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MarcS commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post Canada to Regulate Recreational Flights Like Commercial
"Is it just me or does this part of the document contain a "wrong equation"... - RPA for recreation = model aircraft - model aircraft community != recreational RPA users != RPA industrie (commercial) Anyway, I can hardly see a point in…"
Feb 11
MarcS commented on Andy Nickerson's blog post Flexrotor operating without launch/retrieval apparatus
"It is a really interesting and well engineered design. My guess is, that because of complexity and price it will end in niche markets, like Scaneagle and Aerosonde..."
Dec 31, 2014
MarcS commented on Greg Nuspel's blog post Coaxial without swash plate
"Hi, interesting idea. Back in my head I did remember something similar. After some search it turnes out it actually was long ago. It is called Keyence Revolutor by a japanese company, which actually also sold mini quadcopter over 20 years…"
Dec 14, 2014
MarcS commented on Adrien HADJ-SALAH's blog post BreezeUAV : An open-source autopilot for UAV
"Hi Adrien, nice project, I know the feeling of developing something from scratch to work :-) Just an advice about the XBee868 from my experience: Take care about the duty cycle with these units. It´s limited to 10% and if you exceed it…"
Dec 10, 2014
MarcS commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post New Transport Canada UAV Regulations Arrive!
"Did anyone notice the DO NOT section saying: "Do not fly closer than 9km from built-up areas" Ok, this leaves a lot of space in Canada :-)  But for many applications it means to ask for an SFOC, doesn´t it?"
Nov 28, 2014
MarcS commented on Chris Anderson's blog post ETH drone shows real-time 3D scanning and coordination with a ground rover
"Hi Chris, it´s University of Zurich, which is not ETH, even if they are close :-) "
Sep 1, 2014
MarcS commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Wimbledon Drone Delivery Challenge
"This T3 seems to favor copters and helis :-( I´d like to go fixed wing but to be able to compete (when I take the Hobbyking Beerlift challenge as a reference would take a huge effort in…"
Jul 7, 2014
MarcS commented on Chris Anderson's blog post ESA does another copter-rover drop, this time with awesomely over-the-top music
"Hey guys, whats the negative attitude about here??? There is a group of researchers showing an experiment using a multicopter. You should use it as a positive example what the technology can be used for... (Even if it´s not Ardupilot :-) And…"
Jul 6, 2014
MarcS commented on Stefan Gofferje's blog post Updated: A closer look at DJI's no-fly zones
"Did anybody, including the thread starter, even watch the video linked in the post? The actual "no fly zone" is 1.5 miles with a cone going higher from there to the 5 mile ring. On smaller airports its 0.6 miles. Not that I would welcome…"
Apr 12, 2014
MarcS commented on Joseph Aletky's blog post 134km/83.5 Mile, 4 hour flight with our Skywalker
"Just to put it in perspective: Over ten years ago, the so called sunrise-sunset competitions (minimum number of flilghts for whole day of electrical flying) were stopped because they were no longer interesting:…"
Feb 12, 2014
MarcS commented on Chris Anderson's blog post High-precision RTK GPS coming to ArduPilot
"Jesus, you are confusing differential GPS and RTK. It has something in common, but to be general, RTK is a method to massively improve precision by measuring carrier phase signals rather then the code, which is normally done. Since the phase returns…"
Feb 8, 2014
MarcS commented on Chris Anderson's blog post High-precision RTK GPS coming to ArduPilot
"That would really be great value!! Fingers crossed it works in dynamic environments on copters or even harder on planes... There are nice things you can do then (can say this after having done some stuff with the expensive RTK systems :-)"
Feb 8, 2014
MarcS commented on Gary McCray's blog post Some MultiCopter Design Thoughts.
"Citation from:   Meanwhile, putting the pusher prop at the back, so the airplane does not have to fly through that prop's slipstream, means that the prop now has to fly through all the disturbed airflow…"
Jan 22, 2014
MarcS commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Drones taking off in Hollywood
"Gary, did you read the article? It says they ink a one time deal for each filming. No Idea how they do it but the problems are adressed in the article. I think filming for movies is not comparable to "certain events" happening around FPV…"
Nov 8, 2013
MarcS commented on Sue Rosenstock's blog post Aha: How Drones are Helping Farmers Produce Healthier Crops
"Will the talks be available online? Or generally more information? My 1st question at the moment is if there is a toolchain from the pictures taken over crop fields to the input of modern farming machines (be it John Deere, Claas or whatever…"
Nov 7, 2013
MarcS commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Drones taking off in Hollywood
"Hey, you should read the whole article (and by the way post a matching picture...). The person interviewed was Emmanuel Previnaire of Flying-Cam. They are using a quite huge helicopter for the big hollywood productions (and doing that…"
Nov 7, 2013

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Anti whaling activists using UAV to track whaling fleet

Posted on December 25, 2011 at 6:59am 26 Comments

Just found this in the news:

The Sea Shepherd ship, Steve Irwin, deployed a drone to successfully locate and photograph the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru on December 24th.…


Deciphering bird flight, scientific way

Posted on April 26, 2011 at 8:13am 1 Comment

There was a lot or rumor about the Festo Smartbird in the last weeks. They actually built a nice bird, mainly by simulating and trial and error (see the movie posted lately Video).

Now scientist go to the roots, letting an owl fly through a bunch of cameras measuring the movement.…


Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 1:24pm on September 20, 2011, Veikko Vierola said…

Hi, is that Cularis in the picture?


At 1:47pm on September 20, 2011, MarcS said…

Hi Veikko,

close :-) it´s an Easy-Glider...

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