Camera mounts, Paramodels, Zeppelins, Marcy 1 bicopter
After a hard week of jury duty, Marcy 1 is getting converted to a bicopter like the Bladestar. In exchange for requiring more wing area for a given amount of lift, bicopters have a smaller rotor diameter & cancelling pitch forces which hopefully allow a smaller balance beam or lower RPM.
A sad finish to monocopters, for the moment.… Continue
SHORT WAVE IR, GROUND VS. EMBEDDED, MARCY 2 NOTES,
Not to be outdone by Navy Aviator Heroine, Vika 1 made a UAV sky writing
video. The last video of skywriting was in 2008, using 1Hz GPS, no
barometer, & the T-Rex. It's the most technology ever thrown at a
single word. To this day, no-one else in the world has done it, believe
it or not.
So tweeked the nacelle angle to compensate for wind. GPS was only giving 0-2Hz. After autopilot took off & tried to turn her unsuccessfully, switched to manual. A gust of wind combined with the tweeked nacelle angle probably flipped her over. That was the end of Vika 1's 2nd fuselage & 3rd camera. $100 + $150 tax by our calculations.