Horace Cunningham
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Gimbal board compatible with APM 2.6

Started Jul 20 0 Replies

Hi guys,I am looking to build a 2 axis gimbal with X and Y rotation for the mobius action cam. What I want to know is exactly how to integrate a gimbal board with APM 2.6 to allow for remote…Continue

Tags: 2.6, APM, gimbal

Gimbal board compatible with APM 2.6

Started Jul 20 0 Replies

Hi guys,I am looking to build a 2 axis gimbal with X and Y rotation for the mobius action cam. What I want to know is exactly how to integrate a gimbal board with APM 2.6 to allow for remote…Continue

Tags: gimbal

UAV project for surveillance: need some advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mell Feb 18, 2013. 32 Replies

Hi guys my first post here.Me and a friend of mine is working on designing a low cost mid range drone for agricultural and law enforment use here in Jamaica.The range we are hoping to achieve is…Continue

 

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Jul 20
Mell replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
Feb 18, 2013
Vladimir "Lazy" Khudyakov replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"Every job cost a money. You ready for pay?"
Feb 1, 2013
Horace Cunningham replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"As in: Help with finalizing an airframe design"
Feb 1, 2013
Vladimir "Lazy" Khudyakov replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"What exactly you mean? "
Feb 1, 2013
Horace Cunningham replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"BTW could the two persons interested in providing technical advice please contact me?"
Feb 1, 2013
Horace Cunningham replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"Sorry for my absence I have been busy on some other stuffs so I was not able to update you guys. We have made several modifications to our design and is now looking to build a model that has a maximum range of 25km and a flight duration of upwards…"
Feb 1, 2013
Tim Wilkin replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"Horace: All good points you make and certainly, if your goals include improving the knowledge and skill base for the local community and building capacity in this area, then developing your own solution is a reasonable approach to take. I would…"
Dec 12, 2012
Vladimir "Lazy" Khudyakov replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"I build and flew something similar to you need..."
Dec 12, 2012
Horace Cunningham replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"Thanks for your input Tim.   Buying a drone will defeat one of the key points however: indigenous development. Local producing the system would be aignificant boost to our local science community but would also afford us a window into the…"
Dec 12, 2012
Tim Wilkin replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"Given this project scope you'd be far better going for an existing commerical UAV solution and adapting to your operational needs (which almost all suppliers would work with you to do). Your requirements meet (most of) the capabilities of the…"
Dec 11, 2012
Horace Cunningham replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"Thanks for your input Jay Bryon. I prefer going with a gas engine because of the size of the craft I am looking at. As I said though range and loiter time as well as stall speed are the most crucial variables now, the others can all change(those are…"
Dec 11, 2012
Jay Bryon replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"Hi Horace,  A few thoughts- If you are able to do a control station or two on the mountain tops, you will have better LOS for control, as when the bird goes down to 500ft, LOS links can get dicey.  There are also fresnel effects for radio…"
Dec 11, 2012
Horace Cunningham replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"Thanks again for your analysis.   I managed to track down the engine I first came across a month back, could not find the name but this morning I managed to find the PDF on my…"
Dec 10, 2012
Andrew Rabbitt replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"Your gas engine will need an electronic fuel injection system to allow operation at the altitude you're proposing. I'd also suggest that such a large single-cylinder engine will give you vibration problems which will always be a headache.…"
Dec 10, 2012
Horace Cunningham replied to Horace Cunningham's discussion UAV project for surveillance: need some advice
"The flaps are for quick landing incase an improvised runway is needed which in this case would be a road and Jamaica roads arent usually straight for great distances.   The engine is gas…"
Dec 9, 2012

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