"Congrats! That is really an awesome achievement! To be honest, when you first advertised your site on RCGROUPS a few years ago, I didn't think it would last long. I am glad I was wrong! Good job!
I just recieved my copy of Unmanned Vehicles Handbook 2009 from the Shephard Group. Compared to the nearly $2000 Janes Defense wants for thiers, I think it is a good deal at $80.See pics below.uav book 1.jpguav book 2.jpg
"Just another note, you were saying something about antennas in the wings, don't forget to consider the possibility of cross polarization and resulting attenuation. You may need to have your stick pointed up. And...something else that we have done is…"
"I believe I may be the fire fighter that was mentioned earlier in this thread. I work for Miami Dade Fire Rescue and I have proposed the idea to our department. Although there were high levels of optimism, ultimately it boiled down to the CoA. As…"
"Carbon fiber is electically and rf conductive and can act as an rf shield. I would mount the antenna external to the fuse, possibly in the wings? As far as whip or rubber duck, both can have very different propogation and reception characteristics.…"
"Electric Kadet Senior is good too. Axi 4120/18 with a 14"x7" prop, 5S lipo of about 5000mAh to 10,000mAh capacity and a good 80amp Esc. I like Castle's HV-85, it doesn't even get warm. :) For similar performance on a smaller scale, the Herr Cloud…"
"Range is dependent on a number of things. Antenna are measured in dB. The higher the dB the further your signal will travel and can be recieved, however, the narrower your beam width will be. So, an 8dB patch may have a 65 degree window while a 24dB…"
"An inexpensive way to build a composite vehicle is to cut one out of foam. Once you have an airframe that meets your design goals (I highly doubt it will be your first attempt) cover the proven foam aircraft with 2oz glass and minimal amount of…"
I have an emergency project and I need your help. I am putting a presentation together for the fire department where I work on UAVs. I need info or links as to why UAVs are better than manned vehicles. Specifically, I remember some aircraft crashing…