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Multirotors: The Rotor / EDF choice difficulty...

Started May 7, 2015 0 Replies

With what, 357 some-odd subjects in this particular forum/thread/whatever, I decided not to go through all 357 to see if someone might have covered this, so if this has been covered, feel free to…Continue

Is this the most neglected subject on DIY Drones ?!?

Started May 7, 2015 0 Replies

Only a couple of pages into this section of the forum and I see dates going back a year or more, and I also see so many posts with "0 Replies", no "Likes", etc. This is a serious problem not taken…Continue

What to do if you are not able to get your questions answered here...

Started this discussion. Last reply by J Smith May 8, 2015. 64 Replies

I have scanned this particular forum going back to early 2013, and have seen so many worthy ideas and questions that have received little or no feedback.My recommendation is that if you post a…Continue

Alarming lack of interest !

Started Apr 29, 2015 0 Replies

This is not a rant against this forum/website, but about the alarming lack of interest I see in anything that is not "help me fix this?" or "what should I buy?"I felt badly that key posts I made were…Continue

 

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Andrew A replied to J Smith's discussion WHAT IS WRONG HERE ???
"I have had a frustrating time with my posts on here as well. I am not saying that I give a lot of good ideas, but I just want simple feedback to some (seemingly) simple questions because I typically spend hours and hours reading all the different…"
Sep 22, 2015
J Smith replied to Corey's discussion Spectra Laminate Over EPO
"- Could you use a different foam that is more compatible with the rest?"
May 31, 2015
Martin Reed replied to J Smith's discussion Serious advice needed - I want to help but also avoid regrets...
"Not harsh or critical, in my opinion! Mind if I drop you a PM? Would like to hear more about your R&D builds!"
May 26, 2015

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Hugues replied to J Smith's discussion Serious advice needed - I want to help but also avoid regrets...
"What drone issues or weaknesses do you design (s) solve? Without revealing your design(s) we could at least tell you if they are really addressing things nobody solved yet..."
May 26, 2015
George Kelly replied to J Smith's discussion Serious advice needed - I want to help but also avoid regrets...
"Not a patent attorney, Martin, no. It comes from experience. The ins and outs of patenting strategies are a pet topic of mine. Certainly, the standard disclaimer applies - 'consult a professional in important legal matters'. In…"
May 26, 2015
Martin Reed replied to J Smith's discussion Serious advice needed - I want to help but also avoid regrets...
"Thanks for contributing your expertise here, George - are you a patent attorney, or did you learn all this from experience?"
May 25, 2015
George Kelly replied to J Smith's discussion Serious advice needed - I want to help but also avoid regrets...
"Andrew in the first reply is correct, IMO. Lots of people here, myself included, have been convinced we had 'groundbreaking' ideas, only to discover in the real world, it was the ground that did the breaking. (sorry, couldn't…"
May 23, 2015
JoeBob replied to J Smith's discussion Serious advice needed - I want to help but also avoid regrets...
"If your primary goal is to keep your ideas secret, perhaps a forum dedicated to open source flight code is not a good fit. Kinda hard to get anyone to test your ideas for you if you don't tell them what brainstorm is blowing apart your skull."
May 23, 2015
Sam Arbizo replied to J Smith's discussion Serious advice needed - I want to help but also avoid regrets...
"I know in LA there was an inventors group that would have regular meetings.  Everyone in the group was an inventor and thus understood the importance of protecting IP.  To be in the group everyone had to sign an NDA.  I think that…"
May 21, 2015
Martin Reed replied to J Smith's discussion Serious advice needed - I want to help but also avoid regrets...
"I wonder if there's a way of creating some kind of group for potential new designs where people could share and get feedback without fear of IP theft. I think the main obstacle is figuring out who would be allowed in and how you'd be able…"
May 21, 2015
Sam Arbizo replied to J Smith's discussion Serious advice needed - I want to help but also avoid regrets...
"I completely feel your pain... I'm sorta in the same boat.  I think I have some good design ideas that others might find useful but also might be stolen or implemented before I do.  It kinda sucks cause that means that I'm…"
May 21, 2015
J Smith added 5 discussions to the group Vanguard Paradigm
May 10, 2015
Lars Hansen replied to J Smith's discussion Helicopter (Multirotor?) Speed Limit - Beyond educational, I love the visual art of this ! in the group Vanguard Paradigm
"You are giving me an idea for an Art project there. Thanks !"
May 10, 2015
J Smith replied to J Smith's discussion Truly advanced to the point of being scary... in the group Vanguard Paradigm
"What I find truly amazing in the first video, is that Raffaello D'Andrea explains that with the stick, the drones were programmed to deal with it, but where the glass of blue water was used, they were given no special programming, and the way…"
May 8, 2015
J Smith replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Build Your Own Copter--Part V (1.5 hour Video/FPV Quad)
"Sorry, for some reason I did not get the notice of this/your reply, and just now saw it as I was documenting your post here. The problem situation is always the same: Craft weight (with equipment, minus batteries) - Battery weight - flight time. An…"
May 8, 2015
Lars Hansen replied to J Smith's discussion Truly advanced to the point of being scary... in the group Vanguard Paradigm
"Truly amazing, especially the first video. Imagine that the accuracy of the balancing of the stick and glass of wine, mean for safety, when travelling with passengers, meaning that fast deceleration will constantly fit the known G forces suitable…"
May 8, 2015

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About Me:
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Computer Tech, CADD Designer.
Involved with Virtual Reality, Artificial Intellegence, Autonomous Security, Other interests,and now Drones.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
General interest in everything to do with true 'private' drones, as opposed to commercial delivery drones.
Seriously concerned with coming legal and regulatory threats to personal UAVs/Private Drones.
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