About

Gender

Male


Location

Bristol


About Me:

I'm an aerospace structures engineer with a strong interest in flight simulation and novel UAVs


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I'm very interested in the production of small sized UAVs. Where possible I'd be looking for novel solutions in order to test them out. Coanda flows are a strong area of interest for me.


Hometown:

Bristol


Activity Feed

Phill Scott commented on Phill Scott's blog post MAAXX Europe UAV 'Racing'
"Yeah, I think so.  I'm not a software/programmer - I prefer hardware and flying, but I think I'm going to give this a go.  On the face of it, it seems 'easy' but I think it's going to have it's challenges.

The organisers are going to put up a…"
Jul 5, 2016
Phill Scott commented on Phill Scott's blog post MAAXX Europe UAV 'Racing'
"Made a small mistake - the Track envelope is 27m x 2!

(25m straights, spaced 2m apart joined with constant (1m) radius curves at each end (hence 27m!))"
Jul 3, 2016
Phill Scott posted a blog post
I wanted to give this website some visibility so that:It might create some interest within the communityMore people are likely to enterWe can help define some rules a little more clearlyI'm Alumni from this University (graduated 12 years ago), and…
Jul 2, 2016
Phill Scott commented on NiMA Asghari's blog post Airbus Cargo Drone Challenge submission phase ended, here are a few highlights
"You know, thinking about it, I'm yet to see anything about using helicopters to move cargo in a UAV context - maybe it might be worthwhile doing a design exercise to raise the profile of cargo moving helicopters?

I'd be interested in seeing how a…"
May 30, 2016
Phill Scott commented on NiMA Asghari's blog post Airbus Cargo Drone Challenge submission phase ended, here are a few highlights
"Rob, I do agree with your statement.  But, up until the point of instant terminal effects, I want a system that is as safe as possible - and reasonable.  The safest thing to do is to not fly, that isn't reasonable in this context, so, whats the…"
May 30, 2016
Phill Scott commented on NiMA Asghari's blog post Airbus Cargo Drone Challenge submission phase ended, here are a few highlights
"There are lots of reasons why you wouldn't want to use a very large rotor.  Safety of the untrained user being one.  I don't want one of my designs chopping someone's hand off, because they rushed in."
May 29, 2016
Phill Scott commented on NiMA Asghari's blog post Airbus Cargo Drone Challenge submission phase ended, here are a few highlights
"I submitted a design:
https://localmotors.com/phill_scott/the-modular-cargo-carrying-uav/
I was also one of the people who wanted to better understand the limits of the competition.

It became clear to me that the configuration is protected by…"
May 29, 2016
Phill Scott replied to Matthew Reimer's discussion Apm Rover in tractor setup. in ArduRover User Group
"That's quite the RC vehicle you're going to have! Hope you've got a big red button in there just in case! 

I am looking at a self designed RC mule type vehicle rather than converting a full size product, but am keen to see what you come up with."
May 17, 2015
Phill Scott commented on Laser Developer's blog post Obstacle detection LRF takes 36000 readings per second and costs only US$350
"Hey LD - great piece of kit.  My start-up is working to enable this kind of system over the next 3 months for aerial vehicles."
Mar 7, 2015
Phill Scott replied to RoboBill's discussion Contributing to giving sight to AV's in ArduRover User Group
"Bill - hows it going? I'll have my CNC router next week, so I'm starting to look at what my device might look like.  I've got a few people who are interested in working on this kind of thing.  I think we'll be a while mixing this in with work and…"
Feb 28, 2015
Phill Scott commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Using LIDAR-Lite to sweep an arc for sense-and-avoid
"Mark,

Neato was developed for indoor use really.  You wouldn't be able to get reliable results outdoors with a UAV.  The system itself is very simple, there would be no problems getting a system suitable for outdoors to use essentially the same…"
Jan 27, 2015
Phill Scott commented on Bot Thoughts's blog post OpenMV Cam on KS
"Yep, backed too!"
Jan 26, 2015
Phill Scott replied to RoboBill's discussion Contributing to giving sight to AV's in ArduRover User Group
"Looking good Bill.

Only thing that jumps to mind is to check that you have set these up so that the sensor detection faces are the same distance away from the centre of the plate so that you don't have an offset problem in your measurements?

I…"
Jan 21, 2015
Phill Scott commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Using LIDAR-Lite to sweep an arc for sense-and-avoid
"Good work guys - I'll be joining in with my own version soon enough."
Jan 18, 2015
Phill Scott replied to RoboBill's discussion Contributing to giving sight to AV's in ArduRover User Group
"My LIDAR Lite arrived today.  I haven't ordered the CNC machine yet so I'm going to concentrate on trying to run some tests with the LL this weekend."
Jan 16, 2015
Phill Scott replied to RoboBill's discussion Contributing to giving sight to AV's in ArduRover User Group
"Only passing power/ground through the slip ring would be a good idea.  I thought I could see you had a suppressor on the lines? perhaps they were different lines to the motor.  Had my LL confirmed as in the post and had a good chat with the guys I…"
Jan 9, 2015
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