"That's just the effect of 3d printing not being able to reproduce the very shallow slope from the DSM, hence the 'terraces'. You'd see the same thing if you opened the DSM in some software that can draw countours."
"Heli's are exactly as tough as I think actually..
How is the drone going to strike the tail with all the wash from the mains? - Same way the air and rain and dirt gets in there Rob, and because 'shit happens'.
You were basically trying to say that a…"
"@Rob - again your facts are wrong (another commercial pilot talking here) - Small turbine engines and turboprops are the aircraft MOST at risk from birdstrikes - big jets less so and pistons less again.
'Just' doing an autorotation from low level,…"
"@Rob - I haven't read the article yet but a lot of your assertions regarding collisions are misleading. Every accident/collision is different and your friend's sounds to have been very unusual. A phantom into a tail rotor, engine intake or through…"
"Some analysis puts the aircraft over the middle of the road bridge, 350m from the runway centreline (and therefore the aircraft), 2nm from the aerodrome reference point and hopefully puts the operator in jail."
"Yes, but as the quote in the article says it's the sort of industry where new things have to gestate and be around for a while before people accept or trust them. That's why we've been at all the arable shows and events for a couple of years. We…"
I'll probably get flamed for this but putting your development effort into integrating with typical DIY setups where the autopilot costs a couple of hundred dollars is probably not going to pay you back in sales.
"Hi CharlieThis is very much an area where UAS (drone) remote sensing can be of use. My company regularly provides forestry and agricultural remote sensing data with unmanned aircraft in colour or multispectral imagery and digital surface models.…"