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tristan price commented on Christian Behrens-Thomsen's blog post imagine this under your drone.
"great as a fpv cam."
Feb 28
Chris Onyando commented on tristan price's blog post Using drones to auto follow exteme sports, snowboarding/sking and moutain biking for a start..
"Are we talking about a "Dynamic ROI" & "follow me" working at the same time? This would be cool for alot of stuff."
Oct 15, 2013
Jan Detlefsen commented on tristan price's blog post Freezing fog grounds my hexa in less than a minute
"how about nano coating with lotus effect? idea is to give water no surface to stick to it enough and then turn into ice."
May 4, 2013

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Rob_Lefebvre commented on tristan price's blog post Freezing fog grounds my hexa in less than a minute
"I think a Tradheli might work in these conditions.  I flew my little 450 guy in freezing fog once.  I came down and noticed the blades were completely coated in ice and I hardly noticed.  I stopped flying, but I could have cleaned it…"
May 1, 2013

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Rob_Lefebvre commented on tristan price's blog post Freezing fog grounds my hexa in less than a minute
"I don't think RainX would work.  If I understand properly, RainX is actually a water attractant.  It increases the surface tension, which makes it form a taller bubble, which allows the wind to blow it off easier.  I believe…"
May 1, 2013
Darren commented on tristan price's blog post Freezing fog grounds my hexa in less than a minute
"You might try dipping the props in Rain-X (might help in preventing ice buildup.) or better yet, one of the several new nano coatings folks are working on for that. one example Anti-Icing Superhydrophobic Coatings  "
May 1, 2013
Mike Bristol commented on tristan price's blog post Freezing fog grounds my hexa in less than a minute
"I'm not sure how well any solution will work for freezing fog or any sort of icing condition.  Even full size helicopters and aircraft will try their best to stay out of freezing fog.  I know I try and avoid it like the plague, even…"
Apr 30, 2013

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John Arne Birkeland commented on tristan price's blog post Freezing fog grounds my hexa in less than a minute
"The wear is most likely the main reason why it's not used in commercial aviation. That and the complexity of applying the coating and the fact that it can't just be painted on like regular paint, but require an extensive procedure (usally…"
Apr 30, 2013
Mac commented on tristan price's blog post Freezing fog grounds my hexa in less than a minute
"John Birkeland: Do you have a link, or some sort of other information about this special anti-ice paint? Every commercial aviation de-icing system I've heard of involves electric heaters, use of bleed-air off a turbine engine, or direct…"
Apr 30, 2013

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John Arne Birkeland commented on tristan price's blog post Freezing fog grounds my hexa in less than a minute
"This is a well known problem in aviation. The water particles are very small, meaning that they freezing instantly the moment they hit the propeller. And then the ice builds layer by layer until the propeller becomes useless. The coating should…"
Apr 30, 2013
Philippe Petit commented on tristan price's blog post Freezing fog grounds my hexa in less than a minute
"So does that antiicing stuff stick on the propeller even though the propeller spins at a rather high speed.Actually I am a bit baffled that the water sticks in the first place. Should the centrifugal force carry it away before it could freeze?"
Apr 30, 2013

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John Arne Birkeland commented on tristan price's blog post Freezing fog grounds my hexa in less than a minute
"I think there is some misconception to how the badly named "anti-icing" solution works. It's not some alcohol based solution to prevent freezing that will dry up or blow off the propeller. Instead it is a layer of hydrophobic nano…"
Apr 30, 2013
Joscht Laznyk commented on tristan price's blog post Freezing fog grounds my hexa in less than a minute
"I think your first consideration should be NOT TO FLY over crowds or abeam crowds rather than icing conditions. I assume you have not seen any of accidents that happened in similar situations.  Very irresponsible act! I work in aviation for…"
Apr 29, 2013
Sebastian Pometti commented on tristan price's blog post Freezing fog grounds my hexa in less than a minute
"what kind of power pack you use to get 20 min of flight with your hexa? thanks!"
Apr 29, 2013
healthyfatboy commented on tristan price's blog post Freezing fog grounds my hexa in less than a minute
"If you can figure out how to keep them from icing up in freezing fog conditions, you would be a very rich man as the aviation world it trying to figure it out as well. Post if you do figure it out!"
Apr 29, 2013
Mac commented on tristan price's blog post Freezing fog grounds my hexa in less than a minute
"Pre-heated props will cool down in fractions of a second.  dipping them in some sort of anti-icing solution will get you tens of seconds, tops, before it is all blown off the prop.  There is no hobby-grade solution that will work for you -…"
Apr 29, 2013

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Brit living in france, used to fly r.c planes as a kid, now interested again as a new way to film snowboarding.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Planning on using uav's for action photography, planes and multicopters. Got a bixler and a j-drones hexa.
Hometown:
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Freezing fog grounds my hexa in less than a minute

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 7:30am 18 Comments

Hi guys,

   I was asked to come film in avoriaz, france to film for the volcom rail jam, video above. 

   I have flown in snow storms and temperatures down to minus 10 with no problems, but i discovered on this day is the dangers of "freezing fog".   You can see from the video that it was only snowing a little, wind was gentle and it was a positively warm 5 degrees. I…

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Using drones to auto follow exteme sports, snowboarding/sking and moutain biking for a start..

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 12:00pm 10 Comments

Hi guys, i'm trying to develop a platform that auto follows mountain sports, such as skiing. i first started with ardupilot but found it to unreliable and spent to long tuning, i since switched to zero uav's YS-X6 as the main flight controller. With this FC the main aim of auto follow is achieved, but there is limitations, the main one being the camera controls are not taken into…

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