"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…"
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…"
"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?"
"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…"
"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…"
"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:…"
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…"
"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 :-)"
"Citation from: http://www.unicopter.com/A084.html:
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
why try to make exemptions for a special use (despite the effort it would create huge grey areas, which regulators will not like). My feeling is the differentiation hobby/non-hobby will be in the coming regulations. And its not too bad.
"In general I like the idea. To convince me to back the project I´d like to see some on board footage (HD, which it should be).
Is this shown anywhere? I´m a little sceptical about the placement of the camera. If you try to look forward…"