David Woods tucks a first in the Orion's belt as he flies two aircraft at the same time and comes close to wrecking them both! Well not quite what you may imagine since he 'parks' his DJI Mavic Pro quadcopter ready to film his Orion electric glider. He nearly did hit it once, we reckon it came within five feet from a disaster! Just imagine two lots of expensive gear colliding in mid-air. Sand Point in North Somerset is a new site for us; it overlooks the Bristol Channel to South Wales. In this video the light wind is from the northwest but it looks as though it will fly north and south out on the Point over the sea. Four cameras are used to film this video, another first, shot over a number of flights on 12th July 2017.
The Orion has a span of ~2.4m and comes from NAN Models in Bulgaria I believe. It is all moulded and designed to be a lightweight thermal soarer with electric assist. David uses a Hacker motor and 3S LiPo and Jeti radio.