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Darren commented on Greg Crutsinger's blog post New minidrones from Parrot: A VTOL and a new quad with powered accessories
"I've always imagined a Tail-sitting VTOL X-Wing Fighter. Takes off and initially flies like a multi-rotor with the nose vertical, but then as forward flight creates more and more lift on the wing surfaces, it would progress into forward flight…"
Aug 30, 2016
Darren commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Drone Maker 3D Robotics Raises $50 Million In Latest Round
"Congrats 3dr way to go! "
Feb 26, 2015
Darren commented on Chris Anderson's blog post APM-powered space plane has successful autonomous return from 100,000 ft
"Way back in the early days of ArduPilotMega, I did some simulations for the folks over at IHABproject dot com ; for an APM enabled - return to launch mode - non-powered decent for the balloon return vehicle. I think they lost an APM test rig in…"
Nov 20, 2013
Darren commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Great Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition recap video
"Are there any flight logs or gs logs from the contest?"
Jun 26, 2013
Darren replied to Ollie Chalk's discussion Prop directions - Project over quota! :(
"both links work for me, but here they are.
Jun 21, 2013
Darren posted a blog post
   On a lunch break last month, a small custom-built octacopter made a 10-minute flight through the city of Guildford, outside of London. Its special cargo: two large pepperoni pizzas.The delivery was masterminded by a T + Biscuits, an English…
Jun 3, 2013
Darren replied to Dean's discussion Hexacopter crash. Please help!'
"I agree with Doug on wiring... did the flight on 3s go ok? how about the landing?
A twitching motor is usually an indication of one of the three motor side wires from the esc being disconnected(loose). You can reproduce the effect by disconnecting…"
Jun 2, 2013
Darren commented on Georacer's blog post Black Box Stories: Mid-Air Crash
"Mine was not a mid-air, but a wing failure mid-flight. (long-o tell-o so will end there.)
But way to go on your patience to collect post-crash investigation data. I know how it can feel to recover a downed plane."
May 23, 2013
Darren commented on Joshua Ott's blog post Thirty Days (#16): More maker Faire
"Ardu-D2? that would be awesome!"
May 22, 2013
Darren commented on Joshua Ott's blog post New prop mounts
"I would like to see CW and CCW threaded prop nut variations."
May 9, 2013
Darren commented on tristan price's blog post Freezing fog grounds my hexa in less than a minute
"You might try dipping the props in Rain-X (might help in preventing ice buildup.)
or better yet, one of the several new nano coatings folks are working on for that.
one example Anti-Icing Superhydrophobic Coatings
May 1, 2013
Darren commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Ionic Thrusters for Drone Propulsion?
"miniturize that and you get this
New technology has dramatic chip-cooling potential for future compu..."
Apr 3, 2013
Darren commented on Riccardo Kuebler's blog post DIY vario and head tracker
"Imagine how small you could make that using this gem! ;)
Shrunk down an Arduino to the size of a finger-tip!"
Apr 3, 2013
Darren commented on Arthur Benemann's blog post [Update] DroidPlanner v0.3 - Ground Control Station for Android devices
"Google Play says the free version takes android v4, but donation page says it supports v2.2 and up. So I was only able to install the free one on one of two of my androids... although I have nothing to test with at the moment, I wanted to see it in…"
Mar 22, 2013
Darren commented on Kevin Hester's blog post Ten dollar telemetry - Bluetooth support added to Andropilot thanks to...
"If you took two of those you could potentialy make a wireless link to a remotely mounted gps (with its own small battery pack) Although I wonder what latency there would be.
Mar 22, 2013
Darren commented on Matthew Beck's blog post Pilot Spots Possible Drone 1,500 Feet Above NYC's JFK Airport... FAA launches investigation
"I used to fly that area ALOT in an FSX based flying club. I think it helps to visualize faa airspace in 3d.
(google earth overlay)"
Mar 6, 2013