The HawkMoth vehicle is an in-house R and D project that features a retractable BTC-88 or BTC-101 matched to a flying wing with a removable tail boom and battery compartments located within the wings. This vehicle is designed with modular wings and propulsion units to offer different flight characteristics in order to be flexible for changing environmental conditions and/or mission specific configurations. We have successfully test flown the short wing high power combination and are continuing to test fly various updated payloads.


The fuselage, light weight yet robust construction, is unique in that the structural skin is thermoformed over a durable foam core and then sealed and chemically bonded and reinforced at the seams. Hard points are throughout for anchoring components. Wings are composed of a durable EPP foam core strengthened with a combination of laminated wood, fibergalss, and and carbon spar blades then covered with a woven skin.

Long Range

The HawkMoth R/C Plane can be flown with a configuration of two or four batteries for extended range flights. The HawkMoth weighs approximately 7lbs and can remain in the air up to 2 hrs with 4 batteries.

High Performance

With a burst power of over 1500 watts the HawkMoth exhibits specialty performance allowing rapid vertical climbs and very quick dash speeds. The oversized prop increases efficiancy and allows the HawkMoth to remain in the air longer at cruise speeds.

Retractable Gimbal

A BTC-88 or BTC-101 gimbal provides a clear unobstructed view in 360°. The gimbal is incorporated into the aerodynamic shape of the airframe and includes a retraction mechanism to pull the gimbal inside for landings. Beetle wing doors seal the gimbal compartment to protect the optics from debris on landings.

Training & Availability

Turnkey packages are available through our assisting partner UAV Pro Inc. UAV Pro Inc. has extensive and current experience flying the HawkMoth in a variety of missions. They can provide custom installation of your payloads.

Weight & Size

Wingspan 78"
Length 59"
Airframe Weight 3.6 lbs
RC Flying Weight 7 lbs
UAV Flying Weight 9 lbs


Endurance 2 Hrs
Power Plant 1500+ watt Brushless motor
Max Speed 90 kts
Stall Speed 20 kts
BTC Hawkmoth