About

Gender

Male


Location

Edmonton, AB.


About Me:

I am a Technical Analyst who is facinated by the idea of UAVs and RPVs.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I have flown R/C for 40 years. I like to keep current in all areas of flight, especially new technology like UAVs and related autonomous systems.


Hometown:

Edmonton


Activity Feed

Richard commented on Barbara Grant's blog post Deleting my previous post on my UAV imager book
"@Marc... That's the point: NOT the armed Predator drone at all !"
Aug 1, 2016
Richard commented on Barbara Grant's blog post Deleting my previous post on my UAV imager book
"All I know is this site has always tried very hard to distance itself from any military discussion what so ever. That may well be the issue here.

By the way, the silkscreen image and its past use as a site logo, is definitely not a Predator drone,…"
Jul 31, 2016
Richard replied to Osman Kültür's discussion How to write Conceptual Design ? in ArduCopter User Group
"I do not understand what is driving Darius Jack to post in just about every group in this community and loudly proclaim that he is the biggest expert here and that he  knows everything and that everyone else is behind conspiracies everywhere!"
Mar 21, 2016
Richard replied to Osman Kültür's discussion How to write Conceptual Design ? in ArduCopter User Group
"SSSHHHH!  We're supposed to pretend he's not here!
If everyone stays quiet, maybe he'll just go away.
 "
Mar 21, 2016
Richard replied to Doug's discussion New to Pixhawk - FPV cam/telemetry question. in PIXHAWK
"You can send data using an OSD through your video TX for FPV flights, but not for Mission Planner use."
Mar 21, 2016
Richard replied to Darius Jack's discussion Who is legally accountable in case of drone crash reported to FAA ? in ArduCopter User Group
"WHAT?  Everyone knows trolls don't have time to actually do anything other than troll !"
Mar 21, 2016
Richard commented on Vikram kumar Gupta's blog post Micro Drone technology based on spring propulsion
"I am certainly no engineer, but I believe @ Jerry Giant is correct.. once in the air, it does not appear that the reaction part of the cycle has enough resistance to act against."
Mar 14, 2016
Richard replied to TSL's discussion What is the best drone of 2016?
"Wow, hard question to answer... almost like asking which car is the best in 2016?

First, what is the application?
(real estate photography, GIS mapping, racing, sports photography, etc.)

Second, what is the budget/price range?

Third, do you consi…"
Mar 10, 2016
Richard replied to Orlando Williams's discussion What drone should i get under the budget of US $300
"To be realistic, $ 300 won't cut it, especially for true FPV. [First Person View]
The quad you mentioned (walkera qr x350 fpv) is over that amount as it is, plus you have to add the cost of the GoPro that it is intended to carry.
And, since a GoPro…"
Mar 8, 2016
Richard commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post A new chapter in ArduPilot development
"It's going to take quite a lot of soul searching to separate the DIYDrone labels from the trademarked names which 3DR claims.
Interesting to see just how loose Chris plays this aspect of the separation."
Mar 1, 2016
Richard commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post A new chapter in ArduPilot development
"I agree with a membership fee. It would be a good way to support the community.
A virtual store at DIYDrones?  Here we go again... Isn't that how 3DR started?"
Mar 1, 2016
Richard replied to Aussie in AZ's discussion 3DR telemetry no longer supported by 3DR....options?
"@ Dwgsparky, I too have spent a lot of $ on this "hobby", along this community's evolution/genesis, but we have to remember that as an open-source community, the hardware will evolve and change, and as such the suppliers and the sources of the equip…"
Jan 21, 2016
Richard commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New service to "take control of reckless or malicious drones"
"Especially since we learned today that the courts have ruled that people can shoot our drones down with impunity!"
Oct 27, 2015
Richard commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New service to "take control of reckless or malicious drones"
"Perhaps WE need to carry a shotgun when flying just to protect our craft!?!"
Oct 27, 2015
Richard replied to Tim's discussion APM 3.1
"You were good enough to say you bought Chinese: most people who buy clones and then have issues often swear they bought original and still expect the community to diagnose their problems.

Yes, stick with the original."
Sep 29, 2015
Richard replied to amirhossein eshtiaghi's discussion APM 2.6 Calibration in ArduCopter User Group
"Then it's almost certainly a knock-off."
Sep 2, 2015
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