About Me:

I am starting my own UAV SAR business along with aerial photography.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I fly fixed wing aircraft using FPV gear.

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Ben replied to Andreas Nicolet's discussion Best cheap ARF fixed-wing for startup
"FX-79 Buffalo can do what you're talking about. And the price is low."
Aug 16, 2015
Ben posted photos
Feb 18, 2014
Ben commented on PeteD's blog post Waterproof Quad Frame
"Very cool. I know guys that break in brush-less motors by running them underwater. As long as you keep it away from salt water it should last a long time!"
Oct 22, 2012
Ben replied to Jay Wiggins's discussion new guy needs help - UAV to track animal movements
"I would suggest a plane. Remember, legally you should stay under 400 ft so if you are using FPV equipment your range will only be 2 miles at best. I would suggest something like a skywalker 1900 for great flight times fitted with a good FPV setup…"
Oct 22, 2012
Ben replied to Richard's discussion 2.4m DIY Twin boom for Aerial Photography, Video, GIS, Photogrammetry
"In my design the tail had wooden booms, very heavy, but that just allowed me to load it up with a huge battery up front. It flew great!"
Oct 18, 2012
Ben replied to Jam's discussion Is there a good 5 channel radio?
"Turnigy 9x is the way to go. I love the knobs so you can control a camera and has extra channels for anything from a bomb drop to LED lights
Here is the catch:
Get the module-less 9x (This is mode two with throttle on the left, there is also mode 1…"
Oct 17, 2012
Ben replied to Finnius's discussion Bixler
"The Bixler is a great aircraft. Buy some 2200mah batteries for it and get a better carbon spare, it broke on mine over water, it wasn't pretty. Other than that, really glue in the control horns and get a 30 amp ESC and 6x4 prop for it. Look at the…"
Oct 17, 2012
Ben commented on AKRCGUY's blog post GoPro 3 Has Arrived !
"Dang....I just bought a Hero 2..."
Oct 16, 2012
Ben posted a discussion
I really want to build a drone out of foamboard. I'm thinking around the 60" wingspan range. Probably twin boom like the penguin B. Are there any proven long range designs out there? Preferably with an Armin wing and able to fly for 45min on a…
Oct 16, 2012
Ben replied to Richard's discussion 2.4m DIY Twin boom for Aerial Photography, Video, GIS, Photogrammetry
"very cool project, subbed"
Oct 16, 2012
Ben replied to Harrison Cassidy's discussion My First Project - Global Hawk EDF FPV APM
"5.8ghz would not be my first choice for video on a fixed wing. Even with 1.2w you will not get the range you can achieve with say a 400mw 1.3ghz system. Also, your 1.2w transmitter is going to give off some heat, just something to think about."
Sep 28, 2012