About

Gender

Male


Location

Queensland


About Me:

I have been designing, building and flying UAV's, quadcopters etc since 2010. I enjoy designing all kinds of things.

Proficient in Solidworks, 3D printing, CNC CAD/CAM, arduino, some programming, spatial data, Unreal Engine.

 


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I design high-end aircraft/payloads and software / hardware systems, was one of the first to get a quadcopter to fly for more than an hour. I have designed a number of commercial and consumer systems out there.


Hometown:

Queensland


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Tim Lucas updated their profile
Feb 6
Tim Lucas replied to Noah Dalton's discussion Drone Clearing Snow off Solar Panels
"Why use something to commute to the solar panel?
All you want to do is actuate something remotely at the solar panel.
You could install wipers onto the panel or a geared motor that just tilts the panel down and lets the snow fall off.
If you go down…"
Sep 4, 2015
Tim Lucas replied to Monroe Lee King Jr's discussion Team Prometheus X12A Spaceplane in Ardupilot Space Program
"Yeah orbit is a whole milestone of it's own compared with getting up to space, as you stated, I have spoken with people about the feasibility of low cost space exploration as well, you will always get those who won't see it, everything is a…"
Dec 29, 2014
Tim Lucas commented on Aleksei Ivanov's blog post Design feedback needed
"Nice try, it will not work though. it follows no basic aerodynamic principals, don't let this or any other comment dishearten you though, it takes either guts or delusion to subject stuff to public ridicule. either way, I suggest you build a couple…"
Dec 29, 2014
Tim Lucas replied to Monroe Lee King Jr's discussion Team Prometheus X12A Spaceplane in Ardupilot Space Program
"Thanks!
Simply awesome!
Good to see people doing these kind of projects in a serious manner at a lower budget!
are you intending on achieving LEO eventually or just sounding?
Taking off from a Zero Pressure Balloon effectively, could definitely cut…"
Dec 29, 2014
Tim Lucas replied to Monroe Lee King Jr's discussion Team Prometheus X12A Spaceplane in Ardupilot Space Program
"Sounds good :)
Do you have any pics or additional material? I would be really interested to know more about it what you are doing.
Good Luck!
Tim"
Dec 28, 2014
Tim Lucas replied to Mark P. Ludwig's discussion Small scale LiDAR and Agriculture remote sensing in Terrain/Surface Mapping
"Are there instances where you can use Photogrammetry instead of LiDAR?
It is more cost effective and easier to implement, I agree with your thoughts on a viable LiDAR platform however
Please view the following video I made on Photogrammetry, for a…"
Nov 28, 2013
Tim Lucas left a comment on Terrain/Surface Mapping
"Hi Guys I have made a video from some of the data gathered from my UAV platform, it will probably be of interest to this group, let me know what you think...
Website www.remotesense.com.au"
Nov 28, 2013
Tim Lucas replied to Joe Edgar's discussion Video Device
"Depends on your local radio frequency requirements,
For Australia,  5.8GHz for video, 2.4GHz for TX, 900Mhz for Telemetry is the best combo,
Look up US requirements or alternatives for these frequencies, I think 900Mhz there is swapped with 433Mhz…"
Sep 7, 2013
Tim Lucas commented on Adrián Nagy Hinst's blog post All-in-one portable "ground station" was born in Hungary....
"Hi Adrian, this is a very good idea, and nice work too...
Integrating it with an android APP which computerised its functionality more, would be pretty cool as a next step.
Not sure if I would dismiss it as a product, I use controllers $1000 or more…"
Sep 5, 2013
Tim Lucas replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.0.1 released!
"Nice work guys..."
Aug 25, 2013
Tim Lucas replied to Mike Mac's discussion APM vs. PX4 – what to get?
"Hmm...
If you are judging an autopilot by how pretty it looks or put off by being able to see the circuit board, perhaps take up knitting instead...
All jokes aside...
A simple comparison and understanding of specs will give you a pretty good…"
Aug 25, 2013
Tim Lucas left a comment for Robert Krogh (hooks)
"Hey Hooks just wondering where you got the airframe from in your display pic?
cheers 
Tim"
Feb 28, 2012
Tim Lucas commented on Jean-Louis Naudin's blog post Flight of the SCORPID-450 OAT/VTOL bicopter FULL IMU stabilized from Matthieu Bourdarias
"This is cool but I think a quad design still beats it for stability and mechanical simplicity,  but cool project for sure."
Aug 15, 2011
Tim Lucas commented on fibrewire's blog post Variable Pitch Quad Rotor - M/UAV
"Are you developing this as a product prototype or for personal accomplishment? I sent friend request, will talk further on it, not on the forum."
Jul 18, 2011
Tim Lucas commented on fibrewire's blog post Variable Pitch Quad Rotor - M/UAV
"I am quite aware of how these systems work as I have a couple of them sitting in the other room, also conventional helicopter systems, having studied aviation and also worked on real choppers 
Please note: be it a collective pitch quad or a fixed…"
Jul 17, 2011
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