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Indoor quad with gimbal

Started Jun 2, 2016 0 Replies

I'm looking for a quad that we can fly indoors to demonstrate our Ground Control Station, the …Continue

Growth in Section 333 Exemptions

Started May 26, 2016 0 Replies

I thought it would be interesting to plot the increase in the number of Section 333…Continue

Tags: 333, Section, FAA

Ultimate Ground Control Station

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Worthington Jul 7, 2016. 5 Replies

I'm working on the design for the Ground Control Station (GCS) shown in the images below and am trying to make sure we incorporate as many useful features as possible.It uses our …Continue

Tags: mission, planner, screen, mouse, GCS

UAV Control Device Field Trials

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Worthington Sep 24, 2014. 1 Reply

For the last few years we have been developing the Wing 3D computer input device.Having done quite a lot of work on Vertical Take-Off…Continue

Tags: UAV Control System, Ground Control Station, Joystick, Mouse

 

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Bill Piedra left a comment for Sam Worthington
"Yes, I'm very interested in swarming.  Right now I am testing the UgCS Drone Dance controller.  But I also found an interesting way to make swarms of Solos."
Aug 24
Sam Worthington replied to Rafi Nahmani's discussion Will pay someone to help me find a way to control multiple drones at once (DIY project)
"I've just written a blog post describing how the command and control of the swarm might work."
Aug 24
Sam Worthington commented on Kristaps Brass's blog post UgCS DDC Drone Swarm with Smoke
"Very impressive. ---------------- worthingtonsharpe.com"
Aug 23
Sam Worthington replied to Rafi Nahmani's discussion Will pay someone to help me find a way to control multiple drones at once (DIY project)
"Hi Rafi, There are a few discussions on here, such as Multiple pixhawks communicating to single Ground Control Station. We're building the capability into our next Wing GCS, but haven't got very far in terms of testing…"
Aug 23
Sam Worthington commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Boeing's Insitu uses swarms of Solos for autonomous mapping
"In December 2016, we put together a proposal to control multiple UAVs with our Wing GCS for the UK MOD Many Drones Make Light Work funding competition. The idea was to use the Wing's mouse functions for a point-and-click style…"
Aug 22
Sam Worthington replied to Kalo's discussion Why syma X5 quadcopters use gear wheel to rotate propeller?
"The gearing reduces the rotor speed and increases torque. More torque means a small motor can swing a bigger propellor. The greater the rotor diameter, the greater the efficiency."
Mar 13
Sam Worthington commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Inmpressive swarming with Swiftnav RTK GPS and PX4
"Excellent work, I'm impressed. We're planning a swarming project using our Wing controller and Wing GCS, so we just use the mouse functions to select individual aircraft, box-select a group of aircraft or to quickly take over manual…"
Jan 17
Sam Worthington replied to Christian S.'s discussion New promising VTOL Concept
"I'm a little puzzled by your weight vector during transition? Why does it point backwards? Sam"
Oct 23, 2016
Sam Worthington commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post Procyon 800E Phase 2 Beta Testing Begins
"Rob, What is the disk-loading with your typical payload? It would be interesting to compare to a similar sized multi. (I like what you've done with the undercarriage. I ignored the picture of it flying on my first look and spent a few moments…"
Jul 22, 2016
Sam Worthington commented on Joe Renteria's blog post "Wing Board" using Pixhawk and GCS...
"I love projects like this. Presumably the standing pilot means the drag is acting very high up. How do you deal with this? I see you've got the Y-shaped towline, but I would still have thought that it makes solving the stability problem a bit…"
Jul 22, 2016
Sam Worthington replied to Sam Worthington's discussion Ultimate Ground Control Station
"Thanks Keith, I think we'll have to start a list of requests for extra features. A built-in charcoal tray and grill perhaps?   The ones that we've built so far have been running Windows 7 or 10 running Mission Planner. We put an Intel…"
Jul 7, 2016
Keith Bouckley replied to Sam Worthington's discussion Ultimate Ground Control Station
"Just a quick thought ? Can you get the top 50 as well ( hides very quickly ) Keith PS Seriously though looks a nice bit of kit. What OS are you using ?"
Jul 6, 2016
Sam Worthington replied to Zack's discussion Drone Hire-Drone Buy-Sell
"Hi Zack, It's a nicely designed site. I presumed that you are in the US, but there is nothing obvious I could see to say which country the service is for. Sam"
Jul 4, 2016
Sam Worthington replied to Sam Worthington's discussion Ultimate Ground Control Station
"I put some of these pictures on another post but this was looking a bit out of date as the design changed quite a bit. Here are some photos of our prototype rig without the aerials fitted. There's more on the Worthington Sharpe…"
Jun 27, 2016
Sam Worthington replied to Abolo's discussion how to connect G-3D Gimbal with pixhawk ?!!
"Did you get anywhere with this? I've been looking for an answer to this too and will put an update on here if I find anything. Sam"
Jun 9, 2016
Sam Worthington replied to Artem Goncharuk's discussion Help: Quad flips forward on launch in the group PIXHAWK
"I'm having the same trouble. A couple of days ago my Pixhawk quad flew fine. Now, it pitches forward on take-off. All I have done is removed and re-charged the battery. If I take-off in Stabalise mode then it's fine. Anything else and it…"
Jun 7, 2016

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About Me:
Design Engineer
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I have done quite a lot of work on Vertical Take-Off and Landing UAVs a few years ago and have developed the "Wing" 3D computer input device.

We have now developed the Wing GCS Ground Control Station for simultaneous piloting and mission planner editing.
Hometown:
Lancaster

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Fully integrated ground control station

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 8:00am 10 Comments

I've mentioned on a couple of posts over the last few months that we've been hard at work developing a fully integrated ground control station and gave it the first public airing at Skytech in London last week. It is built around the patented Wing control…

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At 3:35am on September 21, 2015, OwlPic said…
Be happy to work with you on things about aero engineering you don't know yet. There is a lot of wrong information on the web.
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At 9:14am on August 24, 2017,
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Bill Piedra
said…

Yes, I'm very interested in swarming.  Right now I am testing the UgCS Drone Dance controller.  But I also found an interesting way to make swarms of Solos.

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