Mark Bateson
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Mark Bateson commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Droneshare now has No-fly Zones
"Does this also include designated NOAA coastal marine sanctuaries that we should be aware of?"
yesterday
Mark Bateson commented on Jack Crossfire's blog post The big 3 without editing
"Creative live went to considerable expense putting these two days of training together so unless you already have permission from creative live, what gives you the right to hijack their content and place it on YouTube?"
Wednesday
Mark Bateson commented on Eugene Potapov's blog post Quad used in monitoring of rare eagle nests
"In 2012 McGill University also conducted similar research flying Draganfly systems in Canada, studying raptor nests. Here's a link to a short video about the project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ3o4fWdJCc"
May 24
Mark Bateson commented on cmiser's blog post Falcon UAV Selected For Anti Poaching Missions in Africa
"Chris, I extend my sincere congratulations! It's not only a great use for the aircraft but even more, an opportunity to make a difference. Very well done. Sincerely, Mark"
Feb 4
Mark Bateson commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post 30km (18.6mi) Autonomous Flight!
"Thank you for the response Trent. You have a misunderstanding of the guidelines, please read AC 91-57 Issued June 9th, 1981 - point 3c, which clearly states RC aircraft should never be flown over 400' AGL. If you are within 3 miles of an…"
Oct 26, 2013
Mark Bateson commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post 30km (18.6mi) Autonomous Flight!
"Trent, your video work has improved quite a bit and congratulations with your results. I need to point out a few safety issues though. You were flying at 180m (590') and with the heavy fog you had no visual eyes on the aircraft or even worse…"
Oct 26, 2013
Mark Bateson commented on Steve's blog post Lick Observatory - Brushless Gimbal
"Nice video and maybe next time you can talk them into rotating and opening a dome at dusk while you're flying... that would be a nice touch. In regards to the NEX if you aren't already, try using a very fast memory card and here are some…"
Aug 6, 2013
Mark Bateson commented on Joshua Ott's blog post New 3DR Products: Y6, X8, FPV kit, and APM 2.6
"To the 3DR team... sounds like the patent issue might be serious but in regards to the helicopters what is the maximum payload capacity for the Y6 and X8? Please post a "motor out" video with the helicopters carrying a significant payload.…"
Jul 9, 2013
Dale Reed left a comment for Mark Bateson
"Mark, It's me your old Field school buddy...I want to catch up...send me a note reed555@verizon.net "
Jul 1, 2013
Mark Bateson commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post Autopilot Mayday!
"Hi Trent, hey as always I enjoy your adventures and love your enthusiasm but I have to say again, please stop flying next to that freeway. If you came down on the freeway and caused an accident, you might injure someone and besides getting into lots…"
Sep 20, 2012
Mark Bateson commented on Phillip Jones's blog post Getting ready for AUVSI
"There are some beautiful kits at Vario Helicopters ... here's an EC135 as an example http://www.vario-helicopter.net/products/fuselage-kits/petrol-helicopters/ec-135.html"
Jul 13, 2012
Mark Bateson commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post Lost and Found Drone - Losing and Finding our Shrike
"You were incredibly lucky to locate the plane - wow, just another 50 feet into that tall grass and it would have been really tough to visually locate ... or a gated road or private property with dogs. Glad you were able to locate it and it all…"
Jun 30, 2012
Mark Bateson commented on Chris Anderson's blog post A warning on travelling with drones in your luggage
"Much of the new awareness over transporting LiPo batteries in the cargo hold resulted from a fatal UPS cargo plane crash in Dubai. There are differing conclusions but in general it's believed the fire was caused by the LiPo shipment they were…"
Jun 25, 2012
Mark Bateson commented on Chris Anderson's blog post A warning on travelling with drones in your luggage
"I have traveled worldwide with my helicopters for the last couple of years with no problem. Like Chris, my systems are packed in Pelican Style cases, I leave a photo and description of what's being transported inside the case for TSA and…"
Jun 24, 2012
Mark Bateson replied to Simone Chiaretta's discussion Puffed battery
"Do not drill or pound holes in your battery ... Very dangerous and not recommended. The battery layers are porus and the salt water will safely discharge the cells. Just simply place them in salt water and that's it. I typically leave mine in a…"
Jun 24, 2012
Mark Bateson commented on Matthew Schroyer's blog post Journalism Drone "Journo Drone 2" takes flight
"Certainly a great application and one that many have discussed over the years. As you're probably aware at least in the United States the FAA is the big obstacle. News Corp recently used a quad helicopter to survey and report flood and tornado…"
Jun 3, 2012

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About Me:
President of the M1 Consulting Group LLC
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
30 years RC helicopter experience currently flying Procerus fixed wing systems, Draganfly helicopter systems and develop fixed wing UAV and payload systems. Interested to learn more about the work being done here.

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 3:31pm on December 4, 2010, Luis Ramos said…
Hello Mark, i really love that design. First of all i have to say i´m sorry for my english because i may put so mistakes when i try to put on words all thats on my mind, second if you ever think of sell on of this birds PLEASE send me an email because i have search for something like this for a long time. I remember when i see the video from Nitroplanes of the new composite Raven thik that finaly i have a good airframe that i could work with but once again Nitroplanes dont send it to Portugal, its a big box they say (do i told you that i have buy a 72" Edge 540 also from USA???? thats really a big box). Even if you think of selling a second hand of it i´m interested ok just send me an email.
At 4:48pm on July 1, 2013, Dale Reed said…

Mark, It's me your old Field school buddy...I want to catch up...send me a note reed555@verizon.net

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