Gentry Staggs
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Hi... new to the site and hobby

Started Dec 9, 2012 0 Replies

Hello everyone. I am completely new to this hobby. Actually, I am in the researching/learning phase so that I dont make too many costly mistakes. I have seen what is possible with commercial…Continue

 

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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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Hi... new to the site and hobby

Hello everyone. I am completely new to this hobby. Actually, I am in the researching/learning phase so that I dont make too many costly mistakes. I have seen what is possible with commercial hardware/software/avionics. I would like to try and do some replication of that but my goals are modest.See More
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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