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Simulator for Lighter Than Air

Started Nov 2, 2011 0 Replies

I'm developing an autopilot for lighter than air aircraft, and it's getting annoying to test it in a hall every time I make a change, so I was thinking of using a simulator. Does anyone know of a…Continue

Polyurethane

Started this discussion. Last reply by dmorton Nov 6, 2012. 2 Replies

Can anyone recommend a polyurethane supplier that can supply the kind of PU needed to make blimp envelopes?

UHF Radio and Transponders

Started Jan 25, 2011 0 Replies

Does anyone here use UHF/VHF Radios and/or transponders that regular aircraft use to alert control towers to there presence?If so how does one do it with Arduino?Continue

Blimp Motors

Started Jan 20, 2011 0 Replies

I am wondering whether anyone can recommend a specification of motors to properly manueveure a 66" blimp filled with helium? Ideally they should be light weight and have a low current draw, but I…Continue

 

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narwhal commented on Joshua Ott's blog post Falcon Drone joins the hunt for rhino poachers in South Africa
"Does anyone know how to get involved in schemes like this?"
May 28, 2013
narwhal commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Lego Mindstorms blimp drone
"What new sensor technology will you be using in the Blimpduino?"
Feb 3, 2013
narwhal commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Mapping with the Parrot AR.Drones and Autodesk 123D
"So does Autodesk 123D process the images locally or does it upload to the cloud? Does anyone know how long it takes to process a given amount of images?"
Jan 9, 2013
narwhal commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Synthetic aperture radar for $360
"Given that this is easy to create, are there off-the-shelf versions? Could this be used for Sense and Avoid with other aircraft?"
Dec 18, 2012
dmorton replied to narwhal's discussion Polyurethane
"http://www.airtimekite.com/ sells bladders for kites. Their Orange bladder material is an EVOH/LDPE laminate - very tough and light weight, and much easier to heat seal than PU. For making a long thin blimp - a hyperblimp - you could do worse…"
Nov 6, 2012
trappy commented on narwhal's blog post Foreign Correspondent (ABC Documentary)
"it sounds so much better to call something "illegal" though ... :) just another fear-slinging story if you ask me."
Sep 7, 2012
Flying Monkey commented on narwhal's blog post Foreign Correspondent (ABC Documentary)
"Wow, if you listen closely to the subtle undertones...  the music, the sound effects, the wording of the dialogue... Nothing but fear-mongering draconian crap.   "airborne anarchists" plz get real!  There was nothing illegal…"
Sep 6, 2012
Daniel commented on narwhal's blog post Foreign Correspondent (ABC Documentary)
"I might have found it on the internet: http://www.slingfile.com/file/ZENvhyDwR0"
Sep 5, 2012
PeteD commented on narwhal's blog post Foreign Correspondent (ABC Documentary)
"I thought it was quite well produced. However I seriously doubt it was produced by Australians (the ABC). The content was almost entirely American (except for the Trappy parts). There was nothing on the local UAV scene. They didn't even mention…"
Sep 5, 2012
Tilman Baumann commented on narwhal's blog post Foreign Correspondent (ABC Documentary)
"Can someone make a copy perhaps?"
Sep 5, 2012
Chris Card commented on narwhal's blog post Foreign Correspondent (ABC Documentary)
"Thanks for posting about this documentary. I agree that it seemed to provide a well balanced overview of the concerns with UAVs or 'drones'. We do live in interesting times... "
Sep 4, 2012
Andrew Dunlop commented on narwhal's blog post Foreign Correspondent (ABC Documentary)
Sep 4, 2012
Hawhoo commented on narwhal's blog post Foreign Correspondent (ABC Documentary)
"IView copyrighted and only available in Australia :("
Sep 4, 2012
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Foreign Correspondent (ABC Documentary)

I just caught the Foreign Correspondent documentary on Drones, Rise of the machines, and I have to say it was quite balanced, it presented all the issues currently surrounding civilian UAVs quite…See More
Sep 4, 2012
narwhal replied to Neal's discussion Hackaday.com putting weapons on AR Drone
"I don't consider merely putting weapons on a UAV for personal amusement (and taking proper safety precautions) "shitting in your own bed". Only when it becomes dangerous to other people would I consider it an issue, and a parrot AR…"
Aug 25, 2012
narwhal replied to Neal's discussion Hackaday.com putting weapons on AR Drone
"What are you worried about here exactly? Is it: 1) He's going to use the weaponised drone to wreak havoc? - I doubt that, if that was the case he wouldn't be documenting it. 2) He's going to incite fear into the publics perception of…"
Aug 24, 2012

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Foreign Correspondent (ABC Documentary)

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 3:30am 8 Comments

I just caught the Foreign Correspondent documentary on Drones, Rise of the machines, and I have to say it was quite balanced, it presented all the issues currently surrounding…

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Software Defined Radio

Posted on July 8, 2012 at 8:00am 7 Comments

Recently Ars Technica did a piece on software defined radio, using the Phi product as a centre piece, it got me thinking about its applications for drones.

Software defined…

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Dynamic Density Airship Concept

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 5:00am 5 Comments

This is an airship I designed for the UAVForge competition, it takes advantage of its ability to alter its volume (and thus its density) to take off and land. It is 6 ft long, however folds down into a rucksack.

 

Some interesting technology I am looking at in terms of software is the Surface From Motion 3D environment…

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