"Great post Chris,
I met Dr. Wood in SanDiego in 2007 at the IROS convention right after he published the paper on this design. I am glad to see it finally hovering & flying. If he can just get a reliable micro energy source... It looks like he…"
I really like the design, especially the arms, which would tend to not restrict lifting thrust as much as wider arms, like so many of the designs out there. When you get the honeycomb, lighter version, please post again, so we can order…"
Thanks for keeping on top of this. I'm just a little rat dog, and these high tech things just amaze and terrify me. But even I can see that this article does 2 things: It makes me angry and scared. I've been…"
"It was an interesting banter, and I am glad that Duran-SteadiDrone stood their ground; but also that Fighting Walrus did the right thing (eventually). There are a gazillion other platforms for Quads, some better some worse. I've got…"
Mobile delta also has a hugh wild hog problem, as do many coastal marshes on the gulf coast and along the Antlantic. They are not just a nusiance. There are some communities where the hogs are bold enough to be dangerous to residents.…"
"Aerial mapping has all kinds of applications for monitoring, surveying, agriculture, land use management,submerged aquatic vegetation management, shoreline erosion / beach replinishment, disaster response, etc. Best done autonomously, and drones…"
Saw a similar set-up in France about 7 years ago, but it was a quad. How long is flight time in hover, and in forward flight? The one in France did not use the MultiWii board. Looks like those controllers have also…"
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Robotic Hobbiest since 1980.
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Multicopters, Auotpilots for them, FPV & High def Video & panoramic camera applications. Have large library of aerial robotics research and enjoy translating multicopter theses from foriegn languages to english.