Ricky Curwood
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About Me:
I am disabled, stroke, interstisial lung disease, blood clots, lung collaps etc - stuffed, but still making noises! My interest vary from Electronics to programming & have had hobbies that include R/C models & PC graphics. I am interested in science, physics & green ideas & open source & other free idea sharing. I am now 52 yrs & have a wonderful son & several step kids! I believe life is to be enjoyed.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Many years ago, I had an idea, to help combat fires! I am not connected in anyway to any fire service, but see tradedgy everywhere fire strikes! So, I thought a similar aproach to a helicopter, but as a drone, could be used to help dowse those out of control fires, especially the big ones. Now, I am looking up the Arduino as a solderless development method for me to get back with single chip micro's & I see its almost already done! Thats how I found this site, via the AdruPilot Arduino!
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Christchurch

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Fire-fighting Drones?!

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 2:30pm 28 Comments

Hello all, I am a newbie from Christchurch, New Zealand (born in UK though). A few years ago (well, quite a few), I was very much into my Electronics & R/C - just for fun & challenge etc. I would often think that a drone could be a useful addition to the fire service, in order to help…

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