Depron airplanes are easy to build, but also do not last long. Few weeks ago I decommissioned by Marabou Stork. It did not crashed, it was flying almost fine, but it had at least a few problems:
- Motor was overheating. Just like that
- Wing that I originally designed for something weighting around 450g, now had to work with twice that much weight. Take offs were, at least, problematic
- It was big and slow and was not giving enough fun
So, to paraphrase Monty Python:
This is a late marabou stork
It's not a complete end of this design. Wing is still in pretty good condition and I have a plan to reuse it in experimental twin-motor design. But that later this year… In a mean time, last video footage.