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This aircraft was built using blueprints, diagrams, and high resolution photo references. 100% of the aircraft was built in NURBS and is currently a standard editable mesh under 3ds Max, and is dense in its polygonal state. All of the exterior structures are present, antennas, lights, motor, screws, rivits, control rods and other parts, but lacks the interior structures, fuel tanks, avionics.
This RQ-7 has baked textures that were created using V-Ray global illumination, and are 4096 x 4096 in size. The engine has a separately baked texture, which is also a 4K map. Included are a color map, specular, and bump.
The RQ-7 Shadow 200 unmanned aerial vehicle is of a high-wing, constant chord pusher configuration with a twin-tailboom empennage and an inverted v-tail elerudder. The aircraft is powered by a 38 bhp AR741-1101 Wankel engine designed and manufactured by UAV Engines Ltd in the United Kingdom. Onboard electrical systems are powered by a GEC/Plessey 28 volt, direct current, 2,000 watt generator.
Currently, the primary payload for the aircraft is the Israeli Aircraft Industries POP300 Plug-in Optical Payload which consists of a forward-looking Infrared camera, a daytime TV camera with a selectable near-infrared filter and a laser pointer. The aircraft has fixed tricycle landing gear. Takeoffs are assisted by a trailer-mounted pneumatic launcher which can accelerate the 375 pound aircraft to 70 knots (130 km/h) in 50 feet (15 m). Landings are guided by a Tactical Automatic Landing System, developed by the Sierra Nevada Corporation, which consists of a ground-based micro-millimeter wavelength radar and a transponder carried on the aircraft. Once on the ground, a tailhook mounted on the aircraft catches an arresting wire connected to two disk brake drums which can stop the aircraft in less than 170 feet (52 m).