John C Hansen
  • Saint Charles, IL
  • United States

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Tricopter vs Quadcopter vs Hexacopter

Started May 2, 2017 0 Replies

When thinking through the three different designs, I am pondering what would be the desirable traits of a Tri, Quad, or Hex, if the overall flight capability of each were the same in terms of the…Continue

Tags: Drone Design, Hexacopters, Tricopters, Quadcopters

Looking for a NORMAL Focal Length Lens

Started Apr 29, 2017 0 Replies

Where are the best resources for cameras with a FOV of around 40 degrees? This is equivalent to what we commonly call a "normal" focal length. And, once we find this lens, where would I find a 1"…Continue

Tags: Normal Focal Lenth

Connection a USB joystick to a Ground Station

Started Apr 29, 2017 0 Replies

Is there a (standard) way that joysticks can be used in place of the more common controls that are included with all radio controllers?Continue

Tags: Joysticks

Availability of Shrouded Propellers for hovering platforms

Started Apr 20, 2017 0 Replies

I have read a number of threads related to shrouded propellers. And, if the primary goal were to significantly improve the safety of a drone used for close inspection of buildings and roofs, then any…Continue

Tags: Propeller, Shrouded


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About Me:
I am a licensed home Inspector in Illinois with experience as a private pilot. I also have a limited amount of experience building model RC planes and assembling electronics on PCBs.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am looking to build a task-specific drone that is designed to do inspections of roofs without the need for ladders and actually walking the roof. I am looking for the optimum flight controls and camera sensor / lens that will make roof inspections safe and result in quality photographs that will be included in my inspection reports. Video capture is not a priority, and speed and distance traveled is also not part of my criteria.
Saint Charles, IL

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