I really had to learn alot about the basics of flying RC devices while working on the quadcopter. I found you can craft a airplane or in this case what will be more of a drone out of all kinds of things and if you do it yourself fairly cheaply. I would like to be able to launch this plane from my yard and fly it by GPS, barometer, magnetometer, and live video feed to a screen mounted on my transmitter. One day increasing its range to roughly 15 miles with the addition of xbee pro modules.

Heres some pics of the shaping process of the plane

Now some pics of it whipped into shape and waiting to be coverd.

This project has now been side lined due to funding cuts in the drone program.