"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…"
"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…"