Really moving BBC video on the Syria Airlift project, using APM drones to deliver aid

Regardless of your views on Middle East conflict, everyone in this community should feel very proud after watching this video, showing APM-powered planes used for humanitarian aid. Mark Jacobsen at the Syria Airlift Project is inspiring, and I personally will be backing his work.  

The power to "democratize the skies" is why I started this community and is the ultimate goal of our projects here.  I was sure that, by making it free and open, people would find uses for the technology that I could never dream of and Mark is just more evidence that's coming true. 

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Comment by Artem on April 27, 2015 at 12:13pm

Mark, this is noble and heart moving endeavor you are in. Not sure if you know about openlrsng and DTF UHF hardware. They have some really good 1w 433mhz Rx and Tx modules, with a dipole on a plane and a moxon on the ground you can easily do 80 miles fully controlled flight even with telemetry. take a look at the gitsly branch of openlrsng which is mavlink friendly. 

Comment by Mauricio on April 27, 2015 at 12:25pm


Comment by Mauricio on April 27, 2015 at 12:26pm

I think this project will make a huge difrerence to many people, just the beginning of something very big

Comment by Paul Marsh on May 9, 2015 at 5:31am

Absolutely awesome.  Thanks for posting the video and thank you to those behind this marvelous effort.


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