About

Location

Lancashire


About Me:

Design Engineer


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I have done quite a lot of work on Vertical Take-Off and Landing UAVs a few years ago and have developed the "Wing" 3D computer input device. We have now developed the Wing GCS Ground Control Station for simultaneous piloting and mission planner editing.


Hometown:

Lancaster


Activity Feed

Sam Worthington replied to Postal's discussion Industrial multirotor manufacturer wanted
"Have a look at the UK based Vulcan UAV, and Clogworks.

Sam"
May 20
Sam Worthington replied to Randy Jones's discussion Kite / foil for extending range
"In principle, it should be feasible, but transition would be a challenge.

The 'chute would act like an air break on release and would probably be best placed at the centre of drag. This will change as the forward flight speed changed, but should be…"
Dec 27, 2018
Sam Worthington replied to Manu Go's discussion Is this design feasible?
"In theory, ducted fans give a increased static thrust for the same rotor size when compared to an open propellor, if designed well. However, the duct complicates the air flow and this becomes more of a problem with a design like yours as the…"
Dec 27, 2018
Sam Worthington commented on Yograj Singh Mandloi's blog post Multi Vehicle Simulation with Qgroundcontrol
"Good work, please keep us updated when you get the new quads.

Sam

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Mar 3, 2018
Sam Worthington commented on lot's blog post Dronecoria: Open Source Forest Restoration with Drones
"We focus on ground control stations so I'm no expert on specifying multirotor parts but I wanted to say what a great project I think this is. I know there are other people working on propitiatory seed planting UAVs, but I love the idea of an open…"
Feb 8, 2018
Sam Worthington replied to Rafi Nahmani's discussion Ducted fan motors vs propellers??
"Rafi, I'm not sure about the 2x or 4x efficiency claims, but you could expect a 30% or 40% increase in static thrust for a well designed ducted fan compared to an open propellor of an equivalent diameter.
I'll keep meaning to work through the…"
Feb 3, 2018
Sam Worthington replied to Rowan Border's discussion Joystick Control with DJI M600 in UgCS
"Rowan, I've been reading the UgCS for DJI 2.13 beta manual. In Section 2.7, item 12 says UgCS Desktop "Control Vehicle with a joystick"
I checked with their support and got a reply to say "The work with joystick in UgCS will be supported only in…"
Dec 22, 2017
Sam Worthington replied to Robbie Vance's discussion Disable disarm button on joystick while flying
""An obsessive-compulsive desire for equilibrium" I appreciate the philosophical approach, its an overlooked aspect of the industry. Plato would have approved."
Dec 21, 2017
Sam Worthington posted a discussion
I'm looking for a relatively low cost camera for mounting on a quad for live video inspection work.It doesn't need to be amazing quality, but I'm not too impressed with the output from a lot of action cameras that I have seen, and I need something…
Nov 30, 2017
Sam Worthington replied to Alain Brunelle's discussion Looking for suggestion on laptop to include in a ground station
"It's not a laptop, but the Intel NUC is a pretty good option for fitting into Ground Stations.

Cheers,

Sam



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Nov 30, 2017
Sam Worthington replied to Rowan Border's discussion Joystick Control with DJI M600 in UgCS
"Sorry Rowan, I wasn't aware that DJI had dropped the joystick functionality. Hopefully UgCS will have something that works soon.
One option, that should work with either the Wing, or a standard joystick is a USB to PPM converter. I've not tried this…"
Oct 15, 2017
Sam Worthington replied to Rowan Border's discussion Joystick Control with DJI M600 in UgCS
"Hi Rowan,
As long as you can fly the M600 through a PC telemetry/datalink, then it should work fine. However, we've not had that much experience with DJI systems ourselves. Our first test flight used a DJI flight controller but our customers have…"
Oct 13, 2017
Sam Worthington replied to Rowan Border's discussion Joystick Control with DJI M600 in UgCS
"Rowan, I was reading this this thread and it occurred to me that our Wing Control Device might be of particular interest to your researcher. Let me know if I can help.

Sam"
Oct 13, 2017
Sam Worthington replied to Rafi Nahmani's discussion Will pay someone to help me find a way to control multiple drones at once (DIY project)
"I've just written a blog post describing how the command and control of the swarm might work."
Aug 24, 2017
Sam Worthington commented on Kristaps Brass's blog post UgCS DDC Drone Swarm with Smoke
"Very impressive.


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Aug 23, 2017
Sam Worthington replied to Rafi Nahmani's discussion Will pay someone to help me find a way to control multiple drones at once (DIY project)
"Hi Rafi,

There are a few discussions on here, such as Multiple pixhawks communicating to single Ground Control Station. We're building the capability into our next Wing GCS, but haven't got very far in terms of testing yet. SungTae Moon has…"
Aug 23, 2017
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