RC Airplanes Kits, UAV, gliders and electric sailplanes


Raptor, our 175 gram micro UAV inspired by real military UAVs currently in service being flown indoors in tight quarters.

The Raptor micro UAV being flown outdoors showing off it's ability to fly in wind and at higher altitudes.

Micro-scale, Ryan ST with a 19" wingspan and weighing only 2 ounces. Super easy to build and fly (indoors as well as outdoors). It's designed around Spectrum ar6400 2.4ghz micro gear and uses a brushed motor and single cell LiPo battery. Build thread and more information at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1322676

SwitchBlade is an upcoming kit to support out new line of 10gram motor kits (like the Raptor UAV). Like the EyePlane, this one will be offered for FREE as a set of downloadable files with instructions and full size plans and templates. Super cheap to build, using a BL motor that costs under $10, an ESC around $5, servos for around $3 each and a $3 2S 360mah LiPo...! 24" wingspan, AUW of 110 grams (ready to fly. I'll let the video speak for itself... Look for it later this year.

Here is a video of our new Dragonfleye-Pro aerial photography plane equipped with long range video down-link transmitter (Video clip is from transmitted video image). This aircraft is designed for professional use with multiple plug-in wings for various mission parameters. Designed for fast and slow flight, distance and loitering. Camera is mounted on a custom pan/tilt ball turret. This plane is currently being sold for commercial/military purposes and still under development for production as a retail consumer kit. We have no product release date at this time. We have instead chosen to complete our VISTA UAV project being a more versatile UAV/AP platform.

Here are two videos of our DaVinci 1.5M electric sailplane. Build it as a hotliner or thermal floater. Build thread and more information at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1137256

Here are a few videos of JADE's new EyePod universal camera mount system in action. Link to more information at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1333287

This is how the Jarel Aircraft Design EyePod universal camera mount works:

Several EyePod camera mounts were placed on a small Fokker ParkFlier electric to create this video.

This EyePod is mounted on our tiny ICON park flyer:

Several EyePod camera mounts flown simultaneously on an upcoming scale kit of the OV-10 military twin.

Here is a video of our new EyePlane aerial photography plane. Plans, templates and building instructions are available for FREE! Download full size plans and view complete building instructions at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1334276

Here's a video of our "Alien-1" coaxial project. This is the first maiden test flight.

Here is an on board video taken from our super tiny Dragnofleye Micro. (Concept sketch can be seen on that page with close ups of the proof of concept prototype in our still photo gallery. All up weight (ready to fly including camera and EyePod camera mount is just under 2 ounces). The winds during this flight were gusty and averaged 12mph!

Dragonfly AP at Salmon Flight Sculpture from Jarel Design on Vimeo.

Here is a video of our electric Crossbow:

Crossbow Electric Sailplane from Jarel Design on Vimeo.

Here's a video of JADE's original 1992 Impulse, flying at Davenport, California:

JADE Impulse at Davenport from Jarel Design on Vimeo.

Here is a video of the ICON flying wing, maximizing a very small yard

ICON Flying Wing, small field, 2 from Jarel Design on Vimeo.

Here is a video of the stock ICON flying on a windy day. Loops, rolls, inverted as well as fast and slow speeds are easily handled.

ICON, stock build on a windy day, 1 from Jarel Design on Vimeo.

Another video of the stock built ICON flying a little faster in a very small field, loops, rolls as well as slow flight.

ICON small field from Jarel Design on Vimeo.

Here's a video of the plane that started it all back in the mid to late 1980's: The maiden test flight of the super advanced (even by current standards!) Telos canard slope plane. Blue foam wings, Carbon Fiber & Kevlar and advanced modified airfoils.

Telos Maiden flight, February 2, 1987 from Jarel Design on Vimeo.

Here areĀ  some of our kinetic and public installation work. Although these are art pieces, many of you will be able to see where we incorporate aerodynamics and mechanical engineering. Click the image to begin video.

Dream Cycles, Kinetic Sculpture

Dream Cycles kinetic sculpture. Public installation at entrance to ScienceWorks museum in Ashland, Oregon. Two wind driven kinetic sculptures designed to invite children to view their world differently by incorporating visually familiar items: bicycle parts! Click on image to view video.

Salmon Flight, Kinetic Sculpture

Salmon Flight kinetic sculpture. Public art installation, downtown civic center in Medford Oregon. Three independently moving fully articulated salmon move independently of moving "river" frame. Bearings include stainless steel and Delrin to withstand harsh conditions. The salmon prototypes were tested to 55mph. Video depicts movement in light breeze. Click image to view video

Copernicus, Kinetic Sculpture

Copernicus, kinetic sculpture. 64 Separate pieces of hand cut copper, combined into double vertical axis, 360 degree rotating pendulums mounted on a 360 degree hroizonal base. A hidden device on each vertical pendulum captures the wind starting the vertical movement, randomly generating 360 degree rotation. When the sails move 180 degrees, the center of air pressure causes the entire sculpture to rotate 360 degrees horizontally, again randomly changing the center of pressure. Click on image to view video.

Trickle, Kinetic Water Feature

"Trickle" kinetic water feature/sculpture. Designed to explore a large amount of random movement using only 60 watts of power and a small amount of water. Click on image to view video.