One of the things that we fight in electric flight is the efficiency of the electric motor. Even the good off the shelf stuff is frequently not at its best as a trade off in manufacturing cost and…Continue
One of the first things that pops into mind is why do you need antenna coverage if your going full autonomous? That aside, there is a way to get some very good range with off the shelf stuff. Like putting multiple flat panels…"
"Motors are not usually the efficiency bottleneck though. Weak (floppy) props waste a great amount, as do overly flat (CF lasercut) frame arms. For me the number one efficiency waster was the (proprietary) controller. The affinity setting would as…"
One of the things that we fight in electric flight is the efficiency of the electric motor. Even the good off the shelf stuff is frequently not at its best as a trade off in manufacturing cost and longevity of a product. This fellow at fly electric website builds his own motors and especially the copter folks might want to take advantage of the work he has done.
"Wasn't there some young fellow not too long ago who had a similar tube launch rpv idea? Sorry my memory is quite bad. It looked quite different but the basic concept was very similar. Any web links to the company? Additional…"
"copter, ahhh, oh yes, did see the shadow after watching a few times. There were some distractions. Great job and a great subject. Not sure if my end of things but did see some distortions on vid but hay, it still looks great. I look forward to…"
"Chris, I've had this thought for some time when it comes to programming max rates on a gyro. In the past, specs show the accuracy (fine) drops off as you put in a higher rate. Would it be practical to have two setups where one is Course has a…"
"serin parallel out, makes sense to me. Use the arduino as a demux. Cool. To the sound track of Oliver's "Food"
Code, glorious code, wonderful glorious code. More Please Sir.
I look forward to the un spegettied code. Great job."
"Most important thing, every one went home safe. Most important. I agree that having both in the air at the same time just wasn't a poor judgment thing but really REALLY bad operating scenario. Who was responsible. I think we have to look…"
"I know this is going to get me in trouble but............
No Couture drones.
Maybe a way to get young girls interested in technology is to integrate more of the girly stuff with technology and then some interest may be generated for creation of more…"
"This is getting a little scary, it still may not be in my life time but there will come a time when passengers will feel better that there is a computer at the helm. The human eye update is equivalent to 25fps. Computer vision is using something…"
The pendulum has swung on this subject. At first because my RC skills stank, I wanted an auto pilot to do a lot of the wings level work so I could take pictures etc. My RC skills improved so I didn't see a need for the auto pilot any more. As time passed I see a need for long range unmaned support on many missions rolls as civilian interests see the value of low cost high endurance platforms become available.
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