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Undergraduate curriculum for drone/UAV/UAS aerial mapping training?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Mortimer Dec 9, 2014. 1 Reply

All,I teach GIS and mapping at an undergraduate institution (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater) and have recently started integrating drone/UAV mapping into my classes with an emphasis on using UAVs…Continue

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APM response to catastrophic air frame/wing failure?

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 4:13pm 27 Comments

All -- what do you believe is an appropriate response of APM (ArduPlane) to a complete air frame failure?

Over Thanksgiving break, I test flew an Experimental Airlines AXON build (in a remote, rural area). The plane was flying fine with default settings, and I flew from FBWA to RTL to Auto. During the Auto mission the main spar (an oak dowel) failed and the wings collapsed at around 300' AGL. The plane, as you might expect, took a nosedive to the…


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