The Deep Reaper is a recent addition to the CrashTestHobby product range, and has its origins from their popular Grim Reaper combat wing. The Deep Reaper is also known as the Reaper XL.
The Deep Reaper is 61" with the optional center section added, has a deeper cord than the Grim Reaper (hence the name Deep Reaper), with a wing area of 950 sq.in. This wing is designed to carry FPV gear, and fly long duration. Their current duration record is 72 minutes with FPV gear.
My Deep Reaper will have the following hardware:
- Turnigy SK3 3530 1460kv motor
- 40A BlueSeries ESC (might upgrade to 60A if this one doesn't cut it)
- 2x 4500mAh Nanotech batteries
- Turnigy MG930 servos
- EZUHF diversity Rx
- 1.2GHz 500mW Video Tx
- Inverted V or Cloverleaf antenna (still deciding which one)
At this stage I've glued the pieces together with hot glue (amazing how well it bonds with EPP!), added the fibreglass spars, and glued in the Formica supports for the motor mount. I've added reinforced tape but it didn't stick very well to the EPP, so I pulled it all off and will rather treat the EPP with spray adhesive first so the tape sticks better.