"I have the 1.4 version and want to know if there is info on the issues found and the fixes needed for prior versions as the new versions come out? Are there other sources of detailed info on the Ardustation Mega besides this thread?"
"That offset is normal, when the airframe is at rest and the arms are horizontal you should see that the Z accelerometer is measuring the local gravitational acceleration of about 9.81 meters per second squared. Deviations from that value will…"
"Surprised no one has responded to this. I will give you some options that come to mind. First, when you mean cheap, how cheap do you mean? If cost is your main driver then a flying wing would probably be the least expensive (but no landing gear…"
"Since no one has responded yet, I will try to provide some info. First, if you have not gotten connected to Conservation Drones then I would suggest you do that. They are a good source of info for the type of work you are planning.…"
"Not sure why no one has responded but I will give you some info based on my limited knowledge and experience. I don't think there are any technical problems with doing what you want to do. If you want to do it yourself, a small model sized fixed…"
"If you want to see an example of a system that would probably work for this (may not be the optimum choice from a cost point of view but you can see that the technology is available) take a look at the work at this website...
"I agree that this is very doable from a technology point of view. The most appropriate system components will depend on the actual flight profiles and required image resolution but I don't see anything so far that would be a technical roadblock…"
"It appears that there is not much consistency within the FAA on this. Harry Arnold is flying in the Detroit area doing the same type of commercial activity with no problem with the FAA. Both the FAA and Homeland Security are aware of his business…"
"Not sure if 3DRobotics monitors this group but I would suggest that they review the work done by Gene Robinson to modify the X8 flying wing to try to meet the requirements he sees for day-to-day aerial data collection (ruggedness, cargo capacity,…"
"Based on some of the reviews it looks like there is room for improvement on the X8 so hopefully it would take those lessons learned and do it better. Looking at what's out there for my needs, the Zephyr II and SenseFly eBee, along with the X8 would…"
In a recent video interview Chris Anderson mentioned that 3D Robotics is planning on releasing a new flying wing. Any more info available on this development? I am looking at buying a wing in the near future and was wondering what might be coming...
There seems to be a lot of concern that the opportunities for applying "good" drone technology will be limited by the fear of "bad" drones by the general public (at least in the U.S.) and with the Alitalia drone encounter the fear of restrictions on…