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Glendale, CA


About Me:

Rocket scientist


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Long duration flight


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Glendale CA


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Kevin Baxter replied to Laser Developer's discussion Laser altimeter - new design
"You mentioned that the best range is greater than 100 meters, what is the longest range? Could it be aimed up to become a ceilometer (cloud height measuring device)? Any idea as to theaccuracy?"
Jan 14, 2012
Kevin Baxter commented on MarcS's blog post Anti whaling activists using UAV to track whaling fleet
"No ships show up on the Marinetraffic AIS site unless they are within 40 miles of a coastal based receiving station somewhere or self-cooperating via satellite internet connection. Ships below the tip of South America are rarely listed unless they…"
Jan 1, 2012
Kevin Baxter commented on MarcS's blog post Anti whaling activists using UAV to track whaling fleet
"I would imagine that they are using an AIS receiver on the UAV with a com link back to the Sea Shepherds as  all commercial vessels have to have an AIS transceiver. The Nisshin Maru is listed at well over the 300 ton limit which means it must have a…"
Jan 1, 2012
Kevin Baxter commented on MarcS's blog post Anti whaling activists using UAV to track whaling fleet
"Here is their official release regarding the technology:
http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2011/12/24/sea-shepherd-i...
They seem to have already had success this season
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Dec 31, 2011
Kevin Baxter replied to Kraig Krumm's discussion Rocket application
"Test, test, test before you risk it all. The vibrations are your biggest problem. Send up whatever your avionics on a small rocket with higher g’s and a higher dynamic than the big scale model will achieve.
Check out 2 our weekends ago:…"
Mar 14, 2011
Kevin Baxter posted a discussion
Is there anyone out there making really high-quality large-scale carbon fiber wings for UAVs? Greater than 2.5 meters? The RC soaring community has embraced the idea of carbon fiber spar tubes and structures for some time now, much like the Insitu…
Mar 13, 2011