The H-King Darkwing is a huge composite flying wing designed specifically for FPV, with it's sleek design and menacing lines, this is one fantastic looking model!
The central fuselage section and winglets are made from sturdy fiberglass, while the wing is sheeted, traditional construction balsa for durability. Despite it's size, the Darkwing is practical with both wings being plug in, this model can be field assembled in minutes and is easy to transport. Being a delta, it is of course a simple 2 servo affair, there is a massive amount of space in under the large canopy for Lipoly's and FPV equipment, the motor mount is also very substantial, obviously motor choice will depend on payload. The Darkwing has no undercarriage and will require a launch ramp, alternatively, conversion to fixed or even retracting undercarriage will be reasonably simple for the experienced modeller.
The Darkwing will undoubtedly make for a fantastic sport flying model courtesy of it's efficient and sleek aerodynamic design, but at it's heart, this is a futuristic looking FPV platform that features a high payload capability and has excellent stall & glide characteristics. The sheer size and menacing lines of the Darkwing will cause jaws to drop wherever you fly, this is one radical looking model that is perfect for the high tech world of FPV.
Features: Amazing high tech look Tough glassfiber fuselage Massive payload capability Easy and fast field assembly Plug in wings for easy transportation Low build cost
I call all my FPV aircraft "Drones". It just sounds better and if I refer to it as a FPV platform or UAV a lot of people have no idea what I'm talking about. When I say I like to build "Drones" or my hobby, they know what I am talking about!
What I try to say is that with this new law against "drones" people might see them aggressively. It's better to say I fly RC Planes FPV and maybe explain what FPV is, rather drones. They get scared of drones, not RC Planes :). Friendly, Dimitris.
Well, This "Dark wing" ARF is a bit scary looking! Alot of people ask if I could make one to stalk people. I tell them, HECK YEAH! I can build you a VTOL "DRONE" to land in an area hang out for a few hours to observe a subjects activities with out being noticed lol! But I do remind them that it's illegal.
It is "sort of" illegal. If you are not flying over private property then you are fine.(I still fly over private property) but what is stopping them from taking out there 12 gauge and taking care of the problem. I am working on a sound mufler
I am curious to know how do you launch this thing...I see videos on YT but those guys have not figured it out either. Also you use it for FPV...where is the camera mounted...and will all the electronics fit in the bay...HK needs to do a video and explain the proper FPV and sport flying use of this wing.
I wondered the same thing about where to grab it and launch. So I dug up some information on the web regarding target drones and voila, there are numerous pictures etc. about their launchers. I figure a couple of pieces of 2*4, pipe etc. and you can make a good mobile launcher.
Already bought mine and I hope his arrival. Meanwhile, I am undecided whether install an EDF 90MM or outrunner 590Kv. It has space in the rear section for EDF? Please ask them to help me decide. thanks
Dear HK guys and or owners,
Can u please explain us how is the wing fixed to the body for flying? After wings are mounted, can they be removable easily or are they glued or fixed w screws not intended to be unmounted after every flying session? Cheers!
Hello guys! Anyone build this plane up for speed? How will it handle speeds of 140 - 150 mph? My set up is going to be pushing 5000 watts and turning an 11x7 3 blade at the speed of sound. I want to know if the wings will need carbon fiber! I'm thinking I may need to cover them with carbon fiber tissue!
Got my arf today. Whats up with the canopy!!! Hobby King needs to put some framing in there. My Kits canopy was squashed flat as a pancake!!! Well Here we go again. This is definitely not going to be a smash together model. I want this to be a fast model!! But as it looks coming out of the box, i will need to rebuild almost everything. Else have it fly apart in the air. Give me a few months of work and i'll let you guys know what i find in the build. As i will be mounting retracts and pushing 5000Watts, Aprox 7000-9000 grams of thrust. I can see a few week points already. And i haven't pulled the coverings on the wings to see whats there to build up on. This plane is written up as being a FPV platform or fast pusher. As it looks coming out of the box, it needs a lot of work before it will be safe to pull any high speed G's.
My Maxi swift has a 3M90 coating and covering film bought here, with all FPV stuff and 4X 3s5000mAh (15C) it weights 3.3Kg.
I am not sure yet if the darkwing is really lighter, the truth is that it was just an estimate. It seemed to be lighter than the Maxi without batteries.
can you share what motor and any extra weight you had on board for that flight it is really nice and i bought one for fpv lae enforcement and would like some tips on weight i have some ideas on small kenbards and addon winglets to make it more stable does this sound neccesary to you for the wing set up as it flew for you? please advise thanks
Hello Danny! Anyone build this plane up for speed? How will it handle speeds of 140 - 150 mph? My set up is going to be pushing 5000 watts and turning an 11x7 3 blade at the speed of sound. I want to know if the wings will need carbon fiber! I'm thinking I may need to cover them with carbon fiber tissue!
Yes it is cool. However, when I tried flying an all black plane once, it was very hard to get orientation correctly - something about the absolute black against the sky/clouds. It was a weird flying experience.
gli alettoni sono un cm. più corti,la colorazione sul dorso dovrebbe essere bianca, la capottina manca degli incastri,il foro per i servi và realizzato nella parte superiore dell'ala, finitura verniciata discreta
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This Darkwing flies really well, it is really stable and the speed was ok. I used 4cell 5000mah with motor 950kw and a 12/6 prop. However the color black isn’t my first choice for this airplane, in a distance it gets difficult to see so I crashed mine. Good airplanes just don’t fly long way from the starting point. Now I ordered the new x8 (white)
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For the only person that I actually have seen fling this plane, It is a pain to take off the ground! if you don't have a body" to tow your plane, The expenses of making a launch ramp have to be added to this model! but may be the mos annoying thing is the the cockpit cover, It is hard to keep it from falling down out of the plane and the fact that is not clear make at least for me a very hard decision to put the money on to it! I hope that they make the proper adjustments! like the option ready, of landing gear. Because there are lots of people like me that constantly are looking for a better platform for our UAV's, and all those styrofoam planes eventually wear out! living use with almost nothing! Hey I have an X8 from sky walker! and if your don't take the time to cover it either on fiberglass or in some kind of Vinyl tape! your will have a pile of garbage on not time! so please HB keep in mind people like us!
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Thank you for your help guys. I find the CG of this great flying wings and I also instaled an electric landind gear. It's really beautiful. The CG is 42cm from the edge.