Hamilton From Above
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  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Canada

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We Need a "Smart Battery"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hamilton From Above Jan 4, 2014. 8 Replies

Everyone is familiar with smartphones and other smart devices. We need to create a vision, or industry standard, for high-performancebattery technologies, like Lithium Polymer, that includes a…Continue

Tags: safety, Polymer, Lithium, battery, smart

3D Printing Aircraft Parts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erik LeClair Nov 18, 2015. 5 Replies

I cannot believe that 3D Printing model aircraft parts does not have its own Discussion Forum.My first question question is this: in what situations can 3D printing replace CNC machiningwhen it comes…Continue

Apple or Android: which platform, tablet and "hacks" works best with the Parrot AR Drone 2.0?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hamilton From Above Jun 26, 2013. 3 Replies

Judging from feedback on other forums, the Apple iPad offers the most mature flight control hardware and software solutions for the Parrot AR Drone 2.0. However, the Apple platform is a "closed…Continue

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 until something better comes along ;-/

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hamilton From Above Feb 7, 2013. 9 Replies

After contributing to Kate Allen's discussion entitled, "…Continue

Tags: Parrot, Drone, AR, 2.0


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About Me:
My interest is in aerial or elevated photography, and imaging (MW, infra-red and UV). I am project, mission, fund-raising and team-building oriented. I have neither the skills nor the interest do delve into the guts of UAV technology, or even imaging for that matter. I am an almost-RTF end-user.

However, I relish the opportunity to provide feed-back and work with people who do have the technical and programming skills needed to develop UAV appliances & applications.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Using quadricopters to obtain elevated video and still
imagery for a wide variety of community projects.

Interested in methods that extend the range and reliability of
the Parrot AR Drone 2.0, and the iPAD and Android-based tablets, for flight control and video; either by boosting the native Wifi radio interface without frying the Parrot or the Android tablets on-board circuitry, or hacking the Parrot's Wifi hardware so it will operate as 4G-LTE mode, and be compatible with the iPAD or Android-based tablets native 4G-LTE.

I realize that the DIY Drone community considers the
Parrot AR Drone 2.0 a toy. The current AR Drone 2.0/tablet control platform lacks the more robust systems, mechanics and radio interface that you would find in a true, hobby-grade quadcopter. Soon to switch from the AR Drone to the DJI Phantom, and seriously considering the Gaui 500x.


Also, just starting to explore the use of High Altitude Balloons and lifting-body type payload-gliders as a more efficient and productive way to obtain near-space video and scientific measurements, and then "glide" the payload back to the launch area.

Hamilton, Ontario CANADA

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At 1:20pm on February 22, 2013, John Terrell said…

Thanks, Hamilton.  We'll see soon enough.  I've ordered a refurbished Parrot AR so I've no idea what's going to happen.  At any rate, I'll drop you a note and let you know what I've learned.  I downloaded the Android app and I'll give it a shot.

Be well,

John Terrell

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