Gary Mortimer's Blog – April 2013 Archive (8)

T3 Qube results

This T3 round was really quite the thing. As such everybody gets a prize! Chris assures me that the 3DR T shirts are very cool. So far he has failed to produce an image of a bumpy jumper person wearing one…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on April 20, 2013 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Hyundai Flying Car

Not sure I have picked the right named  rotor number for this one. I called it a hexadecagon. 

A chap said of an ultralight pilot that I knew after flying over a large body of water (Irish Sea) in a very very dodgy aircraft. "Balls the size of melons and a brain the size of a pea" 

I don't think I would have sat in this, especially…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on April 20, 2013 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

SteadiDrone QU4D Fighting Walrus Modifications

Patrick spoke with with Bryan Galusha at the recent Robotics block party and he had something to share with sUAS News.

We are excited to announce the Fighting Walrus fully-integrated RTF airframe!  This ready-to-fly airframe incorporates the features what our customers wanted most:

1.  Streaming 1080p video

2.Manual control with the iOS device

3.…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on April 17, 2013 at 11:00am — 49 Comments

Google chief urges action to regulate mini-drones

One wonders what Eric Schmidt’s opinion is of the Google staff that we know using the technology. Perhaps the technology is just dandy in their hands?  The issue of regulation does need to be addressed in the USA. As ever though the shuffling of chairs and meetings to organize meetings seem to top of the agenda for the FAA.

The BBC reports:- The…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on April 13, 2013 at 7:14am — 30 Comments

This T3 Qube entry should hit the front page

A flight time of 42 minutes all hands off around the cube, a wonderful entry from Steve Westerfield.

I did a practice flight near my house with a few seconds at each corner and then I went out and did 3 missions on Mar 26th at my RC flying field Falcon R/C in Lake Dallas,TX. The first was 15 mins and it flew well. I increased the WP…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on April 12, 2013 at 6:33am — 2 Comments

Model aircraft owners drawn into privacy debate on drones

By Ben Wolfgang -The Washington Times

CROWNSVILLE, Md. - Steve Barnett has been flying unmanned aerial systems for more than 30 years — long before the word “drone” started making global headlines.

But now, the 65-year-old Army veteran and model-airplane enthusiast finds himself…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on April 10, 2013 at 12:01am — 16 Comments

DJI Phantom Vision

They are certainly trying.

The PHANTOM Vision is the only quadcopter on the market to offer professional-level multi-rotor flight control technology, an intelligent GPS-based autopilot system, an integrated HD camera and an iOS app for full camera control. The PHANTOM Vision also comes with a remote control unit containing pre-programmed…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on April 8, 2013 at 12:59pm — 6 Comments

Test flight of unmanned aerial vehicles at KNP

Something close to my heart, I am currently ramping up for a radio collar trial in South Africa with some new technology. Rhinos are just one animal in great danger. Time to redress the balance. GM

by Abdul Gani

Kaziranga National Park, for the first…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on April 8, 2013 at 5:21am — 12 Comments

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