From Defense Tech: "I can understand having a close-tethered "man-in-the-loop" for weapons releases or snap recon taskers, but my reporting on automatic landing systems leads me to believe that there's no reason whatsoever to have pilots landing drones from Nevada (or wherever else they're remotely piloting those drones) every time.
Another autonomous blimp, this one clearly modeled closely on Blimpduino (right down to the same Lego parts for the vectoring servo--hey guys, how about a callout?) but using a PIC chip rather than Arduino's ATmega. Also a simple IR-based remote, rather than RC. Major DIY plus points--the Colorado State team who designed it built their own IR… Continue