"Thanks for posting, worth reading the full article.
Especially the part in payload and cost comparison between Cessna and Scaneagle... It really comes down to the one sentence: They are where it makes economic sense for them to be.
"Austin, I´m referring to the airframe in the link I posted about the flight in 2007...
Nothing about the one of the starter of this post.
Blended winds can be effecient, but are not automatically...
"It looks like a typical "we´ve done it first" project. Which is fine from an academic/student/publicity point of view. The video is too much focused on the "great possibilities" stuff for me. More technical data would be…"
"Jason, watching both videos I think its unlikely they used this system for the London flight.
Looked like normally flying Asctec quadrotor precision.. (which is quite good)
- Precision was (sadly) not so good (see the moving…"
"Joshua, Adam, I think here is the one big point that makes the difference.
The difference between hobby rocketry and spaceflight is just soooo much bigger than the difference between a hobby UAV and a Predator (really...).
I think the goal of…"
"Not sure if this is going to work... Some reasons:
- DIY-Drones was founded out of interest, led to a community and then to commercial success. They try to start from the end (probably encouraged by the success story here?) Not sure if a community…"
"David, thanks for the link. Good information.
To everyone thinking about doing the same. Some things to consider:
-Think about the law (flight permissions and radio frequencies). Sadly no info on that...
-Take care with hydrogen (he used for cost…"
probably the term you are missing is "gain sheduling", and here I think your idea with using XFLR5 data could be a good one! So you pre calculate tables with resulting moments from control surface movements. These are dependent…"
"Main sensor seems to be the well known laser scanner... plus camera and LED-lights.
Actually 60$ seems quite cheap to me, regarding the cost of this setup and developement. Is there a (english) reference to that? For that price many researchers…"
"I think it is important to have up to date numbers on this because it helps to argument against the fears spread in the news when they are talking about "several tenthousand UAS spying on you..."
It shows there is careful consideration for…"
"Gary, thats a hard question t answer, very important, though.
When it comes to legal commercial UAS you should be able to tell by the numbers of COA´s ore equivilant in other countires. I suppose this number is quite limited. Some hundred…"
"Chris, I think this is a very important issue. I also get asked things like this quite often...
One thing to consider would be to arrange this list in a manner that people without further knowledge are first pointed at applications that clearly make…"
"If you look at the Lehmann homepage you can see that this system is basically a downgraded version of their other platforms which are able to be programmed with waypoints, telemetry etc.
It´s most likely they try to get into the "mass…"