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Path to an Aerial Photography Drone – Quick Update

Posted on May 3, 2011 at 9:01am 0 Comments

Electronics Path



Taking some advice, I have done some soldering practice.

 

I purchased a new soldering iron to replace my 10yr old 15w iron, it is a Weller WLC100 soldering station. AMAZON Linkage -…

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Path to an Aerial Photography Drone - 4

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 11:16am 10 Comments

Airframe #2 - Decisions and path options



I decided to follow parallel paths to my goal.



The first path is to continue development on my own airframe.



The second path is to use an off the shelf airframe to work on the electronics end of my goal.

 

Airframe Path:

As a part of my airframe development, I…

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Path to an Aerial Photography Drone - 3

Posted on April 18, 2011 at 8:05am 2 Comments

 

Airframe #1 – Flight #1 – Who’s the U-boat Commander?



To make a long story short…Flew, crashed and ended up floating in the irrigation ditch.



After 2 weeks of 20 gusting to 50 winds I finally got a chance to fly… Winds were calm, a beautiful morning to fly.



The flight was airframe only, no…

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Path to an Aerial Photography Drone - 2

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 3:21pm 2 Comments

Airframe #1 - A starting point



I have spent some time looking at military and non-military “drones” and have determined a direction to move in for the airframe.



Currently, I am envisioning a twin tail boom airframe, a high mounted wing and a decent size fuselage.



As a starting point, I found the TiwnaxV2…

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