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I like the idea of checking things out from a bird's eye view.


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Aaron Shaw commented on Randy Sonnicksen's blog post Full Scale Quad
"As far as low power goes there are the Sikorsky prize pedal powered helicopter(s?.)  But I think they are still lacking control.

Sounds like you are talking about a full scale version of Curtis Youngblood's Stingray 500:…"
Sep 10, 2015
Aaron Shaw commented on Greg Nuspel's blog post Coaxial without swash plate
"With brushless motors (like stepper motors), the magnetic field controls the position of the output shaft.  So the ESC controls the position of the motor.  Instead of having a servo control signal, their controller directly controls the power to…"
Dec 16, 2014
Aaron Shaw commented on Greg Nuspel's blog post Coaxial without swash plate
"Harry, lets see if I can explain it.

At a constant speed the pitch of both blades are steady.

Each blade reacts differently to changes in speed.  Blade "A" will increase in pitch as speed increases and decrease in pitch as speed decreases.  Blade…"
Dec 16, 2014
Aaron Shaw commented on F. C. Bearsch's blog post Rethinking the RC "Controller TX" - SuperMan FM Continued-
"Reminds me of the controller used in FliteTest's review of the Stingray 500.

http://www.flitetest.com/articles/stingray-500-review

At about 3 minutes into the video they go outside and discus the controller a little bit before putting the craft…"
Oct 31, 2014
Aaron Shaw commented on Mark Harrison's blog post Behind the scenes on the OK Go shoot
"In one of the pictures it shows the octocopter on a dolly.  I would think they used the dolly for the indoor shots then launched once they were a ways outside."
Oct 28, 2014
Aaron Shaw commented on Liam Honecker's blog post FPV on the cheap; 1990's VR equipment
"I think I paid about $700 for mine back in 1995/1996.  I thought the resolution was 640 by 480, but I guess per eye and side by side that comes out to about 600 by 800 ish. They work well with glasses too."
Sep 30, 2014
Aaron Shaw commented on Ian Lyons's blog post Modular phone concept for flight controllers
"I could see it going 2 ways, the vehicle as the base for the modules to plug in to or, the vehicle as a module to plug in to one of their standard bases.

Even if the modules are designed to work in close proximity to each other, they might not be…"
Oct 31, 2013
Aaron Shaw commented on Ian Lyons's blog post Modular phone concept for flight controllers
"Maybe an extension module to locate a module remotely."
Oct 30, 2013
Aaron Shaw commented on Ian Lyons's blog post Modular phone concept for flight controllers
"Ah yes, just install the multicopter module. :)

Side note, grr, can't get the Facebook Like link to work."
Oct 29, 2013
Aaron Shaw commented on HeliStorm's blog post Deer Park, CO Drone Hunting License
"Hmmm, it says " Operating Within the Sovereign Airspace of the Town of Deer Trail, Colorado."  But my understanding is that all US airspace is public use and not owned by individuals/towns/whatever.  I could be wrong though."
Sep 3, 2013
Aaron Shaw commented on Bertrand Duchiron's blog post A cantenna RADAR kit
"Now, where did that article on DIY synthetic aperture radar go? :)  Ah, here it is."
Jul 1, 2013
Aaron Shaw commented on Nicholas Davidson's blog post Small Girl Flying from Octocopter? Really?
"Couple of servos and you can have the legs kicking."
Sep 4, 2012
Aaron Shaw commented on lot's blog post Quad copter flying for 4-8 hours
"Maybe it is a hybrid, with generator run by rc plane engine."
Aug 28, 2012
Aaron Shaw commented on Stanley's blog post World's first manned Multicopter
"@HaiTran, 4 helicopters without tail rotors (plus blimp):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7jENWKgMPY
They failed, but other may succeed."
Aug 1, 2012
Aaron Shaw commented on Chris Anderson's blog post VTOL UAV demo
""VTOL flying wing", That pretty much describes the Quadshot. http://www.thequadshot.com/"
May 6, 2012
Aaron Shaw commented on Mark Harrison's blog post iPhone/Android RC Controller
"And now that I look, nope, probably not a clone, but very interesting."
Apr 21, 2012
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