MINIMAX - Ryan is seen here learning to fly a drone quad-copter. The SeaVax carries a drone for anti-piracy patrols and to investigate plastic accumulations and jellyfish blooms. Copyright photograph November 19 2017, all rights reserved. You will need the permission of Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd to reproduce this picture.
This page is supplemental to Ryan's MiniMax project, being all about the scale model drone that accompanies his amphibious portable boat launching dockyard.
SEAVAX - The development team did some basic tests with the SeaVax, taking off and landing on the small helipad at the back of the ocean cleaning craft. You can see from these pictures that floats were taped to the Syma quadcopter drone, just in case the aircraft slips overboard during wet trials. The Syma is an affordable battery powered unit that is ideal to learn on.
ROBOTICS - Airborne Robotics has been conducting research and
developing aircraft in Austria since 2006. Target customers for their
products and services are surveyors (for LiDAR / LaserScan applications)
as well as agriculture & forestry companies, professional film
producers, photographers with heavy SLR systems, industrial customers and
universities / research institutes who need to transport various measuring
instruments or high-resolution thermal imaging cameras.
CONTACT - AIRBORNE ROBOTICS GmbH, Pharmaziegasse 5, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria. Tel: +43 463 273155 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In learning to fly a quadcopter Ryan learned a great many things. These included:
1. That care must be taken when flying in a relatively small area.
2. That model aircraft respond quickly to pilot error and crash.
3. That the flying time is short compared to the charging time.
4. How difficult it is to land a basic model on a small pad.
5, To read the instructions carefully.
6. Not to leave a lithium battery discharged.
7. How much model aircraft technology has improved in recent years.
8. How a propeller works to pull an aircraft into the sky.
9. How gusts of wind can upset your flight plans
10. To store models in a dry place that is not too hot.
3 2014 - PEACEKEEPING MISSION AFRICA - GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The call came after 8 in the evening, from peacekeepers posted in a remote corner of the country’s restive east. The troops sensed suspicious movement nearby. Venturing out into the forest at that hour was far too risky. Would ground control send a drone to have a look?
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