David M Eno
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David M Eno commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Cool micro UAV on IndieGogo
"I'm having a really hard time believing they take stable video.  "
Nov 7, 2012
David M Eno commented on Khurram's blog post 5 Mega Pixel 1080p 30fps Wifi/IP camera from China
"I'm not going to argue that you can do it.. the military does it...it's just a silly idea if a faster and cheaper analog system exists.  I've flown an AR drone before.  That was highly unpleasant experience.  I have a…"
Nov 1, 2012
David M Eno commented on Khurram's blog post 5 Mega Pixel 1080p 30fps Wifi/IP camera from China
"The military drones have serious video lag.  It's one of the reasons why the events of "Black Hawk Down" happened.  They also have very very good autopilot systems.      I would say that if you want to…"
Nov 1, 2012
David M Eno commented on Khurram's blog post 5 Mega Pixel 1080p 30fps Wifi/IP camera from China
"As far as I know there is not an option for an HD analog system.  You just have to use two cameras.  Sorry.  It's just one of the issue we have to deal with.  It is really the best way.  "
Nov 1, 2012
David M Eno commented on Khurram's blog post 5 Mega Pixel 1080p 30fps Wifi/IP camera from China
"As a scientist this is not an acceptable test. 1) We don't know anything about the video systems other than power.  Are the frequencies standardized?  Are the Antennas standardized? 2) There is no measure of video lag.  You…"
Nov 1, 2012
David M Eno commented on Khurram's blog post 5 Mega Pixel 1080p 30fps Wifi/IP camera from China
"I think I already said that if one was using one of these devices on a pre-programmed route it would be "acceptable" .... there are a lot of folks that think these are suitable for normal FPV and that just isn't the case.  The AR…"
Oct 31, 2012
David M Eno commented on Khurram's blog post 5 Mega Pixel 1080p 30fps Wifi/IP camera from China
"The debate about sending a signal digitally for FPV has been had a number of times.  The consensus is unless you are willing to tolerate a significant time lag (e.g. you are flying a pre-programmed drone) do not attempt it.…"
Oct 31, 2012
David M Eno commented on CrashingDutchman's blog post X8 Flying wing now available from Hobbyking
"I believe the original batch of X-8's were made of EPP.  Most people seemed like they were very unhappy about this.  If you contact bev-rc you might be able to find an EPP model in stock.  I know no one seemed to want…"
Oct 6, 2012
David M Eno commented on CrashingDutchman's blog post X8 Flying wing now available from Hobbyking
"I think they are talking about in relation to balsa planes.  Still it is good to see the x-8 a few dollars cheaper.  conventionally they cost about 240$ to get from BEV-RC.  One thing people have to realise about these things is that…"
Oct 5, 2012
David M Eno commented on Sandro Benigno's blog post Bullets in the sky?
"I do airsoft as well, so I'm very close with the gun crowd.  There is a huge amount of immaturity among gun owners, but you would really really have to try very hard to piss one off enough for them to start firing on your…"
Sep 21, 2012
David M Eno commented on Sandro Benigno's blog post Bullets in the sky?
"I also don't see this as much of a risk.  There is the odd trigger happy redneck in my area, but honestly .... I don't think I'm at any risk of being shot down anytime soon.  I can see a risk if I was flying in my backyard…"
Sep 21, 2012
David M Eno commented on Sandro Benigno's blog post Bullets in the sky?
"If a person wants to shoot down my drone he/she has the freedom to start up his own website calledwww.DIYantiaircraft.com where him and other anti-drone and pro-privacy guys can gather to produce open source solutions to the drone…"
Sep 19, 2012
David M Eno commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Retractable pan/tilt gimbal, now in mini size
"WANT ! "
Sep 5, 2012
David M Eno commented on Nicholas Davidson's blog post Small Girl Flying from Octocopter? Really?
"Better yet write "free candy" on the side.  Either way.  Nothing of any value."
Sep 3, 2012
David M Eno commented on Nicholas Davidson's blog post Small Girl Flying from Octocopter? Really?
"I hate these videos.  Put a real child up there or don't post it.   "
Sep 3, 2012
David M Eno commented on Kabir's blog post Good Glider Platform for APM-- NEED ADVICE
"Bixler/Skysurfer/Easystar or Skywalker are the first two planes you should think about owning.  Both are good.  You should have nothing to do with a fiber body until you have a lot of experience. "
Aug 29, 2012

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About Me:
I currently have a number of RC heli's and ornithopters and I am graduate student.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I like flying things.
Hometown:
Amherst, NY

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Bixler/Sky Surfer EPO foam repair

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 9:00am 5 Comments

The most recommended plane for a starting drone researcher is the Bixler or Sky Surfer (depending on what company re-branded the model).  These planes are all made of a foam material called Expanded Polyolefin "EPO".  A topic that most people that use EPO planes encounter is how to go about repairing crash damage.  I present for your consumption the boiling water method, which has been presented a few times before in RC group posts.

First, if we…

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At 6:23pm on March 3, 2012,
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William Premerlani
said…

Hi David,

You asked: "I was wondering and this has very little to do with the post.  How do you get your GPS coordinating going into google earth to produce that nice roller coaster effect where you have the lines going down to the ground ?"

The best person to ask is Peter Hollands. He is the one who created the flight analysis program used by the UDB team:

http://www.diydrones.com/profile/PeterHollands

Best regards,

Bill

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