The reason there are no ITAR or other export control issues with the MircoPilot is because it is not manufactured or developed in the United States, the company that makes them is based in Canada."
"Very impressive, I like how it's programmable straight from Simulink, I imagine that can speed up control algorithm development quite a bit. Do you have a rough estimate on the price of the hardware?"
"Very impressive! Although I don't think they used a Basic Stamp for this, but they did mention that some of the calculations were done on the ground and commands transmitted wirelessly at 20Hz to the helicopter."
"The reason only one leg was against the tail during runup was done to not block the camera's view, and it was firmly held by the wings during that test, normally both there would be a leg in front of each side of the tail.
For those of you not familiar with the project we are a university team competing in the 2008 UAV Outback Rescue Challenge, for more information about our team visit our site: www.aessuav.orgOn May 10th we attempted our first bottle drop from 400…