"Surely what the helicopter pilot was *knowingly* doing here in trying to use the downwash to down this mulicopter was a demonstration of poor airmanship at the very least, and possibly illegal.
I don't fly multicopters but was fortunate enough to…"
"Ummm... I donno if its all over...
I think that DIYDrones, the open source autopilot community will be fine... but 3DR the business might have a problem - and like I said before, what I'm saying is speculation..."
"If 3DR have indeed been instructed to stop sending their products overseas, I doubt that they will be too worried about it, as they have a home market in the U.S. and Canada which they will continue to serve – and if anything I wouldn’t be surprised…"
"Ha! I've got one of those! I've had this Syma heli for over 6 months now, and fly it around the house almost daily! Awesome little toy, extreamy easy to fly, totally unbreakable and only cost me $50. Dosn't fly well outside (or anywhere near a draft…"
"Wow!! So did Rolland *actually* say that they switched to autonomous mode, and the plane started switching rapidly between auto and manual modes?? I once had my XtremeStick behave exactly like that, except it was all in manual mode, and it was r/c…"
"Oh wow,... The bottom middle photo (at the top of the page) showing the RVOSD mounted under the fuselage with the nose wheel in view over the green fields, is my plane!!! The flight from which the photo is taken is on YouTube;…"
"Someone from Procuerus UAV, Cloudcap, Micropilot, ARCAA (organisers of the UAV Outback Challenge), FAA/CASA/JAR, AMA/MAAA, Boeing, BAE Systems, Insitu, IAI, perhaps a military UAV pilot interview. Maybe break it down by theme; i.e. Technology (Geek…"
Can't wait for next month's contest, now with the OBC behind us, I can't wait to get back into it,..but given that we can only operate legally below 400ft (in oz anyway), is this realistic? Also, what about the line of sight thing?"
haha!!! I knew someone would pick that up! I made a mistake when I created that plot. The flight path is actually "clamped" to the ground, while the figure 8 is floating in mid air on Google Earth, so it looks like it hasn't…"