About Me:

Computational biologist in exile; currently an IT administrator and consultant.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I would like to build a long-duration (hours, not minutes) UAV capable of mapping radio signal strength (little VHF transmitters) to plot location of tagged objects.

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Jared Cormier replied to Jared Cormier's discussion Hybrid Airship
"No, I mean a hybrid airship; i.e. an "almost lighter than air" vehicle where the vehicle has a large rigid or semi-rigid envelope which also acts as a lifting body.
the NASA Pathfinder was a solar powered aircraft; completely different."
May 17, 2011
Jared Cormier posted a discussion
I'd like to float this idea out there to get some feedback. I currently have 3 planes and one heli, but these don't seem to be right for the kind of UAV platform I'm looking for. A hybrid airship seems like it could provide superior flight duration…
May 15, 2011
Jared Cormier commented on Pekka Ahola's blog post Raspberry Pi - A dirt cheap new embedded platform for £15
"Wow, this would be ten kinds of awesome; bookmarked.
16 GB SD card can hold a full blown Linux distro; DSL comes to mind, seems almost made for this, actually."
May 6, 2011