All Blog Posts Tagged 'recovery' (5)

Parachute Recovery Tests

I've been working for the last few weeks on developing a parachute recovery system for E382s to reduce the need for manual flying. I know from my own experience that any time a human is at the controls, the risk of crashing is significantly higher. Parachutes have been made for small aircraft before…

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Added by Jeff Taylor on June 30, 2013 at 5:30pm — 38 Comments

Failure is an option

It's raining robots-

That will be the headline all of us will cringe at, when the Media goes manic over the first commercial drone crashes of any significance. The same way they do anytime something new takes a stumble (or two).

The thought of my craft hitting somebody really haunts my…

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Added by Joshua Ott on January 7, 2013 at 7:30pm — 29 Comments

Aeromapper RTF UAV + APM2.5 + parachute system = easy landings!

Just sharing that the Aeromapper UAV is now ready to order with the new parachute recovery system.

Will very briefly describe a typical mission sequence so the basic setup of parachute + APM2.5 is explained (at the end). We think simplicity is king:

1. Assuming flight mission…

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Added by Mauricio on December 2, 2012 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

ArduSat Balloon Launch (joined by Sparkfun!)

This isn't directly applicable to autopilots, but there was some interest from this community in the ArduSat effort, so here goes... On October 27th, the EDGE Research Laboratory team launched and successfully recovered the ArduSat prototype system.  It was a huge thrill for us to get to work with the team at…

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Added by EDGE Research Lab on November 2, 2012 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

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