Ronald Pandolfi
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Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge

Started Sep 4, 2013 0 Replies

Drones can play a key role in countering poaching and other wildlife crimes that threaten endangered species.  In response to President Obama’s Executive Order on Wildlife Protection,…Continue

 

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Ronald Pandolfi replied to Barrett Ames's discussion OpenVSP
"OpenVSP is a good tool for quick evaluation of a new aircraft concept. A new version is available for beta testing that has enhanced features. "
Mar 31
Ronald Pandolfi posted a blog post

Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge

The Wells Fargo Bank of Great Falls honored Princess Aliyah with a Community Partner Grant for her efforts in bringing the world together in a Challenge to save rhinos from extinction. Princess Aliyah is CEO of Kashmir Robotics and sponsor of the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge. Its goal is to develop UAVs…See More
Dec 18, 2013
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Nate Lively's discussion Solar Hexacopter
"First step would be to measure or estimate your power consumption, then calculate the surface area you would need to generate that power with about 20% conversion. Then take into account the extra mass associated with the solar sheets and associated…"
Dec 5, 2013
Ronald Pandolfi posted a discussion

Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge

Drones can play a key role in countering poaching and other wildlife crimes that threaten endangered species.  In response to President Obama’s Executive Order on Wildlife Protection, Kashmir-Robotics is hosting the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge to foster innovation and invention in the design, fabrication, and utilization of unmanned aircraft to assist with counter poaching and illicit wildlife trafficking. It calls on students, hobbyists, academics, and corporations to cooperate in a…See More
Sep 4, 2013
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"Hi Zedtwitz, Both the FDM (Stratasys Fortus Ultem) and SLS (carbon filled polyamides from SolidConcepts) we have used for X8 sized blended wings yield no discernible surface roughness, although grooves could be added to minimize drag for low…"
Aug 18, 2013
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"Hi Jason, It only takes a few hours to print an X-8 sized aircraft using SLS. (It takes about 36 hours with FDM.)  The principal hurdle is cost.  Glass filled or carbon filled nylon is expensive and only a few production facilities are…"
Aug 18, 2013
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"There are several composite blended wings available including fiberglass and carbon fiber.  One is now in service in Africa supporting counter poaching missions.  Optimized composite blended wings have a somewhat different shape as…"
Aug 18, 2013
Ronald Pandolfi replied to JerryBerry's discussion UAVs for Anti Poaching
"In response to President Obama’s Executive Order on Wildlife Protection, Kashmir-Robotics is hosting the Wildlife Conservation unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Challenge to foster innovation and invention in the design, fabrication, and…"
Aug 15, 2013
Ronald Pandolfi commented on Timothy Reuter's blog post Using Drones to Stop Poachers in Africa
"The link describes a Conservation UAV Challenge sponsored by Kashmir-Robotics that may be a good opportunity for a local team to demonstrate capabilities, win scholarships, and add to resumes.  The requirements for a drone that is…"
Aug 15, 2013

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About Me:
Director of Technology Assisted Counter Poaching Network, a division of Al-Kareem Foundation.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Interested in using UAVs for protecting endangered species.
Hometown:
Great Falls, VA

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Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge

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The Wells Fargo Bank of Great Falls honored Princess Aliyah with a Community Partner Grant for her efforts in bringing the world together in a Challenge to save rhinos from extinction. Princess Aliyah is CEO of Kashmir…
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