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Autonomous anti poaching drone

(cala2) #62

Look Aerodyca wing it´s composite material and look´s nice, I´m not shure if they sell alone.

(Robert Miller) #63

Hi Graham, its going well. We intended to transition from the X8 to the final design but have decided to go straight to the fully 3D printed version. CAD rendering of the nose section with the Pixhawk 2.1, here GPS and Companion computer

(Robert Miller) #64

Looks interesting but we have designed our own air frame with a 2.5m wingspan as we have a takeoff weight close to 7kg.

(Robert Miller) #65

Big step forward today. The new Fuselage design is complete and a 50% scale version has gone away to be manufactured so we can begin final flight testing (rear motor mounts and elavons not shown).

(Fnoop) #66

That is badass! don’t suppose you’re going to opensource the hardware are you? :slight_smile:

(Robert Miller) #68

Unfortunately we have to recover the Dev costs on this but may make the airframes commercially available.

(Fnoop) #69

Understandable :slight_smile: Looks amazing, best of luck!

(Robert Miller) #70

Possibly the most interesting about this project has been how the solution to one problem in turn creates its own problem that needs to be solved. The move to a VTOL tilt rotor solved the take off and landing issue but dust and debris, kicked up by the down draft from the rotors, is now threatening to become a problem for the the FLIR VuePro.

This has meant that we have now designed our own 2 axis gimbal with an integrated camera lens shield. During take off and landing the gimbal tracking system parks the gimbal facing upwards so that the FLIR lens is shielded from debris. We are working on a 2nd version to house a FLIR Duo Pro and Jenoptik DLEM 30 laser range finder.