Gary Mortimer's Blog – August 2015 Archive (2)

Pixhawk Prizes for Pronto Pair :- T3 Back to the Future Winners

Back in 2009 we ran our first pylon style race in a figure eight pattern. It was won by an Easystar using a paparazzi autopilot in a fraction over 49 seconds for a single lap.

This time we asked contestants to complete 5 laps and Dawid Preller flew a blistering time of 221 seconds. That's 44 and a tiny bit seconds a lap including launch…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on August 31, 2015 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

Alleged RPA/manned aircraft strike in USA

 

The unconfirmed report is that a “company survey” aircraft impacted a small UAS at 2,500 feet near Lewis University (KLOT) on August 27, 2015 causing damage to the leading edge of the manned aircraft wing.

More as we get it but this is what…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on August 28, 2015 at 9:30pm — 45 Comments

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