Michael Lingg
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Arducopter powered from an outlet?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Lingg Dec 1, 2010. 2 Replies

My Arducopter was just delivered by DHL and mother nature is also delivering four inches of the cold stuff at the same time.  This will be my first airborne RC (plenty of RC cars and boats) and my…Continue

US Regulation Clairification?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duane Brocious Nov 16, 2010. 4 Replies

How is built up areas defined? I live in a residental with nearly all 1 story building and behind my back yard is a wooded creek area.  If I take off from my back yard (~75x40 foot) and fly over my…Continue

Best source for airframe parts?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Aug 10, 2010. 4 Replies

Not sure this forums is the best spot for this question but I don't see a better one... I've been doing some basic research so I can start working on a Drone once I complete my Thesis.  I'm expecting…Continue

 

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Michael Lingg commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Gyro-stabilized coaxial heli is the #1 toy this Christmas
"Just got one of these myself, it survived a couple hard crashes the first couple minutes of flying (sure drops like a rock if you back off the throttle too fast) but after that I had no trouble flying it at all.  Considering I've never…"
Jan 5, 2011
Michael Lingg commented on Robert Godlewski's blog post Lipo Batteries Exploding - has anyone ever experienced this? (+ what do you recommend)
"@ John - My Amazon Kindle has a LiPo... Wasn't really expecting that.   Just a side question, if a battery puffs up is there a good place to dispose of them since they are no longer safe for use?"
Dec 29, 2010
Michael Lingg replied to Michael Lingg's discussion Arducopter powered from an outlet?
"Excellent, thanks!"
Dec 1, 2010
Sebastian Gralla replied to Michael Lingg's discussion Arducopter powered from an outlet?
"12V DC min 15Amps (more is better ~ 20Amps would be good)"
Dec 1, 2010
Michael Lingg posted a discussion

Arducopter powered from an outlet?

My Arducopter was just delivered by DHL and mother nature is also delivering four inches of the cold stuff at the same time.  This will be my first airborne RC (plenty of RC cars and boats) and my first time using LiPo batteries which I don't think I want to charge and use in my house for my first time and it's too cold outside. As an alternative I'm thinking about hooking it up with an ac/dc adapter and plugging it into a house outlet.  Initially I'm not looking at long range flights but just…See More
Dec 1, 2010
Michael Lingg commented on Jose Julio's blog post Indoor fun with a tiny ArduCopter quadcopter
"I did a search the other day and this site appears to have most everything: http://www.kitesandfunthings.com/category.aspx?categoryid=16&startpage=0"
Nov 18, 2010
Michael Lingg commented on Johann Van Niekerk's blog post Lipos go BOOOM
"And to think these things are closely related to the batteries in half of my devices these days... Each time I see one if these reinforces that I'm charging these things outside."
Nov 17, 2010
Michael Lingg commented on Jean-Louis Naudin's blog post The SCORPID-500 UAV an OAT controlled VTOL craft
"I believe this design differs a tad from Gress' design as this one has a 45 degree angle for the tilt as opposed to the Gress 90 degree angle. Balances the gyroscopic effects while still allowing for propulsion from the rotors being tilted?"
Nov 17, 2010
Duane Brocious replied to Michael Lingg's discussion US Regulation Clairification?
"If you are flying recreationally and under RC control. The FAA guidelines recommend flying under 400' alt. and 3 miles away from airports. Nothing more. Use common sense, stay away from house and people's yards etc.."
Nov 16, 2010
Bertrand Duchiron replied to Michael Lingg's discussion US Regulation Clairification?
"the airport is in a class B or C , the core zone is 5 miles for C but for B it depend form one airport to another, you have to refer to the chart if it s B."
Nov 15, 2010
Michael Lingg replied to Michael Lingg's discussion US Regulation Clairification?
"There wouldn't happen to be sectional maps with a touch more detail in the roads would there? The creek that goes through my back yard appears to be shown on the sectional chart with the built up area north of the creek but not covering it,…"
Nov 15, 2010

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Gary Mortimer replied to Michael Lingg's discussion US Regulation Clairification?
"If its yellow on your local sectional chart its a built up area, well in the UK anyway. I'm sure its the same there."
Nov 15, 2010
Michael Lingg posted a discussion

US Regulation Clairification?

How is built up areas defined? I live in a residental with nearly all 1 story building and behind my back yard is a wooded creek area.  If I take off from my back yard (~75x40 foot) and fly over my back yard or the woods am I legal or is this too close to the "built up area".  Beyond the woods is a small park that will put me at least an eight of a mile from any houses in any direction and woods between the park and any house, is this sufficient? Does fully controlled (fly by wire since true…See More
Nov 15, 2010
Michael Lingg commented on Jean-Louis Naudin's video
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Coanda effect UAV demonstration

"I just read about a government(? sorry, going from memory) design of a Coanda effect saucer in Popular Science being developed in Great Britan I believe. If memory serves it was something like 20 pounds and propelled by a gasoline engine."
Nov 15, 2010
Michael Lingg commented on Jani Hirvinen's blog post ArduCopter Development & Production news
"Can never remember my paypal password but after I get home you will have another preorder :)"
Oct 20, 2010
Michael Lingg commented on Jani Hirvinen's album
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ArduCopter production

"Cool, it will be a while before I can get to some of my plans (Thesis takes up too much time when the boss keeps riding OT as well) but I do have some stuff I'm working up. Keep up the good work on the arducopter, I've got some OT money…"
Oct 11, 2010

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What would you want from a UAV fleet simulator?

Posted on March 25, 2010 at 6:25am 4 Comments

Hi, this is my first post in these forums. I'm an avionics software developer working on a CS Master's with no robotics background (beyond some Lego Logo and Mindstorms stuff way back when) but I'm looking to change that for my Thesis.

I'm looking at researching and developing a simulation environment for use in drone fleets (primarily UAV but I want it to be useful for ground and sea drones as well). While I want a reasonable basic physics handling of each unit my primary…

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