landing (the thickest foam area) which absorbs impact the best while minimizing damage.

If deployed low, the parachute will now act as a precise "braking" system and immediately lands in place. This allows for a more accurate and quick landing. See video.

The foam width on the trailing edge of the body has been reduced slightly, and the motor has been moved back further away from the trailing edge into cleaner air. This results in less power consumption and less disturbance at the propeller while providing quieter and longer flights. The motor mount is now 3D printed.

A mounted tow hook on the underside of the body is now standard on all UAV Mappers, allowing for a choice in launching methods.

The GPS/compass and RC receivers are now mounted inside the wing and are covered in coroplast, providing a cleaner wing with improved aerodynamics and less drag.

All UAV Mappers now come with a Taranis long range receiver RC that provides at least 3 km RC signal range.

The previous UAV Mapper wings are compatible with the new body, as is the Pixhawk, motor, etc.

The new bodies will be ready to ship by mid-May 2018. 

Check Tuffwing’s Facebook page for further updates, join our group Tuffwing UAV Mapper Enthusiasts on Facebook, and subscribe to our email list.

For more information:
email sales@tuffwing.com
call +1 (830) 446-1500
visit tuffwing.com



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