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W. Joe Taylor commented on The UAV Guide's blog post Announcing The UAV Guide
"The web pages for The UAV Guide look pretty good so far. Who is on the team? Is it an open source project? Wiil control theory & flight automation be included? I like the idea of a well organized, onel stop reference for development and…"
Sunday
W. Joe Taylor commented on Bill Bonney's blog post Announcing APM Planner 2.0 RC1 -- the cross-platform GCS for Mac, Windows and Linux
"Hi Bill, Does the APM Planner 2.0 replace the Ardupilot / Arducopter etc suite? Or is it just another way to go? What are major differences? Why should I switch? Will it work tith the old APM 1?"
Dec 28, 2013
W. Joe Taylor replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion World Record for Duration of Flight
"Forrest that duration is simply amazing!  Especially with all the altitude changes.  Did I miss something or could a lot more flight time have been attained without the extra energy up and down, etc...Why didn't you just let the APM…"
Dec 15, 2013
W. Joe Taylor commented on Nikola Rabchevsky's blog post Google just bought Boston Dynamics
"I got the best laugh off of the pic by RC Tec.se.  And yes of course it means that Google is a defense contractor.  No big deal, they have been helping NSA spy on all of us for years.  Boston Dynamics does make some really cool stuff,…"
Dec 15, 2013
W. Joe Taylor commented on Chris Anderson's blog post First Annual Quadcopter Destruction Competition
"OK so it is only a Syma X1 4 Channel 2.4G RC Quad Copter - Spacecraft but is it really a good idea to teach kids to destroy each others quad? I am glad only 16 pilots are allowed to do this."
Dec 14, 2013
W. Joe Taylor commented on Dan Kanes's blog post Paralinx Demonstrates "Tomahawk" Long Range Wireless HD FPV in Los Angeles November 23, 2013 + Free Tacos!
"Seeing the RED in the foreground and all the other top end equipment, I am curious about the specs too.  Do you have a link to the TOMAHAWK, that lists the specs and price?"
Nov 20, 2013
W. Joe Taylor replied to Shyam Balasubramanian's discussion The Historic Guide to Quadcopters (Build to learn the art) in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Thanks Shyam, Very Nice Work especially for just a 2 quarter class.  I know a little of the history of quads / multicopters, and you are absolutely right, a lot of it is repeating history.  For instance the first Quadcopters were made in…"
Nov 20, 2013
W. Joe Taylor commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Drones taking off in Hollywood
"Guys, If all diy drones community usa members paid a small fee to form a non profit org to fund our legal defense to use our tris, quads, hexas, octas, flying wings, sailplanes, etc. for commercial purposes, under strict guidelines for safe and…"
Nov 12, 2013

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About Me:
Environmental Engineer Consultant
Burned-out-rocket scientist
Robotic Hobbiest since 1980.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
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.
Hometown:
Daphne
 
 
 

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