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Building a UAV ground controller unit

Started this discussion. Last reply by William Gross Jan 10, 2011. 2 Replies

I am working right now on Designing and building a ground control station for smaller rc type UAVs.  It will be a handheld device with a video screen to downlink the video feed from the plane.  There…Continue

Tags: Video, downlink, Controller, Uav, Station

Help with wing and airfoil design

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hamish Dec 4, 2010. 25 Replies

Hello,I am trying to create wings for a UAV project I am doing and have limited knowledge of airfoil design.  I have attached some renderings and line drawings of my design that is in progress and…Continue

Tags: UAV, wing, design, Airfoil

Autonomous Tank in progress

Started this discussion. Last reply by William Gross Nov 3, 2010. 5 Replies

I am in the process of getting my tank up and running and figured Id leave a post of my progress.  I have been reading on DIY Drones for a long time now and decided it was time to contribute a little…Continue

Tags: Xbee, GPS, Rover, Tank

 

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Jul 8, 2012
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May 22, 2012
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Apr 30, 2012
Oliver left a comment for William Gross
"Hi William,     Thanks for the post I will send you a proper reply later...       Ollie"
Jan 10, 2012
William Gross replied to Oliver's discussion NEW MATERIALS FOR UAV'S
"I have been experimenting with rapid prototyping techniques and being able to produce a drone that is replicable through molds. I have used many different FDM processes and also have a laser cutter.  If you are interested in working on a design…"
Jan 10, 2012
William Gross replied to Anthony Bee's discussion Adru-Tank Mini Ripsaw concepts
"Make it happen!"
Dec 6, 2011
Addy left a comment for William Gross
"Need your help. my email address: adnanali436@yahoo.com"
Nov 14, 2011
William Gross left a comment for Thomas Mast
"Thanks alot, Im putting a pusher prop on the back and cutting ailerons into the wing to do some aerial mapping.  I really like your osprey VTOL. Just read that book about how your company worked through getting it into production. I live in…"
Sep 24, 2011
Thomas Mast left a comment for William Gross
"Interesting aircraft you are building, Is it Vtol?"
Sep 24, 2011
William Gross replied to William Gross's discussion Building a UAV ground controller unit
"At first the aim would be to control the P/T system and also the UAV through one device.  Once this has been built and tested I would like to add more robust hardware and software to allow for people to input their own telemetry GCS.  I am…"
Jan 10, 2011
Johann Van Niekerk replied to William Gross's discussion Building a UAV ground controller unit
"Hi Will. Intresting Project. What is your aim exactly with this unit ? for controlling just the P/T system and OSD display or actaul uav control ? My honest opnion would be if it doesnt have a PC in it that can do all of that and run telemetry GCS…"
Jan 10, 2011
William Gross posted a discussion

Building a UAV ground controller unit

I am working right now on Designing and building a ground control station for smaller rc type UAVs.  It will be a handheld device with a video screen to downlink the video feed from the plane.  There will also be a joystick to control the movement of a pan/tilt system on the plane.  I have been looking on the internet and there doesnt seem to be anything like this on the market. I wanted to get some input on different things you guys may like to see on this type of controller and if its…See More
Jan 10, 2011
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"Try using a rotary cutter after laying down the masking tape line.  I find that I get cleaner cuts than a pair of scissors, even the ones made for carbon fiber and kevlar. Phil Barnes made a great DVD on building foam core composite wings…"
Dec 15, 2010
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"This was first built with pink insulation foam from home depot and sanded down to the airfoil shape with 600 grit sandpaper.  I used the lightest material I could find to use as a support material and then cover it in carbon fiber.  I had…"
Dec 15, 2010

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Autonomous Rovers, RC Airplanes,
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Dallas, TX

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Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 4:59pm on September 24, 2011, Thomas Mast said…

Interesting aircraft you are building, Is it Vtol?

At 2:25am on November 14, 2011, Addy said…
Need your help. my email address: adnanali436@yahoo.com
At 8:09am on January 10, 2012, Oliver said…

Hi William,

 

 

Thanks for the post I will send you a proper reply later...

 

 

 

Ollie

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