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Re: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...

Post by LockH » Feb 08 2017 9:48am

^^ Hehe... Pretty sure for a flying thingee yer gonna need three blades min. ie for stability. Looking for updates from Collin... from his hospital bed. (You know, if he can still speak, I mean.)
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Post by TheBeastie » Feb 24 2017 4:55am

A quadcopters last line of defense against tigers, a lithium battery pack.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVj-u3j3KBk

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Post by LockH » Feb 25 2017 6:09am

^^ Hehe... Stay tuned. Russian quadcopter Scorpion-3 from Hoversurf takes on krew of Siberian tigers...
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Post by whatever » Feb 26 2017 8:02am

looks like a leg chopper, it would be amazing to see someone riding such device to its potential, somehow I think safety concerns will not allow it to market wide market, but great to see it developing.

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Post by rborger73 » Feb 26 2017 9:28am

LockH wrote:^^ Hehe... Stay tuned. Russian quadcopter Scorpion-3 from Hoversurf takes on krew of Siberian tigers...

Seems odd they wouldn't get screening to cover the blades. That was the only big danger of the testing. These are inevitable in consumer form. 3 years is my guess for the first to market.

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Post by LockH » Mar 18 2017 9:56am

Someone shot down a $200 drone with a $3M Patriot missile
(""That quadcopter that cost 200 bucks from Amazon.com did not stand a chance against a Patriot," said US Army General David Perkins."):
https://www.cnet.com/news/someone-shot- ... ot-missile

(General starts in re "quadcopters" about 14 mins. in...)


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Post by LockH » Oct 14 2017 9:23pm

Dubai Police unveil flying bike, robotic vehicles
("Battery-operated ‘Hoversurf’ can be used for responding to emergency situations"):
http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/crime/duba ... -1.2102433

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“It works on electricity and can fly at five metres height and carry a policeman during emergency situations and heavy traffic. The bike can also fly without a passenger and and can go up to 6 kilometres. It can fly for 25 minutes and can carry up to 300 kg of weight at a speed of 70km/h,” First Sergeant Ali Ahmad Mohammad from the VIP Security Department in Dubai Police told Gulf News.


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Post by amberwolf » Oct 22 2017 7:58pm

And you don't even need Speed Racer to extend his sawblades out to chop up the one you're pursuing. ;)

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Post by LockH » Jan 05 2018 3:18pm

Watt?... "Search found 0 matches: Alauda"??? As in Australian startup Alauda Racing... :
https://www.alaudaracing.com/



Seen here: This Australian start-up is aiming to invent a new sport by 2020
("The Airspeeder Mark I, developed by Alauda over the past two years, looks like something out of Star Wars"):
http://www.business-standard.com/articl ... 006_1.html

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Post by fechter » Jan 05 2018 8:15pm

Until someday whips one of these out:
https://hothardware.com/news/anti-drone ... of-the-sky
small_Drone_Shield.jpg
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Drone Shield looks like a firearm, but it doesn't shoot bullets. Instead, it can send such an intense signal towards a drone that it will simply lose its bearings and float down towards the ground. This solution is much better than, say, a shotgun, because a shotgun can't typically hit a target 2 kilometers away, and if it does make impact, the drone isn't going to fare too well.
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Post by dirkdiggler » Jan 08 2018 1:34pm

Aluada looks like a good design. The CGI doesn't make it look real at this point, but they seem to have a good cockpit look going compared to the open motorcycle look others are going for.

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Drone Boning - Make Porn Not War! [WARNING: NSFK] (...KIDS... maybe some Ladies also. Heck. Everybuddy might be "upset"...
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drone learning could be as simple as watching city bikes and cars do their thing:
https://www.designboom.com/technology/d ... 1-24-2018/

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drones may spend most of their time up in the sky but as buildings rise and urban areas grow denser it would be handy if they could navigate their way through the streets too. well researchers from the university of zurich and the national centre of competence in research have come up with a control system which could offer this whilst simplifying drone learning altogether. by using a deep learning algorithm they’ve dubbed dronet, the system enables them to autonomously navigate these types of settings, by showing them how cyclists and cars do their thing.
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flying poles direct the drone highway + driverless car system of the future:
https://www.designboom.com/technology/c ... 1-24-2018/

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in late december 2017, ANAS launched a 30-million-euro call for proposals, aimed at contractors, to build the new smart road infrastructure according to CRA’s design specifications. the smart highway program will be implemented on more than 2,500 kilometers of roads and highways.
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Technological change, increased regulatory requirements and escalating cost pressures are combining to reshape transportation and shipping at a pace not seen in a century. This will lead to new ways of thinking and revolutionary breakthroughs in the industry.
The Future of Last-Mile Delivery Goes Beyond Vehicle Electrification:
https://www.trucks.com/2018/05/02/last- ... ification/

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Vehicles that bring goods to homes and businesses in the “last mile” of delivery will be the first to undergo electrification, but the sector itself is ripe for more than just powertrain disruption.

That’s the consensus of UPS, Chanje and Workhorse Group executives speaking at a panel on “the last mile hurdle” at the ACT Expo green vehicle conference in Long Beach, Calif., Wednesday.

There’s more to it than just building and deploying electric vehicles. To Chanje, a Los Angeles-based electric-vehicle manufacturer, the trucks are only a foot in the door.
Includes:
However, Chanje’s last mile vision is broader, he said. “If we think about a zero incremental cost mile, it starts with autonomous driving.”

Autonomous driving removes the driver – one of the largest operational costs – lessens accidents and allows more data integration. Paired with a solar energy production and a reduction in maintenance costs, the incremental mile costs almost nothing, Hausmann said.

“The thousandth mile doesn’t cost you any more than if you were running 500 miles,” he said. “Where we’re going is true last mile ecosystem disruption.”
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But the Loveland, Ohio, company sees the future of last mile in drone technology. Duane Hughes, president and chief operating officer of Workhorse, said it used one of its UPS-owned delivery vans to deploy a package-delivering drone in Tampa, Fla., in February 2017.

“It was the first live parcel delivery via drone in the United States,” Hughes said.

UPS spends $1 per mile in fuel and maintenance costs to deliver a package with a gasoline version of the vehicle in the drone delivery. Using the electric vehicle drops the cost to 40 cents per mile. Using the drone to deliver a package reduces the cost to 3 cents per mile.
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Hehe... NOAA Launches Drone Sailboats to Monitor El Nino


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Using bebop2 drone for a video shot.
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Post by TheBeastie » Jun 20 2018 4:49am

I frequently have seen crap on TV saying Hydrogen cars can go 500km on just 1 kilogram of Hydrogen, but all the real-world ones go about 100KM on 1 kilo of Hydrogen, which is still pretty good. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Mi ... _and_range

So I looked around and sure enough, there is a fair amount of proof of concept flying electric hydrogen aircraft or ("Flying cars").
But Hydrogen drones seems to be something where there is an active commercial market, some people need a lot more flying time/range.


https://youtu.be/u9DaHIecIc4?t=53s

One company called "Intelligent Energy" has their motto as "Fly for hours, not minutes"
http://www.intelligent-energy.com/our-products/uavs/
https://youtu.be/AHlrLU7kTys

Everytime I watch Elon Musk or a Tesla fan/EV youtube car reviewer talk about Hydrogen with swear words the more I am sure its the long-term future.
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