Rory Paul
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  • St Louis, MO
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CNC Carbon Fiber Sheet

Started this discussion. Last reply by ausdroid Apr 7. 5 Replies

St Louis MO

Started this discussion. Last reply by flymetothemoon Jul 19. 3 Replies

RS232 to TTL

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rory Paul Mar 13, 2011. 5 Replies


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Francisco K replied to Rory Paul's discussion Insurance
"Model air clubs have their own insurance, which covers accidental damage to 3rd parties. But their insurance does not cover, pilot error or negligence. Why would some company insure a $4000 dollars quadcopter or drone? This hobby has risks and those…"
Oct 19
George Kelly replied to Rory Paul's discussion Insurance
"Of note to Canadian operators: Transport Canada is considering dropping the insurance requirement altogether for a (prospective) Very Small UAV class when they come out with sweeping new regulations for the end of next year. (because they want to…"
Oct 14

Sgt Ric replied to Rory Paul's discussion Insurance
"Canadians tend to be less litigious than their american brothers. -more risk equals less carriers, I suppose."
Oct 14
David Blair replied to Rory Paul's discussion Insurance
"Hi Joe It's interesting that Canadians have so many more options for insuring drones than you guys have in the U.S. The various Lloyd's syndicates (AMLIN, Ortac, Kiln, Catlin etc) write the majority of the unmanned aircraft insurance in…"
Oct 14
Joe Ernster replied to Rory Paul's discussion Insurance
"Hello, I am an aviation specific insurance broker. I work with all of the highest rated aviation insurance companies (there are currently about eleven of them). As of right now, there are three aviation insurance companies that offer policies for…"
Oct 12
David Blair replied to Rory Paul's discussion Insurance
"AVRO Insurance in Vancouver is the leading UAV  insurance provider in Canada."
Jul 23
flymetothemoon replied to Rory Paul's discussion St Louis MO
"I'm also interested in knowing where to fly.  New here and was wondering where the acceptable areas to fly were.  I just have two quads I fly"
Jul 19
ausdroid replied to Rory Paul's discussion CNC Carbon Fiber Sheet
"I'm also interested."
Apr 7

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About Me:
sUAS for agriculture and environment since 2007
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Fly both fixed wing and quadcopters.

Rory Paul's Blog


FAA Commercial Shutdown

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 9:30am 62 Comments

If anyone in the group has or knows of anyone that has been shutdown for commercial sUAS use would you please contact me.

roryp at volt aerial robotics dot…



NPR piece on DIY Drones

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 5:30pm 2 Comments




Last month Chris and I were interviewed by Carrie Kahn from NPR West regarding drone use.


The report is unfortunately a bit of an anti climax (see link). I really tried very hard to present our community as progressive, safety aware innovators and the main theme of the…



Commercial Use by 2015?

Posted on February 19, 2011 at 4:00pm 7 Comments

Well we have been waiting for some movement for the past few years and there may be some developments...


There is legislation working through the House of…



Old Flying Wing UAV prototype?

Posted on August 2, 2009 at 9:34pm 12 Comments

Can anybody shed any light on this flying wing? Came across it at our local airfield in a hangar and am tempted to see if the owner would part with it.


AMA Release sUAS ARC Prposed Rules Recommendations

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 6:30am 1 Comment

AMA Site for proposed Rules

(Sorry if this is a re-post)

This is not the complete document it only pertains to AMA / model aircraft aspects of the proposed rules.

According to a statement from the president of the AMA a full document can be found here however I cannot locate anything.

Comment Wall (15 comments)

At 11:57pm on June 4, 2008, ian powell said…
Am starting a DIY POWER station for your home
Also starting a rubber powered UAV using mechnical nav based on sextants and old flint compasses

Thanks for the offer will keep you in mind for parts and such.
At 7:51am on June 16, 2008,
wayne garris
this is my way point file , it is laoded into a single array in the EEPROM during program down load i can then access the data by refering to its position in the array lets call the array "way_point"
ie .... x = way_pont(1,1)
would read you the first lat,
y = way_point(2,1)
would load the first lon,
At 7:31pm on September 23, 2008, Michael King said…
We were using the UAV Flight Systems' AP-50. That thing flies completely on PID loops. It was a very good autopilot. marketing doomed the company though.
At 11:47pm on November 6, 2008, Polymath said…

Thanks for the links and the advice!, big help! Resolution isn't so much of an issue really. I just need to be able to pick out people from deer, cattle and the occasional irate badger. "Irate badger" seems a bit redundant now that I think about it. Anyway, thanks again.

At 7:04pm on January 7, 2009, Simon Butterworth said…
Hi Condor,

At this stage we haven't decided on an AP, we have just started test flying the aircraft under manual control until we are happy with the design. This aircraft was built and designed by myself.
At 8:12pm on January 7, 2009,
Sgt Ric
I know you changed your avatar to protest the fact that only Australia and Canada seem to give UAVs the respect they deserve, but I worry that Canada will soon fall in goosestep (sic) with the US with their paranoid, retrictive climate.
At 6:41am on January 13, 2009, Stephen Phillip Williams said…
Thank-you for the inquiry.
The object in question is an off-the-shelf Police Radar Unit
At 5:45am on January 14, 2009, Stephen Phillip Williams said…
Thank-you for the interest. I have not posted anything on my Sites at this time. The airframes are still under development. The 16 foot wing you see is undergoing cost-reduction evaluation. The plan is to offer a low-cost reconfigurable airframe which could be configured in the field to suit the mission.
At 9:23am on March 17, 2009, lionel said…
Yes, the 2028 looks really great but ouch !! will have to find a way to have it funded as equipment for a project ;-)
At 5:50pm on March 19, 2009, Dean said…
Hi Condor - the answer is "neither". AttoPilot uses a special design XY and Z horizon sensor, and the raw data is used directly by AttoPiot. I have a royalty agreement with FMA as my usage falls under their patent.

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