The new Storm Frame is designed according to Solar-Storm's flight conditions and for a long endurance flight. Unfortunately the EMAV09 Outdoor Endurance Mission has simulated by the number of laps that is completed between 2 poles 500m apart from each other, so the design is converted to a long range MAV by optimizing battery weight to total weight ratio and flight speed while staying at the optimum L/D point of the airframe. Finally Fire-Storm has born.
- Span: 500 mm
- Weight: 400 g (will be ~490g in a few days)
Fire-Storm has not been tested for its designed total weight yet. However the light version (2x1320mAh LiPo batteries) is already capable of :
- Endurance: 100 minutes
- Range: 96 km
Note: These numbers are taken from the actual flight tests in August in Toulouse. (with an 8m/s average wind)