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London Calling: UK Multi Rotor Pilots Needed in April

Started this discussion. Last reply by earthpatrol Apr 14, 2014. 3 Replies

UK multi rotor pilots needed the week of April 9-13, 2014. This is a general call for a project in the London area and we are looking for 5-10 pilots to fly multi rotors. A couple of requirements…Continue

Tags: uav, multirotor, pilots, uk, quadcopter


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earthpatrol commented on John Githens's blog post Autonomous cars (unmanned ground vehicles) sooner than we think?
""Marty, where we're going, we don't need roads""
Feb 5
earthpatrol commented on Jake Wells's blog post Is it a hobby or not?
"Nice post Jake. Always enjoy seeing your creative multirotor projects. Keep on shredding the sky."
Jan 29
earthpatrol commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Sony shows smartwatch drone control
"Albeit cool, who wants to hold their arms out for any period of time to control something? Don't forget about the time and "human comfort" dimension when designing novel I/O devices. Forget about using your arms for any human related…"
Jan 29
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HooperFly Peace Drone and tubes of light

One of many new light painting "brushes" coming for the light painting community.
Jan 21
earthpatrol commented on Greg Dronsky's blog post DJI confirmed an issue with the Inspire's firmware...
"@Cliff-E I would like to see the damage up close as well. I would expect that frame to be more durable and am curious as to how it failed on, what seemed to be a minor impact."
Jan 21
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HooperFly TeensyFly + Light Trails

Testing exposure settings for some light painting adventures.
Jan 20
earthpatrol commented on Robert Krogh (hooks)'s blog post How much we love our toy
"Somebody needs to learn to fly their aircraft. Saw this same thing happen this summer to a local UAV reseller. Only difference was he dropped his $5K enhanced DJI multirotor into the middle of the Willamette river. No chance of running/swimming out…"
Jan 9
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HooperFly RacerPEX Octo

Big lifter designed for 14" props. Ready for motors and electronics.
Dec 18, 2014
earthpatrol commented on Jake Wells's blog post My Free Foam board 250 sized quadcopter plans.
"Very cool. Might be fun to use a pizza box and make them in small, medium and large. Pizza box racers are go. Create and destroy."
Nov 27, 2014
earthpatrol commented on Todd Harper's blog post FAA Can Make All Drone Flights Illegal, Federal Court Rules.
"@Chim Xotox spot on. The US is in an innovation crisis and now, more than ever, is the time to keep innovating. Fly on indeed. Gone flying. Cheers!"
Nov 18, 2014
earthpatrol commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post DJI T600 Inspire - Hobbyking
"The marketing collateral talks about indoor flight. So 13" props on a quad in an indoor setting with a product that relies heavily on GPS and/or optical flow control. Does anyone else find this irresponsible? "
Nov 14, 2014
earthpatrol commented on AKRCGUY's blog post DVD Delivery By DRONE
"This is great. It shows the real world challenges of using current multi-rotor technology to deliver something. It looked like you were getting ground support/feedback via cell phone from your brother-in-law. I think it's safe to say we have a…"
Oct 18, 2014
earthpatrol commented on Marco Sterk's blog post Air Traffic Control for Drones - MIT Technology Review
"It would be nice to see a decentralized solution for managing UAV ecosystems. Birds of all shapes and sizes fly around all day and night long and not one of them is cleared by the FAA nor do they need "electronic highways." Call it a…"
Oct 18, 2014
earthpatrol commented on AKRCGUY's blog post How To Choose Your First Quadcopter
"Learning to fly the multi-rotor is the key. I would pick a frame that can handle multiple crashes and/or is easily repaired. It's my opinion that anyone flying a "drone" should have the ability to manually fly a craft before enslaving…"
Oct 16, 2014
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TeensyFly by HooperFly

HooperFly TeensyFly is great for indoor/outdoor flying with a 230mm diagonal motor-to-motor.
Oct 2, 2014
earthpatrol commented on IKE's blog post "Sparked" short film: The dance between human and machine never looked quite like this
" Pretty amazing. No CGI but definitely CGT, computer generated telemetry, in tandem with a MoCap(Motion Capture) system. Looking forward to seeing this kind of flight minus the MoCap in the not-too-distant future."
Sep 22, 2014

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Interested in the design and development of UAV based systems. Currently focused on the development of HooperFly(tm), a flexible multi-rotor UAV platform that supports multiple motor configurations.
Portland, OR

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Exploring the use of hoops/rings as a basis for multi-rotor UAV platforms.

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Carpe Noctem and Fly the Calm Skies

Posted on September 21, 2014 at 8:50pm 2 Comments

With the arrival of the autumnal equinox here in the Pacific Northwest, it triggers, once again, thoughts about how to keep those flying skills on point. As the amount of daylight decreases and the weather shifts to a cooler/wetter pattern, the window of opportunity for outdoor flight is…


MIA Needs Peace Drone Pilots

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 9:55am 0 Comments

Once again, London calling all UK multi-rotor pilots for an opportunity to fly a "Peace Drone" during MIA's Lovebox performance on July 19, 2014.

This is a general call for mulit-rotor pilots. UK multi rotor pilots needed the week of July 17-19, 2014. This is a project in the…


Public Lab Infragram Point & Shoot Plant Cam

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 12:00pm 5 Comments

If you're looking for a powerful yet econo camera for your near-infrared photographic adventures, consider the new Infragram Point & Shoot Plant…


Peace Drones Fly During MIA's Sasquatch Appearance

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 1:08pm 2 Comments

These are the "drones" she is looking for. Peace drones flew during her live performance of DBT at Sasquatch Festival 2014. Multi rotors are becoming more and more accepted with each event that include: a…


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