"Why? You don't know anything about the VTx, control system or motor power beyond it being small. There are already consumer micro-copters with decent range.
The article suggests its purpose is for quick, nearby scouting without risking having…"
"Seriously Chris, yet another "Commercial/Military drone X is ridiculously expensive" post with pretty much zero content beyond a link? At least make some effort to justify your claims of over-inflated pricing.
What you're describing are not attacks, rather it's people wanting to avoid themselves being tracked. Truckers who don't want their employers knowing what they are up to, car thieves getting around anti-theft…"
"One would hope rebooting would be an absolute last resort and could be avoided almost entirely with more robust programming. However if rebooting becomes the only option, clearing any and all temporary data should be obvious.
I'm not sure this…"
"Looking good. I remember a post somewhere a while back about this modular design, thought it looked very interesting at the time. You should take a look at the DJI S800 for some ideas on how to make the sections more pluggable. Like this:
"@R_Lefebvre I didn't mean to suggest, nor did I think you were having a go at Chris. I was trying to make the same point you were - the lack of appreciation of what goes into a commercial project. In addition the prevailing attitude here…"
"@Gary Europe is a big place with different laws in different countries. Lehmann is based in France which has some pretty progressive laws when it comes to UAVs. I don't pretend to know their actual laws in relation to this though. "
When an aircraft is operating autonomously what you can see or hear is irrelevant. Particularly if the aircraft is at the extremes of or beyond line of sight. What do you know of the wind where your aircraft is? How can…"
"Joshua, there is no difference. A "bit of apprehension" isn't going to make your APM based UAV sense and avoid is it? Any risk you apply to the LA100 can equally be applied to the APM or any fully autonomous flight controller. The…"
"@R_Lefebvre Thank you for being a voice of reason in this. How many posts has Chris made now which say little more that "OMFG this commercial UAV is soo much more expensive than my home built DIY UAV, I don't get it!?"…"
"@Marty Love it :D
@ Joshua I didn't think you were condoning them at all, my apologies if I gave that impression. I think your argument that no one cares so why bother is a little flat though. When you put video of what's going on in…"