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Inspection camera

Started Nov 30, 2017 0 Replies

I'm looking for a relatively low cost camera for mounting on a quad for live video inspection work.It doesn't need to be amazing quality, but I'm not too impressed with the output from a lot of…Continue

Indoor quad with gimbal

Started Jun 2, 2016 0 Replies

I'm looking for a quad that we can fly indoors to demonstrate our Ground Control Station, the …Continue

Growth in Section 333 Exemptions

Started May 26, 2016 0 Replies

I thought it would be interesting to plot the increase in the number of Section 333…Continue

Tags: 333, Section, FAA

Ultimate Ground Control Station

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Worthington Jul 7, 2016. 5 Replies

I'm working on the design for the Ground Control Station (GCS) shown in the images below and am trying to make sure we incorporate as many useful features as possible.It uses our …Continue

Tags: mission, planner, screen, mouse, GCS

 

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Sam Worthington replied to Randy Jones's discussion Kite / foil for extending range
"In principle, it should be feasible, but transition would be a challenge. The 'chute would act like an air break on release and would probably be best placed at the centre of drag. This will change as the forward flight speed changed, but…"
Dec 27, 2018
Sam Worthington replied to Manu Go's discussion Is this design feasible?
"In theory, ducted fans give a increased static thrust for the same rotor size when compared to an open propellor, if designed well. However, the duct complicates the air flow and this becomes more of a problem with a design like yours as the…"
Dec 27, 2018
Sam Worthington commented on Yograj Singh Mandloi's blog post Multi Vehicle Simulation with Qgroundcontrol
"Good work, please keep us updated when you get the new quads. Sam ------------------------------ Worthington Sharpe"
Mar 3, 2018
Sam Worthington commented on lot's blog post Dronecoria: Open Source Forest Restoration with Drones
"We focus on ground control stations so I'm no expert on specifying multirotor parts but I wanted to say what a great project I think this is. I know there are other people working on propitiatory seed planting UAVs, but I love the idea of an…"
Feb 8, 2018
Sam Worthington replied to Rafi Nahmani's discussion Ducted fan motors vs propellers??
"Rafi, I'm not sure about the 2x or 4x efficiency claims, but you could expect a 30% or 40% increase in static thrust for a well designed ducted fan compared to an open propellor of an equivalent diameter. I'll keep meaning to work through…"
Feb 3, 2018
Sam Worthington replied to Rowan Border's discussion Joystick Control with DJI M600 in the group UgCS
"Rowan, I've been reading the UgCS for DJI 2.13 beta manual. In Section 2.7, item 12 says UgCS Desktop "Control Vehicle with a joystick" I checked with their support and got a reply to say "The work with joystick in UgCS will…"
Dec 22, 2017
Sam Worthington replied to Robbie Vance's discussion Disable disarm button on joystick while flying
""An obsessive-compulsive desire for equilibrium" I appreciate the philosophical approach, its an overlooked aspect of the industry. Plato would have approved."
Dec 21, 2017
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Inspection camera

I'm looking for a relatively low cost camera for mounting on a quad for live video inspection work.It doesn't need to be amazing quality, but I'm not too impressed with the output from a lot of action cameras that I have seen, and I need something without fish eye.Are there any cameras that rival the output from that of a DJI consumer drone like the Mavic?Cheers,Sam--------------------------------------------Worthington SharpeSee More
Nov 30, 2017
Sam Worthington replied to Alain Brunelle's discussion Looking for suggestion on laptop to include in a ground station
"It's not a laptop, but the Intel NUC is a pretty good option for fitting into Ground Stations. Cheers, Sam Worthington Sharpe"
Nov 30, 2017
Sam Worthington replied to Rowan Border's discussion Joystick Control with DJI M600 in the group UgCS
"Sorry Rowan, I wasn't aware that DJI had dropped the joystick functionality. Hopefully UgCS will have something that works soon. One option, that should work with either the Wing, or a standard joystick is a USB to PPM converter. I've not…"
Oct 15, 2017
Sam Worthington replied to Rowan Border's discussion Joystick Control with DJI M600 in the group UgCS
"Hi Rowan, As long as you can fly the M600 through a PC telemetry/datalink, then it should work fine. However, we've not had that much experience with DJI systems ourselves. Our first test flight used a DJI flight controller but our…"
Oct 13, 2017
Sam Worthington replied to Rowan Border's discussion Joystick Control with DJI M600 in the group UgCS
"Rowan, I was reading this this thread and it occurred to me that our Wing Control Device might be of particular interest to your researcher. Let me know if I can help. Sam"
Oct 13, 2017

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Bill Piedra left a comment for Sam Worthington
"Yes, I'm very interested in swarming.  Right now I am testing the UgCS Drone Dance controller.  But I also found an interesting way to make swarms of Solos."
Aug 24, 2017
Sam Worthington replied to Rafi Nahmani's discussion Will pay someone to help me find a way to control multiple drones at once (DIY project)
"I've just written a blog post describing how the command and control of the swarm might work."
Aug 24, 2017
Sam Worthington commented on Kristaps Brass's blog post UgCS DDC Drone Swarm with Smoke
"Very impressive. ---------------- worthingtonsharpe.com"
Aug 23, 2017
Sam Worthington replied to Rafi Nahmani's discussion Will pay someone to help me find a way to control multiple drones at once (DIY project)
"Hi Rafi, There are a few discussions on here, such as Multiple pixhawks communicating to single Ground Control Station. We're building the capability into our next Wing GCS, but haven't got very far in terms of testing…"
Aug 23, 2017

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About Me:
Design Engineer
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I have done quite a lot of work on Vertical Take-Off and Landing UAVs a few years ago and have developed the "Wing" 3D computer input device.

We have now developed the Wing GCS Ground Control Station for simultaneous piloting and mission planner editing.
Hometown:
Lancaster

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Fully integrated ground control station

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 8:00am 10 Comments

I've mentioned on a couple of posts over the last few months that we've been hard at work developing a fully integrated ground control station and gave it the first public airing at Skytech in London last week. It is built around the patented Wing control device to enable both manual piloting and mission planner…

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At 3:35am on September 21, 2015, OwlPic said…
Be happy to work with you on things about aero engineering you don't know yet. There is a lot of wrong information on the web.
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At 9:14am on August 24, 2017,
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Bill Piedra
said…

Yes, I'm very interested in swarming.  Right now I am testing the UgCS Drone Dance controller.  But I also found an interesting way to make swarms of Solos.

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