GPS Hexacopter

 
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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Thanks.

That was interesting.

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Tim - Garmin nuvi 680, 350

Cool

That guy has some skills.

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If you ain't got pictures, I wasn't there.

very nice--

A Stanford team a number of years ago, as part of an autonomous helicopter project, used carrier-phase GPS as part of their intertial platform; not using GPS as a location sensing system, but rather using carrier phase differences between antennas on the opposite sides of the craft to sense orientation.

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Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Awesome flying machine!

Awesome flying machine!

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Tight lines

Just Cruel

Ok, that's just cruel to expose an impoverished tech freak like me to a toy as cool as that. Especially when they have a web store.

Just cruel.

And WAY cool.

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It's about the Line- If a line can be drawn between the powers granted and the rights retained, it would seem to be the same thing, whether the latter be secured by declaring that they shall not be abridged, or that the former shall not be extended.

We all need one

What a great toy we all need one. laugh out loud
Wonder what they cost.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Cool, but...

what's the difference between this and a regular helicopter with GPS attached? I am not a helicopter buff, just curious!

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Nuvi 265WT, 200W

Hexacopter

Absolutely amazing. Battery powered, agile and very light. Hope that guy has filed for patents.

Using GPS to return home and to stabilize is awesome. Wonder how long to write the program(s)?

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Amazing controls

Impressive positioning control, vertical and horizontal. The device looks quite stable, whether this is due to the design or the sophistication of the controls, I don't know.

Way Cool

metricman wrote:

Absolutely amazing. Battery powered, agile and very light. Hope that guy has filed for patents.

Using GPS to return home and to stabilize is awesome. Wonder how long to write the program(s)?

I wonder what he is using for a computer?

I gotta get me one of them!

Neat

That was cool. Thanks for the link.

Awesome

That is really cool. Thanks for the link.

Great!

cool

How do you get one???

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"Destination Eternity" Garmin 765T, & Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Website?

jackj180 wrote:
metricman wrote:

Absolutely amazing. Battery powered, agile and very light. Hope that guy has filed for patents.

Using GPS to return home and to stabilize is awesome. Wonder how long to write the program(s)?

I wonder what he is using for a computer?

I gotta get me one of them!

If you read German, just go to his website. The processor and all the parts are for sale. I don't know how to translate or how much the parts costs in dollars.

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If you ain't got pictures, I wasn't there.

Cool

Very impressive! I wonder how many UFO sightings have been reported that area?

English speakers?

alpine1 wrote:

If you read German, just go to his website. The processor and all the parts are for sale. I don't know how to translate or how much the parts costs in dollars.

If you don't read German so well, click on the "English" on the lower left side and try reading it in English.

Way cool!

Way cool!
This thing can lift payload equal to a 2 liter bottle of coke.

The Kit cost is about $2,000.00USD

http://tinyurl.com/ybo3kse Kit
Minus -/receiver,Battery, GPS.

Setup and assembly page (English):
http://tinyurl.com/y8qq8ma

Nav Control (GPS):
http://tinyurl.com/y8hofzz

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Gee - Haw

I see from its latest downloadable sofware mod, you can now wirelessly up-load an autonomous GPS route from a laptop to the copter via a bluetooth link. (Aren't microprocessors neat?)

With a 1kg payload it's the next cross boarder cocaine mule!

Let's see...with an estimated 15 mph speed and a 36-minute battery; that yeilds about an 8-mile range across the border with GPS pinpoint accuracy and a little hover/loitering time to spare.

Intercept it with another hand-held, model airplane controler - to effect a smooth landing from its "GPS Position Hold" hover, and it becomes a totally reuseable mule, too. Just, slap in another fresh battery and send it back for another 1kg load.

I figure for $1600 USD one of these little babies can move 30lbs of coke a night.

Cool

I played with a quad-copter years ago and it was lots of fun. Incredible what 10 years of technology advances can do. The one I used 10 years ago was made out of Styrofoam and could only fly 3 minutes. I kept a healthy number of propellers at hand (and batteries)since it didn't have any computers on board to correct errors and it wold crash easily, breaking the propellers.

This copter is much heavier, flies longer and can carry a payload, not counting all the neat computer control that includes the GPS. I bet this thing is impossible to crash unless you run out of power.

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Garmin nuvi 1300LM with 4GB SD card Garmin nuvi 200W with 4GB SD card Garmin nuvi 260W with 4GB SD card r.i.p.

WOW

that is awsome

Very cool. Expensive toy,

Very cool. Expensive toy, but has some Military applications, I'm sure, for surveillance.