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Watts Inside feature April 2019

Small quad - Harrier look alike...

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Tim Hickey11/03/2019 11:03:46
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Having read through John Stennard's excellent feature article on converting a small indoor quad to look like a Harrier or F-35, I must admit to wanting to have a go.

I usually fly RC fixed wing so these small drones are all new to me.

The base drone mentioned in the article is a B-03 pro from

Does anyone know of a similar (suitable) small drone that is available from the UK. Not bothered about FPV. I have looked online and there seem to be hundreds of types but not all have the fan shrouds mentioned in the article.

Any help would be appreciated.


Doc Marten11/03/2019 22:20:52
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A different design but the same price as the B-03:

Jon Robb12/03/2019 09:06:12
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As a member of our club, John presented a talk on Monday about the history of VTOL. From WW2 to the present day, culminating in him flying a few of these designs around the room. Many of the club members were surprised just how well the models flew. I shall be seeing him Friday so if you would like any more information let me know. They are good fun and a simple build.

Tim Hickey12/03/2019 12:00:10
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Thanks for the replies gents.


the drone you pointed to at Menkind looks good but doesn't have the fan shrouds. The shrouds look like a mini EDF unit.


I was wondering if another type of drone would be suitable as the one mentioned on John's article does not seem to be available to order from a UK supplier. Having done some more research I have ordered the following..(link)


Perhaps you could ask John if this would be suitable. I have a few ideas for different types of aircraft to model, some real , some sci-fi.

Thanks again.


Jon Robb15/03/2019 21:40:06
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Speaking to John tonight he said the drone you have purchased will work perfectly. He is also working on a part two of the article so keep an eye out for that. He would like to see your take on the idea once it's finished.

Tim Hickey18/03/2019 10:08:17
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Thanks Jon.

Looking forward to part two of the article and will drop a message and some pics on this thread when I have come up with something that looks the part.

Michael Hadaway06/09/2019 15:52:35
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Hello Jon

Part 2 of the article inspired me to get a B03 and the multi-protocol module from Banggood.

I assume this is the correct module, but the B03 is not listed as an option .Does John Stennard have this information please?

I agree that the TX supplied is too small and difficult to use smoothly.

Thanks for any information you are able to obtain


John Tee06/09/2019 16:28:48
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One of my clubmates modified his drone years ago to have a "conventional" plane on top of his drone to aid with orientation. Haven't read the article yet so cant compare them.


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