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08-11-2018 07:28 PM  5 days agoPost 1
TMoore

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Country’s first long-distance, residential drone delivery touches down in Montgomery County neighborhood
https://www.roanoke.com/news/educat...488dbc1a8a.html

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08-11-2018 07:53 PM  5 days agoPost 2
Jerry K

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So much to be said here. "long Distance" I guess that is a relative statement. Then the big problem is these companies have to confiscate the air space from those that have used it for the past 60 years. I hope they don't or do forget to recharge it. I guess a baby must learn to crawl before it can walk and we are in the infancy of this just like self driving cars. How's that worked out so far???

Their corporate headquarters could use a few more windows!!!

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08-12-2018 03:04 AM  4 days agoPost 3
1helimech

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Our sky's may become rich with targets for them unruly individuals with shotguns .... Just say'n going to have to sell a lot of "popsicles" to cover the cost to replace "missing" drones..eh

I dream of a better world, A world where a chicken's crossing a road IS NOT questioned

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08-13-2018 12:28 AM  4 days agoPost 4
ticedoff8

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I guess a baby must learn to crawl before it can walk and we are in the infancy of this just like self driving cars. How's that worked out so far???
There are no "self driving" (autonomous) cars available today.
So, I can't comment on how well its worked out so far.
There are cars that have "driver assist" systems (similar in concept to a flybarless gyros) that people sometime confuse with "self driving".
EG: Toyota, Nissan and GM. Oh... and Tesla too.
I wouldn't trust the drive assist system in my Toyota to take me someplace while I watch a DVD or a game show on my cell phone

And that confusion tends to get people killed.

On the other hand, I equate the invasion of commercial drones into the "shared airspace" we use to the 72MHz frequency RC systems that "shared" the spectrum with paging systems, 2-way radios and the like.
I seem to have lost many airplanes when a certain city services truck passed.

Our hobby will always be on the sh!tend of the stick when it the stick is being held by a commercial viable enterprise.

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08-13-2018 12:40 AM  4 days agoPost 5
TMoore

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Everything you saw in the video is:
Hobby grade ESC's
Hobby grade motors
Hobby grade flight controllers
Hobby grade servos
Hobby grade construction techniques
Hobby grade RC system

What happens when it rains as in a pop up thunder storm, pop up rain shower, etc.? There are so many unknowns. Wing, a division of Google is essentially building model airplanes to deliver stuff and they want to remove modelers from the sky in the process.

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08-13-2018 02:03 AM  4 days agoPost 6
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TMoore, they can want all they want.. will never happen.

Never go Full Retard!

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08-13-2018 05:11 AM  3 days agoPost 7
TMoore

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grimthenoble
TMoore, they can want all they want.. will never happen.
I sure hope you are right.

I'm sure y'all remember this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_S...f_Butts%27_Farm

Maynard Hill flew a model across the Atlantic in 2003, 15 years ago, the anniversary which was yesterday.

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08-14-2018 04:46 AM  2 days agoPost 8
Gearhead

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so that little plane crossed the Atlantic Ocean on only 1 tank of fuel, a 39 hour trip, I would like to know how they did that

Jim
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08-14-2018 01:23 PM  2 days agoPost 9
KJH

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Spark ignition, smaller carb, large prop, low RPM
Gearhead
I would like to know how they did that
Read all about it... http://www.progressiveengineer.com/...maynardHill.htm

-Kevin

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08-14-2018 04:11 PM  2 days agoPost 10
grimthenoble

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Fake

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08-14-2018 05:32 PM  2 days agoPost 11
TMoore

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https://www.sciencenewsforstudents....-flies-atlantic

Dave Brown is still around and he was the landing pilot back then.

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08-14-2018 06:47 PM  2 days agoPost 12
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Hill installed a smaller carburetor for fuel efficiency. The stock engine could muster one horsepower, but level flight required only about .15 hp. A relatively large wooden propeller of 14-inch diameter and 12-inch pitch resulted in an air speed of 43 mph at 3900 rpm
very cool !!
Dave Brown is still around and he was the landing pilot back then
Terry, I leaned to fly Helis on the Dave Brown simulator, it worked slick, looped on my 2nd gallon

Jim
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08-14-2018 10:56 PM  2 days agoPost 13
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Gearhead
Hill installed a smaller carburetor for fuel efficiency. The stock engine could muster one horsepower, but level flight required only about .15 hp. A relatively large wooden propeller of 14-inch diameter and 12-inch pitch resulted in an air speed of 43 mph at 3900 rpm
very cool !!
Dave Brown is still around and he was the landing pilot back then
Terry, I leaned to fly Helis on the Dave Brown simulator, it worked slick, looped on my 2nd gallon
DB is a good man.

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08-15-2018 06:25 AM  1 day agoPost 14
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hey Terry, I wonder how long a nicely set up Saito 91 or 100 will fly

Jim
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08-15-2018 06:46 AM  1 day agoPost 15
grimthenoble

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118 oz of fuel to travel 1800 miles. lol

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08-15-2018 04:08 PM  1 day agoPost 16
TMoore

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hey Terry, I wonder how long a nicely set up Saito 91 or 100 will fly
Hill also set the duration record with an OS 4 stroke and tiny carb back in the day.
http://www.gsal.org/articles/worldrecords.htm

If you did this today with all the Drone Weenies about, this sort of thing would likely get you a visit from the FAA, NSA, DOJ and probably the CIA or maybe the ONI.

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