Gary Mortimer's Blog – December 2011 Archive (5)

Can you fly a multicopter? The Chicago Tribune needs you..

Helicopters, HTML & democracy: be a HACKER-JOURNALIST

Making software in the newsroom is the best job I’ve ever had.

It’s great work, and it’s for a purpose. We’re not here to “save journalism” (whatever that means) — we’re here to save democracy.


  • A passion for the…

Added by Gary Mortimer on December 27, 2011 at 11:46pm — 2 Comments

SenseFly Flocking

Its interesting that they are doing cool things but not quite breaking out commercially


But the other side of the coin is lots of money is being thrown at UAS in Europe and America really is beginning to fall behind.

Maybe ETH will put out their own or an enhanced opensource AP one…


Added by Gary Mortimer on December 26, 2011 at 9:41am — 18 Comments

Merry Christmas one and all

Some people will already be in it, some about to start and I guess for a few its ages.

Either way I hope you have been good and Santa brings what you were after.

Be safe everybody and have a great time with your friends…


Added by Gary Mortimer on December 24, 2011 at 9:55am — 6 Comments

RCAPA needs you!

If you are planning on flying commercially in the USA, ie take photos for money from your platforms. You really ought to be a member of RCAPA and follow their very simple guidelines.

Of course right now you cannot turn a dime selling aerial photos but that might change soon.

I would suggest that all…


Added by Gary Mortimer on December 23, 2011 at 12:46am — 8 Comments

This seems very DIYD

Not sure if this is in the military category or not...

WASHINGTON, Dec 05, 2011 The Naval Research Laboratory Vehicle Research Section has successfully completed flight tests for the Autonomous Deployment Demonstration (ADD) program. The final demonstration took place Sept. 1 at the Yuma Proving Grounds, Yuma, Ariz., and consisted of a series of eight…


Added by Gary Mortimer on December 5, 2011 at 12:54pm — 13 Comments

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