"Renaud - The LR3 isn't designed specifically for APM, so would need code changes. Also, since I posted that I was looking round their site and it seems the LR3 has been discontinued and replaced by the LR4. This is designed to work with the…"
"I think a lot of people genuinely believe there is a privacy issue because they don't understand that current laws already protect them from being filmed or photographed where they have a reasonable expectation of privacy."
"I don't see why they wouldn't work. They won't work as well as hollow extrusions, simply because they'll be heavier, but they will do the job and would be a very quick way of assembling more unusual (i.e. 'H',…"
"Having owned that RQ-11 clone, my honest advice would be to get a different airframe if you want to add weight to it. If that's not possible, you should look at strengthening the joints between the three wing pieces and the mounting points…"
"Hard to say. The tech specs refer to a 'pre-programmed' flight path but there are no details as to whether this is programmed by the user prior to the flight, or a fixed pattern for photographing the launch site from different angles. To…"
"Guys, it's designed so that no piloting skills (and no building skills) are needed to use it. I'm not even sure what you're comparing it to, because I've not seen any DIY system that could achieve that with the reliability…"
"That doesn't look that unreasonable to me. Firstly, it's not a simple RTL autopilot, it will follow a series of waypoints, but these can't be changed in flight. Secondly, it's a commercial offering, with all the potentially…"
"What about re-purposing the clock-spring connector from a multi-function car steering wheel? It wouldn't give continuous rotation, but would keep things tidy for greater than 360 degree travel. Not sure how much friction there is in those…"
"It's nowhere near as slow as an Easystar or similar, but it's pretty docile in how it flies. I think the flight characteristics aren't going to catch a beginner out, but being made of fibreglass and balsa, it's not the toughest…"
"Having owned and flown the RQ-11 replica, I can tell you it's far from an ideal platform for a UAV/camera plane. It should really be seen as a good 1:1 scale military model and that's it. It flies nicely (and by that I mean it's…"
"This isn't a slow plane, even without adding additional weight, and you need a decent amount of power to get it moving. The motor/prop I used wasn't fast, but it had plenty of grunt to get the thing in the air."
"I used this motor with a 54a esc:
Mainly because that's what I had lying around and it fitted. With a (I think) 9x6 prop it was more than powerful enough for the plane and would climb fast, then sit at…"