Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-09-08 Thread Oleksiy Muzalyev
Hi, I just returned from test flights of the new design of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) flying wing with the Kline-Fogleman modified, KFm2, airfoil. This time it is a twin engine puller, or tractor, 75 cm (approx. 30 inches) flying wing. I've been working for quite a while on a DIY aerial

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-08-26 Thread Oleksiy Muzalyev
I've built from scratch and tested an aircraft based on Kline-Fogleman modified KFm2 airfoil. It's wingspan is 75 cm (aprox. 30 inches). The cost of the airframe is less that 5 USD (a sheet of foam-board 2 USD, a stick of hot glue 50 cents, the packing tape 1 USD, two zip ties 20 cents.).

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-06-03 Thread oleksiy.muzal...@bluewin.ch
Hi Simon, The well known German company Lufthansa Technik offers different training courses in the domain of drones [1], including the excellent basic free online course (Kostenlose Basisschulung). After this course one may try to pass an online

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-06-03 Thread Simon Poole
Am 03.06.2018 um 12:14 schrieb Florian Lohoff: > On Sat, Jun 02, 2018 at 12:03:04PM -0400, john whelan wrote: >> I think one problem with drones is they need special permission or there >> are rules about who and where they can be operated in many parts of the >> world. Some are capable of cm

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-06-03 Thread James
drones, at least in Canada are even more regulated. You must fly at least 76.2m away from any building(due to privacy concerns), but have a maximum flight height of 90m. You cannot fly within 5.5km of an aerodrome and 1.8km of a heliport. If you are flying non-recreationally(would collecting

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-06-03 Thread Florian Lohoff
On Sat, Jun 02, 2018 at 12:03:04PM -0400, john whelan wrote: > I think one problem with drones is they need special permission or there > are rules about who and where they can be operated in many parts of the > world. Some are capable of cm accuracy but does OpenStreetMap benefit from > this?

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-06-03 Thread Simon Poole
Am 02.06.2018 um 00:45 schrieb James: > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kite_aerial_photography#Picavet_suspension > > When I was looking at RC planes, the one that could hold a quality > camera+fly for for a relatively long time is the skywalker X8(~200$ > USD) + batteries, controllers and

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-06-02 Thread john whelan
I think one problem with drones is they need special permission or there are rules about who and where they can be operated in many parts of the world. Some are capable of cm accuracy but does OpenStreetMap benefit from this? Cheerio John On 1 June 2018 at 05:26, James wrote: > Still cant

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-06-02 Thread Oleksiy Muzalyev
Hi Florian, Here is the photo [1] of my DIY Tiny Trainer RC airplane, which I built from the FliteTest speed build kit [2]. This is the 4 channel plane (ailerons, elevator, rudder, throttle). It flies surprisingly well. Actually, it can even perform basic aerobatics. At the store page there

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-06-02 Thread Blake Girardot
Hi Florian, For building and getting things flying correctly, I would suggest http://rcgroups.com That site has very experienced people in Remote Control aircraft, multi-rotor, fixed wing, flying wing etc. Look for the sections that say "scratchbuilt" as those are the Do It Yourself forums. For

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-06-02 Thread Florian Lohoff
On Fri, Jun 01, 2018 at 10:38:01PM +, Pierre Béland wrote: > I dont know what is picavet. But I dont think thatKite, or balloon or > similar flying objects could cover rapidly and systematically a > rectangular area, be stabilized and produce images of quality. > > The fix wings are still

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-06-02 Thread James
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kite_aerial_photography#Picavet_suspension When I was looking at RC planes, the one that could hold a quality camera+fly for for a relatively long time is the skywalker X8(~200$ USD) + batteries, controllers and motors(~200-250) which comes out to about 450$ US.

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-06-02 Thread Pierre Béland
I dont know what is picavet. But I dont think thatKite, or balloon or similar flying objects could cover rapidly and systematically a rectangular area, be stabilized and produce images of quality. The fix wings are still expansive but can produce rapidly very precise imageries and elevation

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-06-02 Thread James
Still cant beat ~50$ for a good kite pieces of string and a block of wood On Fri, Jun 1, 2018, 4:19 AM Florian Lohoff, wrote: > On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 11:12:49PM -0400, James wrote: > > cheaper and simpler would be a kite and a picavet system. I was looking > > into building a FPV, but just

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-06-02 Thread Florian Lohoff
Hi Oleksiy, On Fri, Jun 01, 2018 at 10:08:06AM +0200, Oleksiy Muzalyev wrote: > Hi Florian, > > The DIY RC aircraft approach has got some other advantages, not only the > initial cost: the plane can be easily repaired, parts may be reused for > another project, one can build a airplane capable

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-06-02 Thread Florian Lohoff
On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 11:12:49PM -0400, James wrote: > cheaper and simpler would be a kite and a picavet system. I was looking > into building a FPV, but just getting it to fly in a pattern gets expensive > quickly(even building from scratch) INav on a flight controller like the Omnibus F4

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-06-02 Thread Oleksiy Muzalyev
Hi Florian, The DIY RC aircraft approach has got some other advantages, not only the initial cost: the plane can be easily repaired, parts may be reused for another project, one can build a airplane capable to carry any equipment, etc. Besides, if one learns to build an airplane one can

Re: [OSM-talk] Remote Sensing / DOP / DIY people

2018-06-01 Thread James
cheaper and simpler would be a kite and a picavet system. I was looking into building a FPV, but just getting it to fly in a pattern gets expensive quickly(even building from scratch) On Thu, May 31, 2018, 9:01 PM Florian Lohoff, wrote: > > Hi, > is there a Mailinglist for the Technical aspects