Decode Mk2

Decode Mk2

Facts and figures

Decode Mk2
  • Wingspan: 4.2 m
  • Cruise speed: 56 knts
  • Maximum take-off weight: 23 kg
  • Power plant: 1 x Saito FG57 (twin cylinder 4-stroke petrol engines)
  • Endurance: 2 hrs
  • Designed in collaboration with the BBC for the 2012 Olympics

Summary

The Decode Mk2 aircraft is a monoplane with a twin cylinder four-stroke engine and pusher 3-bladed propeller. The forward fuselage contains the camera and avionics whilst the rear section holds the propulsion and flight systems. The wings and tail assembly are attached to main fuselage body. Twin booms support the inverted ā€˜Vā€™ tail. It has a fixed shock-absorbing tricycle undercarriage with front-wheel steer. The camera is mounted in the nose section and is independently controlled from a Ground Control Station.