About Me:

Aerospace engineering student at Glasgow uni.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Im into RC flying + Hooked on programming since getting an arduino . . they kind of come together in UAV's, amarite?



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Hamish posted a discussion
Does anyone ever look at the bladeless dyson fans and think yeah, put 4 of these in a star shape and call it a quad?Seriously though, it could make for a really quiet drone which is also safer than having props. Has anyone ever seen a bladeless, ven…
Feb 11
Hamish commented on sander's blog post DeltaQuad VTOL completes 100KM autonomous mission carrying a 1KG payload
"Could you do me a massive favour, and repeat the test but without the quad motors or booms? Simply the clean airframe with same battery and payload? I would love to see the difference made by the additional drag and weight caused by the VTOL capabil…"
May 2, 2017
Hamish commented on Martin Rüedi's blog post Fly With A Single Rotary Controller - FlightZoomer 3 Feature Preview
"This is surprisingly good, and pretty thought provoking. I can imagine using it also to plan paths quite intuitivley."
May 2, 2017
Hamish commented on Martin Rüedi's blog post Synthetic camera offers FPV purely as a software solution
"Wow Martin, that's a great idea! As you just said above, you could fly a real drone with just telemetry and no video feed, that's pretty innovative. It would greatly improve "return to home" operations."
Mar 24, 2017
Hamish commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Land-o-Lakes ag drone challenge with $150,000 prize
"Could you have a multirotor tethered to a big rover? Fields always seem to have tractor tracks through them, you could drive down those. Rover could have a generator on board to keep flight times high, or just a big bank of cheap batteries. The rove…"
Mar 23, 2017
Hamish commented on Andrew Murphy's blog post Local Motors Airbus Cargo Drone-1st Test Flight
"Can someone please enlighten me, why did airbus do this? Clearly it was nothing to do with technical design, it was totally to do with social engineering or marketing. What did they gain from this?"
Nov 9, 2016
Hamish commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Some good (painful) physics lessons in trying to put a 360 video rig under a drone
"Something I don't understand - you complain about lightweight components costing a lot of money ... then you go and use 4 legs = 4 times the material cost. And you don't exactly go slimline, it looks like you could stand on that thing without breaki…"
Nov 9, 2016
Hamish commented on fabio de matteis's blog post DJI Inspire 1 thermal Gimbal
"How does the target lock work? Computer vision? Or calculated from gimbal angle and distance of target from sensor?"
Sep 26, 2016
Hamish replied to Mario Vasconcelos's discussion Mission planner - Control over the internet
"Bill, did you ever try using the 4g modem directly with the pixhawk, without the RPi?"
Mar 15, 2016
Hamish commented on Jaime Machuca's blog post Using the Intel Edison as a Smart Camera Controller
"I'm really pleased you are extracting the QX1's potential. If it can be interfaced nicely with a drone then this cam could become simply the best drone cam available, because it's minimal, cheap(ish) and high quality.

I don't like using wifi on boa…"
May 30, 2015
Hamish commented on Greg Dronsky's blog post FPV gimbal for zoom camera
"What I meant was the c.g. changes as the zoom moves the internal lenses around. Since you don't know what I mean, you obviously aren't experiencing this problem which is great for you :]"
Jan 14, 2015
Hamish commented on Greg Dronsky's blog post FPV gimbal for zoom camera
"Looks great, lovely project.
Does it stabilise OK when zoomed in/ zoomed out? I'm asking because the centre of gravity changes, which made my gimbal very sad indeed when I tried something similar."
Jan 12, 2015
Hamish replied to Robert Merki's discussion Tell me what pains you about drones/UAVs. (VENT AT ME)
"1. the crap video downlink quality. I want digital everything and I want it now! having to mix and match 3 different radio systems, all whilst staying legal is also a pain.
2. there's a great 'big data' opportunity since everyone flying is generatin…"
Nov 19, 2014
Hamish commented on Sam Tabor's blog post Ardusoar cross country X-Plane simulation
"Aha, this is the best reason I've seen so far for getting an airspeed sensor. Free energy!
Looks good Sam, I'd love to try it but I seriously doubt the thermalling capability of the Phantom flying wing.

On an loosley related note, have you ever tri…"
Oct 6, 2014
Hamish commented on Hamish's blog post Build configuration of my FX-61 Phantom Flying Wing (part 2)
"Haha, hi Sam.

I'm not old enough to be wise, but the mandate is true! One must not share technical data via powerpoint!

I chickened out of the airspeed sensor because of the eye-watering cost - £41 !
I will buy the cheaper analogue one, but only o…"
Oct 6, 2014
Hamish commented on Hamish's blog post Build configuration of my FX-61 Phantom Flying Wing (part 1)
"Part 2 of this FX-61 Phantom build configuration blog"
Sep 22, 2014