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Fotokite Phi Tethered Quadrotor on IndieGoGo

Looks really interesting! I like the fact that it gives accountability as to who is using it, seems relatively safe given the prop guards and the flexible props, and at least there won't be any flyaways! This was done by some guys that worked in ETH Zurich's lab.

Here's the IndieGoGo link.…

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Added by healthyfatboy on August 27, 2015 at 5:37am — 6 Comments

Ground/Air Drone Delivery

With all this talk about Amazon and other less serious drone delivery concepts out there, there has been a large amount of discussion regarding the feasibility of delivering a package via drone for same day delivery or general delivery. While I don't think this is really all that feasible from a logistical or safety point of view, the…

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Added by healthyfatboy on August 26, 2014 at 6:17pm — 7 Comments

Ground Based OSD

So after reading through the comments on this post, it got me thinking about the possibility of using the MinimOSD, or soon to be released jDrones MiniOSD, on the ground to have one less item up in the air. The appeal of keeping the aircraft light and a little less expensive, in the case of a flyaway…

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Added by healthyfatboy on March 23, 2012 at 9:07pm — 10 Comments

Inexpensive Thermal Camera

I don't know how useful this would be but I thought it would be something that could be attached to a quadrotor to do some thermal analysis for a home to determine how to increase the efficiency of the heating and cooling systems by reducing the losses around windows and doors.

(Image pulled from his website)

Here's where to find more…

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Added by healthyfatboy on March 22, 2011 at 6:09pm — 6 Comments

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