"Cruise control" for an e-glider.I am building an e-glider that is controlled normally until you release the sticks. Then the autopilot kicks in and keeps the model around and starts looking for…Continue
Great work. this will help to make glider-flights longer and more efficiënt. Very nice.
I would like to see a branch on UavDevBoard devoted to (e)-gliders and glider missions, so that more people could use that "on the…"
"Yes, it is a bit difficult for us to see a Skycrane being tossed away like that, but it makes sense. Keeping electronics working on Mars require heaters, and energy. Adding that would have ment adding solarpanels, adding weight. Even landing it…"
Its fun to find a tv program made in my counrty, in my native language. It is indeed well made. The makers are worried about the
Dutch airfoces preference for the Reaper. Also there is the threat of the armsrace and the inpersonal nature…"
"Something to keep an eye on is Sliver solar technology where the solar cell can be made into a very thin flexible film which would be ideal for aircraft wing skins. The cells also have nearly double the power capacity and can still generate power in…"
"Yes its certainly a challenge and Ill do some more researcher on it. I'm also thinking about how we fly looking for thermals by identifying terrain type. For example open fields generate more heat than forests. So perhaps the thermal camera…"
Detecting the temperature of thermals would be challenging as thermals are only tenths of a degrees warmer then the surrounding air. Also some sort of depth percepion would be required, to know how far away the updrafts are. Maybe advanced…"
"Have you though about adding hot air sensors somehow like thermal cameras can pick up? I'm also building a UAV but not for thermaling. My other hobby is paragliding and Ive always wondered about experimenting with using thermal goggles to…"
I'm sorry I was a little vague there. I like how you interpreted that, good idea really!
I ment to say this: I use a MicroController (some say uC), a pic18F2550 and program it with JAL v2.4O. It would be fun to take one…"