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Night timelapse from auto hover



Night timelapse from autonomous helicopter from heroine worshipper on Vimeo.

A bit more detail is visible in the HD… Continue

Added by Jack Crossfire on March 28, 2008 at 11:40am — No Comments

Robotic sky writing 4 U

Is she a really bored UAV or a flight computer being tested to the limit? The only way to view sky writing this slow is to render the flight recording in Google Earth.…







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Added by Jack Crossfire on March 26, 2008 at 3:39am — No Comments

diydrones vs rcgroups vs runryder

Rcgroups & runryder definitely seemed to dry up after diydrones appeared. They're now more focused on promoting businesses while diydrones has attracted the hobbyists, but Ning really needs more organization than the Latest Activity list. Here's a robotic copter update.







Had to point into the wind for more stability. That's also where the sun is.…



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Added by Jack Crossfire on March 24, 2008 at 6:25pm — 6 Comments

Amateur vs. pro

Reading http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=572000&page=5 definitely puts the amateur UAV business into perspective. If U want to work for a Lockheed or a Boeing, a top engineering degree from MIT is pretty much the price of admission. The qualifications they hired for the Hummingbird UAV make U want to hang up your transmitter and go into used cars.


Added by Jack Crossfire on December 4, 2007 at 4:40pm — 1 Comment

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