Gentry Staggs
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Gentry Staggs replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"I was just commenting on the need to more clearly define the expected outcome and define the plan around that... also that i forgot this was a design you had to "sell" to the JDF AW.. thought it might sound critical so i deleted the post"
Dec 9, 2012
Gentry Staggs replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"what brake thermal efficiency are you targeting with your engine and how much fuel do you plan to carry?"
Dec 9, 2012
Gentry Staggs replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"sketch it in solids and calculate the volume... be sure to assign that shell thickness .. i think you may need to re-evaluate your weight estimates.. it does have nice lines though :)"
Dec 9, 2012
Gentry Staggs replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"well.. I am no a graphics designer but a tooling engineer... required performance (in this case, speed, range, mission, observational capability, cost) would make determinations in that realm... perhaps others could help with a visually appealing…"
Dec 9, 2012
Gentry Staggs replied to wei er qi's discussion CNC Cut service
"What CAD/CAM software are you using? (Can you work from a solid-works model?) How many axis can you machine? What is your working envelope? Are you experienced/willing to cut other materials if they are drop shipped to you at end…"
Dec 9, 2012
Gentry Staggs replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"Horace, Why such a high ceiling for the mission... that camera is not really intended for that range and would perform poorly? May I suggest for the stated mission a reduced height and mostly off the shelf components with research going into…"
Dec 9, 2012

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About Me:
Midwestern. Mid-age. Need new hobby.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
It seems to be a good potential hobby given my experience in toolmaking and my interest in learning about composite construction and DIY electronics... but I am goin to need to learn higher level math for image processing.
Hometown:
Elgin

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