RQ-21 Blackjack Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS, uav, drone, etc) Model with Stand

$69.99




This is a model I designed for display inspired by the RQ-21 Blackjack Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS, uav, drone, etc) Model with Stand. This was done in collaboration with "Oranhunter", the guru of all things Blender. Thanks Steve!

It has a 18 inch wingspan and is 6 inches tall when sitting on it's stand.

The stand has the modern USMC logo, and the model includes the detailed imaging ball. The wings feature interior fairings alongside the tail boom. This is printed in gray, and the stand in silver. The print turns out so nice I don't feel the need to sand/paint it, but I certainly can if you want a battleship gray and smooth finish.

From Wikipedia:
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The RQ-21A Blackjack is designed to support the U.S. Marine Corps by providing forward reconnaissance. A Blackjack system is composed of five air vehicles and two ground control systems. The air vehicles can be launched on land or on a ship by a rail and land using a "skyhook" recovery system, where a vertical wire must be hooked onto its wing; when on the ground, the launch and recovery systems are towable by vehicles. Its wingspan is 16 ft (4.9 m) and it can carry a 39 lb (18 kg) payload. The day/night camera can achieve resolution rating of 7 on the NIIRS scale at 8,000 ft (2,400 m).

The Marines are working with Insitu to modify the Blackjack fuselage to carry greater and more various payloads. Enlarging the fuselage would increase its maximum takeoff weight from 135 lb (61 kg) to 145 lb (66 kg) and lengthen endurance from 16 hours to 24 hours. New turrets are being explored as well as other payloads including a synthetic aperture radar to track ground targets, a laser designator to mark targets for precision-guided munitions, and foliage-penetration capabilities for foreign customers operating in lush environments. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) plans to add a sensor to the Blackjack that combines an electro-optical camera, wide area imager, short wave infrared hyperspectral imager, and a high-resolution camera for use as an inspection sensor into a single payload by 2020.

The U.S. Marine Corps deployed its first RQ-21A Blackjack system to Afghanistan in late April 2014. One Blackjack system is composed of five air vehicles, two ground control systems, and launch and recovery support equipment. It supports intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions using multi-intelligence payloads including day and night full-motion video cameras, an infrared marker, a laser range finder, a communications relay package, and automatic identification system receivers. The models in Afghanistan were early operational capability (EOC) aircraft without shipboard software or testing. Deploying the aircraft on the ground was a way to catch and fix problems early on that could delay the project. The RQ-21 returned from its deployment on 10 September 2014 after flying nearly 1,000 hours in 119 days in theater. EOC Blackjacks will continue to be used for training, while completion of shipboard testing is planned to result in the system's first ship-based deployment in spring 2015.

The Marine Corps declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the RQ-21A Blackjack in January 2016. During the summer of 2016, MARSOC deployed the RQ-21A to Iraq.

Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_Insitu_RQ-21_Blackjack
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The SUAS is detachable from the stand, to make for easier shipping and transport.

This is an excellent conversation piece for your desk or cabinet. It's also a perfect going-away present for someone moving on to another assignment, or just a really neat gift for a UAV fan. I can make custom placards or add text to the plaque to personalize the item; please include what you would like in your comment when you check out.

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This is a 3D printed product, so there may be minor defects (rough edges, bumps, etc). I have spent months building my own machine to exact specifications for accuracy and surface quality, and I scrutinize every model very closely. I use only the highest quality filament to ensure colors are vibrant and defects are kept to an absolute minimum for both your item and my machine.

Every item in my shop is test printed and checked for not only aesthetics, but also the intended use. All of my items I list I personally test to ensure they meet my stringent standards. All items are printed in PLA, an organic non-toxic plastic made from corn and is biodegradable, yet very strong. PLA will not degrade under normal use, but will break down when buried.

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Please note, this creation is a work of fan art and is in no way affiliated with Boeing Inc.

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