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The problem with airspeed sensors

Airspeed sensors have been a major concern for both manned, and unmanned aviation alike. Yet almost every fixed wing or VTOL vehicle is dependent on it. So what is wrong with these sensors and why are they used?

How an airspeed sensor should work

A standard airspeed sensors consists of a pitot tube, a temperature sensor and 2 pressure sensors. The pitot tube has 2 ports (holes), one at the tip (like an injection needle) which is called the dynamic port, and…

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Added by sander on April 2, 2019 at 5:30am — 24 Comments

New VTOL UAV for Utilities, Wildlife and Disaster Inspection

Vertical Technologies launches the DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT

To meet the growing demand for dedicated solutions in a wide range of drone enabled inspection tasks, Vertical Technologies have expanded their autonomous DeltaQuad Pro VTOL range with the DeltaQuad…

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Added by sander on March 18, 2019 at 2:42am — No Comments

Vertical Technologies DeltaQuad maps uninhabited island

At the end of this new DeltaQuad compilation video, you can see the 3D rendering that was created from a survey mission of a dutch peninsula. The mission was flown using a DeltaQuad Pro #MAP carrying a Sony A7R3 with a 35mm lens.…

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Added by sander on November 3, 2018 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Vertical Technologies launches the DeltaQuad Pro #VIEW VTOL surveillance UAV

After the successful launch of the DeltaQuad Pro, and DeltaQuad Pro #MAP, Vertical Technologies has now launched the DeltaQuad Pro #VIEW; A long range surveillance drone based on the DeltaQuad hybrid VTOL fixed wing UAV.

The…

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Added by sander on October 28, 2018 at 1:24pm — No Comments

DeltaQuad VTOL completes 100KM autonomous mission carrying a 1KG payload

This Saturday at DronesLab we achieved an important milestone in the final steps towards the public release of the DeltaQuad: A 100KM autonomous mission carrying a 1KG payload. This marks the achievement of the most important goal we have set when we started the development of this vehicle over a year ago.

The DeltaQuad is an electric VTOL flying wing…

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Added by sander on August 30, 2017 at 1:19pm — 44 Comments

Vertical Technologies releases the DeltaQuad - Fully autonomous VTOL UAV with unique capabilities

Vertical Technologies has released their DeltaQuad series of autonomous VTOL UAVs. This hybrid vertical takeoff fixed wing vehicle can stream telemetry and video over the cellular network using…

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Added by sander on August 30, 2017 at 8:56am — 2 Comments

Scam warning: NEMORC.COM and DRONADA.COM

To anyone considering a purchase from nemorc.com or dronada.com i would like to warn you of the following.

The store is owned by Phillippe Cosyn from Moldova, someone who is known to scam and has previously done so under the name RCMOLD-STORE.COM. (https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1680460-RCMOLD-store)

He now operates under nemorc.com.



After transferring funds to him he…

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Added by sander on March 26, 2017 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Autonomous 60KM flight of the DeltaQuad VTOL

We are currently on the 5th prototype of the DeltaQuad VTOL and today we have put it through its paces with a 60KM autonomous flight. Over at DronesLab we have been working on this machine for more than a year and are in the final stages before releasing it to market. Above is a sneak preview.

The 60KM flight was planned after settling on…

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Added by sander on December 5, 2016 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

DronesLab DeltaQuad prototype at PX4 headquarters in Zurich

The second prototype of the DeltaQuad was given to the PX4 team at ETH in Zurich. The DeltaQuad is a VTOL flying wing based on the Skywalker X8. It is currently under development at…

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Added by sander on July 21, 2016 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

DeltaQuad VTOL autonomous maiden flight

After some succes with the QuadRanger we developed we decided to step it up and convert this Skywalker X8 to VTOL. And this was it's maiden (autonomous) flight

It was outfitted with the PX4 flightstack too which I recently added the VTOL_TAKEOFF and VTOL_LAND…

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Added by sander on April 4, 2016 at 8:10am — 30 Comments

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