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Greg commented on Rick Yonika's blog post Google wing, NASA greased lightning, move over....
"Tridge, I'd love to see you win the outback challenge with one of these!! :-)"
Mar 21
Greg commented on Kristaps Brass's blog post Universal Adapter for DJI Gimbals
"Hi, Gimbals often get information from the autopilot to aid with the stabilization process. Do you take this information as well? If not, how does the gimbal perform without it as compared to when it does have it? I think I'm talking about a…"
Mar 17
Greg commented on Rone Scholz-Nielsen's blog post Seagull #MAP-X from Seagull UAV !
"Looks really good, and probably a better alternative to the 'Camera Trigger' module for the DJI Ronan MX?? Only just briefly looked at your site, do you have a mode that allows you to set photos taken every X meters? Where you can set X?"
Oct 21, 2016
Greg commented on Tersus GNSS's blog post Precis-BX305 Quick Start Video
"Hello TersusAdmin, The one thing I'm absolutely positively dying to see at the end of your video is how everything slots neatly into special cases made by you (one for base and one for rover) and then to see a surveyor literally roving about…"
Oct 3, 2016
Greg commented on Stefan Gofferje's blog post DEF CON 23 - Robinson and Mitchell - Knocking my neighbors kids cruddy drone offline
"Very entertaining and funny :-) Thanks!"
Sep 28, 2016
Greg commented on Chris Anderson's blog post NavStick FlytPod now on Indiegogo
"I've also been using this system in beta for a while now and give the Flyt guys much credit!!! They have 'value added' numerous components into a (as Bill says) a RTF companion computer. @James both the PX4 (is actually a value added…"
Aug 5, 2016
Greg commented on Enterprise Drone Solutions's blog post Enterprise Drone Solutions announces Théa: the world’s first UAS to meet the high standards for an ​FAA Airworthiness Certificate
"I think we should give EDS a chance. Have you begun the process of getting an FAA airworthiness certificate? What does that mean? Can you give a link to this criteria? I'd like to know: 1. Is the drone waterproof and 2. What is the maximum…"
Jul 27, 2016

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John Arne Birkeland commented on Greg's blog post Have Multi Rotors Killed the Helicopter?
"@Gary Experienced R/C helicopter pilots will often throttle cut and auto rotate the last meter or so as a part of normal landings, to remove excess energy before touch-down."
Jul 21, 2016

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Andy Little commented on Greg's blog post Have Multi Rotors Killed the Helicopter?
"@Rob Lets do the maths. For an equivalent swept area the helicopter needs a 56" (1.4 m) diameter blade according to my maths. IOW the helicopter blade must be twice the diameter of the quadcopter blade.Simplifying greatly, the mass off a body…"
Jul 19, 2016
Gary McCray commented on Greg's blog post Have Multi Rotors Killed the Helicopter?
"@ Rob +1 The article is not well written and references a lot of irrelevant or marginally relevant information. But as you said, the basic conclusion is correct. The most significant danger with helis is to dissipate all that rotational energy…"
Jul 18, 2016
Rob_Lefebvre commented on Greg's blog post Have Multi Rotors Killed the Helicopter?
"So I've had a chance to read the entire thing.While I am a proponent of helicopters, I think this article gets a few things wrong.  It's a complicated topic, but I think they get a lot of the details wrong.  And I also question…"
Jul 18, 2016
Rob_Lefebvre commented on Greg's blog post Have Multi Rotors Killed the Helicopter?
"Andy, have you ever been near a quadcopter with 28" props?Until you have, you are comparing tangerines and grapefruit.THAT is the number one reason for this misplaced fear of helicopters.  Because historically, the helicopters most people…"
Jul 18, 2016

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Andy Little commented on Greg's blog post Have Multi Rotors Killed the Helicopter?
"The killing point against RCHelicopters though is that they are scarey. When  a RC heli is flying at my local field I don't feel comfortable within 20 yards of it for whatever reason. I may be alone in that view but I don't think so .…"
Jul 18, 2016
Rob_Lefebvre commented on Greg's blog post Have Multi Rotors Killed the Helicopter?
"Ravi, though Quaternion in Spain are working in a qas powered hybrid-electric quadcopter that does fly for over 2 hours. In my mind, however, you can't get past some basic math.  Let's say you have two aircraft that have the same…"
Jul 17, 2016
Ravi commented on Greg's blog post Have Multi Rotors Killed the Helicopter?
"for long endurances helis are still the winner. what about a 3 hrs flight. not possible with a multicopter. but yes with a gas heli. since they have a single rotor it's easy to make a drive train for the rotor."
Jul 17, 2016
Gary McCray commented on Greg's blog post Have Multi Rotors Killed the Helicopter?
"Hi John, I think Rob also agrees about the bad landings deficit. I wonder if that problem could be reduced through some innovative design though. Many copters already have free pivoting rotor blades which partially disconnects them from the mass of…"
Jul 16, 2016

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Have Multi Rotors Killed the Helicopter?

Posted on July 15, 2016 at 5:21am 12 Comments

I think not and am expecting a resurgence of the good old heli.

This article puts forward a lot of good arguments for the helicopter (all be it in baby terms) but do you think there is truth in these claims?

A new Chinese unmanned helicopter might be the industry’s first critical step to a…

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Fiilex AL250 Intelligent Aerial Light for Solo

Posted on May 25, 2016 at 10:27am 1 Comment

Sky light: Dynamic set lighting from virtually any angle. Just pop it up and hover, or use Solo’s smart technology to track with your subject. The light plugs into Solo's accessory bay, so you can even use it at the same time you use your gimbaled GoPro.....…

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Drone hit British Airways plane approaching Heathrow Airport

Posted on April 17, 2016 at 11:20am 15 Comments

Breaking news on BBC.

Could be a first proper strike. Or not.

A plane approaching Heathrow Airport is believed to have hit a drone before it landed safely, the Metropolitan Police have said.

The British Airways flight from Geneva was hit as it approached the London airport at about 12:50…

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Quadcopter drone 'deliberately flown at passenger airliner' over Essex

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 11:00am 7 Comments

  • Plane came within 80ft of colliding with drone as it went to land at Southend
  • Pilot of 74-seater airliner said quadcopter was 'very close' to right…
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