Caliber FPV Wing – Review Part 1 – Unboxing and Assembly

Introducing the Caliber FPV Wing from Snipe Air Industries. In this video I introduce the project, unbox the package and show you the finished product after it was put together. It measures 37.5 inches (95.25 cm) in wingspan and the kit includes all the nessary hardware, including a plastic center section to hold the fpv equipment, cameras and battery, winglets, stickers, laminate, pushrods and balsa elevons. It also comes with an antivibration mount for a Mobius camera.

To complete the build you will need glue (I used the recommened Gorilla Glue for the spars and hot glue for the winglets), an small iron for the laminate, a knife and basic tools. For my build I used:

  • 2 x digital metal gear servos
  • SunnySky 2212-9 1400kv motor
  • 9 x 4.5 HQ Prop
  • APM 2.5 + GPS + Current sensor + MinimOSD
  • RunCam 2 boardcam
  • Mobius Camera
  • ImmersionRC 5.8ghz 600mw video transmitter + CP antenna
  • FrSky L9R Long Range Receiver.

The build went well very smoothly, I followed the step by step video instructions (available here), but one piece of information that is missing is the location of the center of gravity. I sent Snipeworm a private message via RCgroups.com and he replied shortly saying that the CG is 3/4 of an inch ahead of the rear spar. The wing balances at this point with all my equipment onboard and a 2,200 3S battery all the way upfront in the compartment.

Stay tuned for part 2 of the video where I maiden the wing!

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Julian Melo

Julian Melo has been around the R/C hobby since 2001. His first plane was PT-40 trainer from Great Planes he built as a kit, powered by an O.S. 40 engine. Nowadays you can find him flying fast EDFs or FPV multirotors. Professionally, he's an L.A-based web developer, Wordpress ninja & SEO Analyst. He is quite fond of good coffee, gadgets and loud garage rock. Check out his site/portfolio at JJMelo.com or read his technology blog. He also recently started a new site/podcast titled UAV not Drone. Check it out!