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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

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Leandro Gonçalves Santos commented on earthpatrol's blog post Raspberry Pi NoiR and Public Lab Get a Lift
"this camera with blue filter?"
Aug 10
earthpatrol commented on Ryan McIntosh's blog post Amazon proposes drones-only airspace to facilitate high-speed delivery
"@john dennings I can remember when there was no Amazon and we were still working on UAVs. Whose paving the way for whom?"
Jul 30
earthpatrol commented on Ryan McIntosh's blog post Amazon proposes drones-only airspace to facilitate high-speed delivery
"@john denning, not sure I follow the logic? Is the logic, since there are car, truck and airplane accidents, we should allow drones to add to the pile of accidents? I would lobby for a more science/engineering/education focus for these technologies…"
Jul 30
earthpatrol commented on Ryan McIntosh's blog post Amazon proposes drones-only airspace to facilitate high-speed delivery
"@John Moore the point is that these business models are ill conceived and really not practical. It's an exercise in video game mentality. Now add to all this hype weather conditions, especially in Seattle, and you quickly realize that building…"
Jul 30
earthpatrol commented on Ryan McIntosh's blog post Amazon proposes drones-only airspace to facilitate high-speed delivery
"Physics, physics, physics. So let's assume a loaded delivery "drone" of 10 pounds. Let's assume there is a band from 122 m/400ft down to 61m/200ft where drones can fly. Now let's look at falling object physics to understand…"
Jul 30
earthpatrol commented on Chris Anderson's blog post APM-based swarm reaches 30 simultaneous aircraft in the air
"So we can post military related applications of UAV's on the DIYDrone site now? Policy change?"
Jul 23
earthpatrol posted a blog post

DIY Flying Robots

In the spirit of DIY Drones, here's a short clip of two HooperFly flying robots flying a tandem autonomous mission lift-off to landing. One is a hexacopter and the other a quadcopter, each outfitted with a…See More
Jul 23
earthpatrol commented on DroneBox Team's blog post DroneBoX Team presentation
"Of those < 5kg packages, what is the average distance from origin to destination? What about weather conditions over the delivery period for the < 5kg sample? Are these deliveries predominately in a city environment where GPS is less than…"
Jul 2
Alexander Anderson commented on earthpatrol's blog post AscTec Leading the Way
"I've seen many over priced quads and fixed wings using 3DR's controllers. Now we have RpII and Beaglebone black that can be backed with redundant sensors for data fusion and kalman filter. I believe this is what can make a pro line and not…"
Jun 16

Developer
Rob_Lefebvre commented on earthpatrol's blog post AscTec Leading the Way
"They basically tried to patent "motors arranged in a manner such that they are not in front of the camera, which is really stupid.  Far over-reaching."
Jun 16
Marc Dornan commented on earthpatrol's blog post AscTec Leading the Way
"#John. Agreed."
Jun 16

Developer
John Arne Birkeland commented on earthpatrol's blog post AscTec Leading the Way
"Sure it is all a bit silly, but so is also patenting 8 motors mounted in a V shape.."
Jun 16
Marc Dornan commented on earthpatrol's blog post AscTec Leading the Way
"It is more than a well-tuned APM. That is a bit silly. It is has been hardened against interference, has redundant and swappable IMUs, and is likely more robust in it user interface and general use. That camera is well-situated IMHO. You are right,…"
Jun 16
earthpatrol commented on earthpatrol's blog post AscTec Leading the Way
"@Hans_H I think the copter hovering next to the welder is demonstrating how stable the flight is in a hostile EMI environment. Arc welders produce considerable EMI."
Jun 16
Hans H. commented on earthpatrol's blog post AscTec Leading the Way
"Look closely at the angle the camera have without propellers in the picture. Not so great. Avoiding filming people who welds, it's basically just a well-tuned APM. The advantage to trim / tune your own drone is that you know exactly what…"
Jun 16

Developer
Rob_Lefebvre commented on earthpatrol's blog post AscTec Leading the Way
"Yes, the ability to look up is great.  I just never pursued it as the flight time was so bad. It's easy to bypass the patent, which is what I did.  Their patent specifically states that their V shape allows a clear field of view for…"
Jun 16

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Interested in the design and development of UAV based systems.
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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.
Hometown:
Portland, OR

HooperFly Project

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

Here's a link to the HooperFly website: HooperFly.com

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DIY Flying Robots

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 12:30am 0 Comments

In the spirit of DIY Drones, here's a short clip of two HooperFly flying robots flying a tandem autonomous mission lift-off to landing. One is a hexacopter and the other a quadcopter, each outfitted with a…

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AscTec Leading the Way

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 10:30am 22 Comments

If you are looking for a leader in UAV technology, Ascending Technologies(AscTec) sets atop the list. These folks have consistently produced ground breaking UAV systems since their inception. Their new Trinity offering continues that trend. Pretty amazing.…

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One Step Closer to Transformers

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:00am 2 Comments

The good folks at EPFL have a folding drone that unfurls in a fraction of a second. Check out the story along with a video.

Engineering teams around the world are putting significant time, effort and research dollars into the…

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Fly/Work Balance

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 1:19pm 4 Comments

It's easy to get consumed with all of the design, development, and testing of DIY UAV's. Add to that the daily barrage of "drone" media happenings/hype and it's easy to get in a rut. Sometimes it's nice to just fire up an aircraft and take it for a spin. Nothing like getting a little air into…

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