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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Pursifull Nov 12, 2011. 1 Reply

hello all,What is the limit wireless hardware can be pushed to? I read on the forum about a 40 mile solution but now I can't find the post how viable is this?taking into account the battery only…Continue

Turbine UAV

Started this discussion. Last reply by Destry Mitchell Apr 6, 2012. 6 Replies

So an interesting question came up are there any turbine jet drones?im thinking here the applications are endless maybe rapid response to collect intel.at what speeds can they fly?Continue

GlobalHawk UAV w/70mm EDF Kit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Wuest Nov 10, 2011. 8 Replies

Hello everyone,so i have been looking at testing the waters with an Uav and I have always liked the Predator airframe.i have found this on the net it seems slightly better.…Continue

 

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Jan Janulewicz replied to Danny Lombard's discussion Composite airframe
"Dear Ryan I am looking to upgrade my skywalker 1900 based UAV to a full carbon model airframe.  Please can you quote me . My e mail address is jm.janulewicz@gmail.com"
Feb 27, 2017
Destry Mitchell replied to Danny Lombard's discussion Turbine UAV
"an rc jet can reach speeds of over 300mph with an off the shelf turbine and an airframe capable of handling it.  no afterburner required.  The problem is that most RC jet engines have centrifugal single stage compressors and single stage…"
Apr 6, 2012
Macboffin replied to Danny Lombard's discussion Turbine UAV
"I guess you havnt heard of the "Global Hawk"? Or the Predator? Etc etc. Just put UAVs into Google and see what you get."
Mar 11, 2012
Jeff Zika replied to Danny Lombard's discussion Turbine UAV
"We are working on one now. Will advise when we can release more info. Should be capable of 300mph under afterburner (yep!)"
Mar 9, 2012

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Michael Pursifull replied to Danny Lombard's discussion multicopter lifts man
"in my case, I would add the roll bar and leave out the pilot instead ;-)"
Nov 20, 2011
CyberCrash replied to Danny Lombard's discussion multicopter lifts man
"Of course your're right. Safety is important.   But I guess they left out the roll bar because of the extra weight."
Nov 20, 2011

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Michael Pursifull replied to Danny Lombard's discussion multicopter lifts man
"While I generally agree with that, and I am amazed at the boldness and attractive build, the Bachem Ba 349 Natter was also German Engineering. My point is everyone makes mistakes. I think a roll bar is still needed for the safety of the pilot.…"
Nov 20, 2011
CyberCrash replied to Danny Lombard's discussion multicopter lifts man
"Don't you worry:   ....it's German Engineering!   ;-)   That's why my quad didn't flip eather  :-)      ...yet"
Nov 20, 2011

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Michael Pursifull replied to Danny Lombard's discussion multicopter lifts man
"The truth is that these guys know more about multicopters than I ever will. That does not change the fact that, in my mind, the moment I saw this I greatly feared for the test pilot's safety, and those around him. If mistakes with a small quad…"
Nov 19, 2011
Danny Lombard replied to Danny Lombard's discussion multicopter lifts man
"I was thinking there would be some mincing present.will the amount of blades would offer some stabality?Maybe have the passenger sitting under the blades."
Nov 19, 2011

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Michael Pursifull replied to Danny Lombard's discussion multicopter lifts man
"Get good lawyer. You'll want him to review the life insurance policy to be sure it covers this unique form of insanity. Then build an normal sized arducoptermega so you can see how fast they flip and drill into the ground, so you can see…"
Nov 19, 2011
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multicopter lifts man

I found this http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/11/man-flys-in-electric-multi-copter.html on Makezine.comif one would look at building something like this what should be taken into consideration? power source, motor etc.may build a smaller model for uav apps.See More
Nov 19, 2011

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Michael Pursifull replied to Danny Lombard's discussion distance
"That is a very broad question. Radio propagation, power levels, antennas, frequencies, data rate, too many assumptions. Most of the frequencies used by the gear you are most likely to employ functions best with line of sight. Your best bet, if you…"
Nov 12, 2011
Danny Lombard posted a discussion

distance

hello all,What is the limit wireless hardware can be pushed to? I read on the forum about a 40 mile solution but now I can't find the post how viable is this?taking into account the battery only lasts so long.See More
Nov 12, 2011

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Gary Mortimer replied to Danny Lombard's discussion Turbine UAV
"The potential use of small turbine UAS is the reason banning model jets in the USA is still sat on the table at the FAA.   Also on the table a speed restriction for all model aircraft. I don't think it was by accident that somebody was…"
Nov 11, 2011

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Sgt Ric replied to Danny Lombard's discussion Turbine UAV
"Ordinarily UAVs try for endurance not speed. Increased Loiter time requires increased fuel efficiency. True turbines used in R/C are fuel hungry speed demons. I guess it depends on your intended mission."
Nov 11, 2011

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