Latest news from the chaps at UAir: ROFL Flies at Night...and erm... crashes!

Well, after a rather merry holiday in Scotland I'm back and will be posting a load of development videos (mainly of ROFL) for those that are interested. This is our first attempt at flying outdoors in the night. Actually this is the first time I have ever tried to fly a model outdoors at night, it takes a little getting used to, all your old reference points are gone and suddenly you only have some very bright LEDs to refer to! Though we actually pointed the LEDs at the aircraft which made it partially visible and reduced the light intensity, I recommend this approach for anyone thinking about it!

I have some cunning plans for a much crazier and more exciting lighting system to be built soon. Keep in touch with all our progress as normal at: www.universalair.co.uk

Yuan has pretty much finished writing heaps and heaps of code for Forebrain...now we have a comprehensive set of functions in the guides section: www.universalair.co.uk/guides

I for one am massively excited about some of the things that are now possible! I am just about to start soldering up the neat little Servo Connector board prototype: www.universalair.co.uk/content/big-prototype-run

It looks more than elegant sitting in the "brain space" of ROFL. I'll post some pictures soon. Need to get in as many test flights as possible before the bad weather sets in.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on September 11, 2011 at 6:19pm

This looks cool. Are these projects open souce?

Comment by Henry Fletcher on September 12, 2011 at 5:07am

Heya Chris. In general all our products aimed at hobbyists will be open source after the development phase. Some of the larger projects we may be contractually obliged to keep closed source by our clients, but these are most likely bespoke items. Software is open source. Forebrain Mk6, whose development phase has ended, is currently being documented and negotiations are underway with stockists to make this open source. As normal, we'll keep everyone updated with news and progress!

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