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Ed Taunton commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Gas-powered quadcopter second Pixhawk-based finalist for The Hackaday Prize
"I can see some big challenges to come with this. My best theroy so far for something so far would be to go a single ducted main fan (with CR props to eliminate torque) that runs to 4 separate ducts to vector thrust. a  servo controlled waste…"
Sep 4
Ed Taunton commented on Quadzimodo's blog post Need to Know - Export Controls
"Maybe just maybe this could be an argument to register all air frames with certain capabilities. If the air frames were registered the current autopilot capabilities and parameters could then be taken into account and thus enable or deny the export…"
Sep 3
Ed Taunton replied to Henri's discussion Skycat parachute launcher for Drones
"Fair point. I worked indirectly with Elbit skylark Uavs   that used an air cushion to minimise damage on stall recovery. My assumption was that a small soda type gas cartridge feeding  a ballon or airbag would arrest and control descent…"
Jul 28
Ed Taunton replied to Henri's discussion Skycat parachute launcher for Drones
"Why not just build an  airbag same result much simpler. "
Jul 27
Ed Taunton commented on Colin Snow's blog post Drone Tech Winners and Losers at the Precision Aerial Ag Conference 2014
"My view is that we will start with the smaller innovators with small machines who will prove the concepts. As the concept becomes proven the economies of scale will click in and the proven designs may be upscaled  with the expertise of larger…"
Jul 19
Ed Taunton commented on Colin Snow's blog post Drone Tech Winners and Losers at the Precision Aerial Ag Conference 2014
"Farmers will also support there own ahead of any outsider so any local kid who has a go will get jobs well ahead of a townie or interstate vulture. I envisage a few farmers sons will start local contract businesses much the same as for contract…"
Jul 17
Ed Taunton commented on Colin Snow's blog post Drone Tech Winners and Losers at the Precision Aerial Ag Conference 2014
"Good analysis Ultimately the larger companies will probably only contribute in adding air frames and production capacity for existing designs and concepts unless they can interact better with end users. I believe the production of Ag planes took a…"
Jul 16
Ed Taunton replied to Steve Burton's discussion Crop Duster Hex Copter in the group Agricultural UAVs
"Interesting. I am doing similar work but focusing on solids (seed and granular products) at this time. Such a concept can work but your end product must be mindful of the leglislation that you will have to work under and the products you ultimately…"
Jul 16
Ed Taunton replied to Drone-University.com's discussion How do you approach farmers and explain NDVI ? in the group Agricultural UAVs
"Don't go for the individual but the group. Most cropping farmers are participants in knowledge sharing agreements with either local agronomy companies or growers groups and industry committees. This are linked in most countries to govt funded…"
May 16
keiran o'shea left a comment for Ed Taunton
"we do occasionally do some mid-week stuff, generally just build nights, in my shed with beers etc You are very welcome to join in!"
Jul 31, 2013

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About Me:
Grazier from South Burnett in Queensland. Self rated as a top bloke and potential future governor general.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Have work experience in aerial agriculture (spraying and spreading), aerial stock mustering as well as chasing enemies of the Queen with military UAV systems in hot and high environments.
Current projects include adaptation of UAV GPS technology to general agriculture.
Hometown:
Booubyjan via Goomeri QLD

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At 3:30pm on July 31, 2013, keiran o'shea said…

we do occasionally do some mid-week stuff, generally just build nights, in my shed with beers etc

You are very welcome to join in!

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