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Who's liable for Autonmous Drones?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dwgsparky Jun 22. 3 Replies

With the advent of new multicopter's like the Lily (https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=65&v=4vGcH0Bk3hg) which is designed…Continue

v1.2.22 problems with flight modes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Navigant Nov 25, 2012. 4 Replies

I'm currently happily running Arduplane 2.65 and Mission Planner 1.2.20.I upgraded to 1.2.22 today and when I changed flight modes the HUD didn't display the new mode, instead an error msg…Continue

Disable RTL failsafe when plane is on the ground

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hai Tran Oct 29, 2012. 2 Replies

Is it possible to disable RTL failsafe when the plane is on the ground?I did this test, I removed the prop, then I connected up the battery without having the transmitter on, a few seconds later the…Continue

Finwing Penguin FPV aircraft

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marino Ramirez Sep 6, 2014. 12 Replies

I know that Penguin's don't fly, but this I'm pretty happy with mine.I've just completed 5 flights with my Penguin and I would have to say that it is a pleasure to build and fly. It has all the…Continue

 

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Hai Tran commented on Applied Aeronautics's blog post The Albatross UAV - Ready to Launch
"Haven't seen any updates on kickstarter."
Jul 20

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Hai Tran commented on Applied Aeronautics's blog post The Albatross UAV - Ready to Launch
"Making a press release announcing shipping of the airframe at the same time as telling backers of a delay in shipping followed by a month of silence makes me feel like doing a credit card charge back too."
Jul 20
Dwgsparky replied to Hai Tran's discussion Who's liable for Autonmous Drones?
"The driverless cars are beginning to see the same problem, liability, not just for accidents but speeding, parking and other offenses. who gets the ticket! the  owner, passenger, programmer , GPS manufacturer etc , etc.  Ultimately the…"
Jun 22

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Hai Tran replied to Hai Tran's discussion Who's liable for Autonmous Drones?
"That's a good answer, the pilot in command.  But who is the pilot in command?  Traditionally it's the person with the RC in their hands is the PIC, not the person wearing the follow me module.  With autonomous cars possibly…"
Jun 22
matt.koestner replied to Hai Tran's discussion Who's liable for Autonmous Drones?
"In my opinion, it is whoever is the pilot in command.  If flying autonomously, whoever is executing the mission and following the flight is responsible.  The ability to abort a mission and fly manually is important and the Lily and others…"
Jun 22

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Hai Tran posted a discussion

Who's liable for Autonmous Drones?

With the advent of new multicopter's like the Lily (https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=65&v=4vGcH0Bk3hg) which is designed specifically for completely autonomous flight without a traditional R/C has anyone considered who's responsible for the aircraft, say in the case it flies into a person or damages property?Whilst the ability to do "follow me" isn't new, normally there still is a person with an R/C and that person switches…See More
Jun 22

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Hai Tran replied to Mr Flying Pizza's discussion Fool proof guide for newbies to avoid flyaways or disarm problems?
"Tie a piece of string to the drone."
Jun 19

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Hai Tran commented on Applied Aeronautics's blog post The Albatross UAV - Ready to Launch
"Applied Aeronautics: hmmm received an email from you telling me that instead of my ordering being shipped this month it's been delayed. This reflects either poor planning or poor communications on your behalf.  If you were planning on…"
Jun 18

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Hai Tran commented on Katrina Rosen's blog post Boeing patents drone recharge system
"@Gary if the/an idea has been published anywhere before it would invalidate the patent.  So if the community is proactive with coming up with ideas and publishing them, it would prevent companies from obtaining a patent and denying technology."
Jun 8

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Hai Tran commented on Charles Blouin's blog post Transport Canada to investigate ''Roman Candle Attack''
"On Jackass they had twin paintball markers on an rc heli shooting up their guys who were on a slippery mat covered in oil, it was funny as.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQtqdks_pYA"
May 23

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Hai Tran commented on Martin von Kameke's blog post Beast TX - The ultimate UAV Controller
"Release 4th Quarter 2014? Really? Q4 2014 finishes in 20 days or so."
Dec 11, 2014

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Hai Tran commented on Postal's blog post SenseFly Ebee head impact test
"I've thought above trying the same thing many times, except I didn't want to risk damaging the eBee."
Oct 15, 2014

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Hai Tran commented on Postal's blog post SenseFly Ebee head impact test
"Awesome! "
Oct 15, 2014
BayAreaCrasher commented on Hai Tran's blog post 3D Printed FPV Quad Racer
"Yes these copters all generally look the same but not like this.  The landing gear!  It's exactly the same.  You can't "stumble" across that.  "
Oct 10, 2014
Jonathan Hair commented on Hai Tran's blog post 3D Printed FPV Quad Racer
"I agree that it sure looks a lot like Steve's design posted on thingiverse... which seems a little shady. You may have drawn it yourself, but that does beg the question why it looks so identical? In any case, why pay $50 for a 3d printed quad…"
Oct 10, 2014
Steve commented on Hai Tran's blog post 3D Printed FPV Quad Racer
"Serious pair of balls on you man. If you took the time to draw these I am not sure why you copied my design so closely. Good luck with your kickstarter. Expected a lot more from a moderator. You didnt even credit the "inspiration" for your…"
Oct 10, 2014

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About Me:
I love to fly. My record for take offs and landings is still equal (in non UAVs). I've crashed to0 many radio controlled aircraft.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Spent alot of time flying RC helicopters 10 years ago, wanted to build a UAV, but the technology wasn't available yet. Now it is I'd like to get back into it.

I had a Arducopter Hexa, and a APM Skywalker.

I current have a FY21 Skywalker, Zepyhr II, Parkzone Habu, Parkzone T28, Falcon wing, Droidworx Octo and CX4. Scarab Stealth Quad, MQX, Gaui 500
Hometown:
Perth

Hai Tran's Blog

LiPO Fire Testing

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 7:38pm 7 Comments

In light of the recently ATSB report that identified an Australian Certified UAV Operator at the cause of a LiPO fire onboard an airline flight, I've decided to release some footage from our internal staff training video that shows what happens when LiPOs go up in smoke.  

In the…

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LiPO Fire onboard Fijian Airlines B737

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 4:48am 49 Comments

The Australian Transportation Safety Bureau published its report in relation to a cargo hold smoke event involving a Boeing 737. …

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Coptercam makes its aircraft available to the public for the first time

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 10:51am 18 Comments

Coptercam has grown to become Australia's #1 UAV aerial cinematography service provider, up until now it has kept pretty quiet the aircraft it uses.  In fact some of their competitors poke fun them because they don't advertise the aircraft they use on their website.

For the first time, Coptercam has…

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