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Josh Cote commented on Ricky Curwood's blog post Fire-fighting Drones?!
"Only @ Sea Level. above Sea Level water's weight decreases. (not enough to be relevant but still)"
Dec 11, 2012
Nicolas commented on Ricky Curwood's blog post Fire-fighting Drones?!
"Silly mericans. 1 litre of water weighs exactly 1 kilogram...silly pounds and gallons"
Dec 11, 2012
Ricky Curwood commented on Ricky Curwood's blog post Fire-fighting Drones?!
"Helitrasher, yep you could be right there!  If we could warm a needle, they might find it in the haystack! Haha, but seriously, that technolgy could do the job very nicely & yes, your right, it may well exist already. Thats a brilliant…"
Dec 10, 2012
Helitrasher commented on Ricky Curwood's blog post Fire-fighting Drones?!
"It is very possible that "THE" goverment can see the heat signiture of a butterfly on a hot day in every part of the world it wants !"
Dec 10, 2012
Ricky Curwood commented on Ricky Curwood's blog post Fire-fighting Drones?!
"Helitrasher, Its funny you should say about looking for hotspots, before they break out into fires! I often wonder if Satalite existing technology, coud be useed for this purpose?! I dont know enough about communications with satelites, or if they…"
Dec 9, 2012
Ricky Curwood commented on Ricky Curwood's blog post Fire-fighting Drones?!
"Paul, Thanks for that,  Were on a similar track & they are very stable. That "toy" idea, could probably be used on some diy drones, for improved stability too. Who knows, the KISS theory may be able to be used as a…"
Dec 9, 2012
Helitrasher commented on Ricky Curwood's blog post Fire-fighting Drones?!
"And perhaps small explosives could be used for the fire control (and maybe for the fire source also)"
Dec 8, 2012
Helitrasher commented on Ricky Curwood's blog post Fire-fighting Drones?!
"How about drones just flying around the dry areas recording any heat or movement before it turns into a fire, and of course for catching the guilty firestarter !"
Dec 8, 2012
Joshua Ott commented on Ricky Curwood's blog post Fire-fighting Drones?!
"My favorite helicopter- APM can control this soon..."
Dec 8, 2012
Edwin Hayes commented on Ricky Curwood's blog post Fire-fighting Drones?!
"Some preliminary work looking into the types of fire fighting solutions which many people are proposing here has already been done at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch (probably 'just down the road' from Ricky): there is no…"
Dec 8, 2012
Paul commented on Ricky Curwood's blog post Fire-fighting Drones?!
" It's be done already ! and for only $39.99 you can get your r/c water cannon Helicopter @ http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f09b/?srp=5 "
Dec 6, 2012
Mathew krawczun commented on Ricky Curwood's blog post Fire-fighting Drones?!
"an interesting idea for this to use is this new electromagnetic fire suppression idea all you would need would be a uav big enough to house a large enough power power source and the transmitter array."
Dec 5, 2012

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Gary Mortimer commented on Ricky Curwood's blog post Fire-fighting Drones?!
Dec 5, 2012
Randy Brazeau commented on Ricky Curwood's blog post Fire-fighting Drones?!
"Thanks Josh. I get a feeling that nobody likes my peanut idea deployed by UAV's. :) Oh well, I think it has potential. Extinguish fires or perhaps target burnt areas to verify the fire is out. The ground unit is a good idea also. Randy"
Dec 5, 2012
Josh Cote commented on Ricky Curwood's blog post Fire-fighting Drones?!
"Well they did make "fire bombs" and old form of fire extinguisher. some very old houses might still have them. they are fairly light weight. and they would clear a large area of fire. but they were stopped because they erradicate the…"
Dec 5, 2012
Ricky Curwood commented on Ricky Curwood's blog post Fire-fighting Drones?!
"avionics, hi & thanks for your comments. I guess I am looking at a global size potential & the comparitive cost (to me) of a demo scale model drone, should easdily be offset by by the current global cost of lives, let alone property &…"
Dec 5, 2012

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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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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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