Roy Beasley

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  2. I was watching a show about the variety of ways that folks are trying to protect from drones, from (the somewhat silly) shooting of nets thru attempting to jam the drone's controls, such as to force a Return-to-Home or even worse, to cause the drone to fall from the sky. Forcing Return-to-Home has advantages since the intended target could then follow the drone to find the source, for example, a government wanting to find the source of the drone to then retaliate. Causing the drone to fall from the sky is a dangerous alternative, since the drone could be carrying explosives, and this
  3. The only thing that comes to mind is the propellers; perhaps they need to be flipped over???
  4. Yes, flying it in wind is quite difficult - "hover" is quite a challenge. Otherwise, a good drone for practicing with.
  6. You know you really want to do this ...
  7. Excellent ideas! I believe we've now established that we need someone to create chemical sensors/collectors that can be carried by a drone. We need to get a few folks to develop a design and functional specs and get this patented really soon!
  8. Interesting idea to use a "sniffer" drone to check air quality and radiation. I can certainly see uses, assuming the drone could fly long enough to get into a 'target' area and take readings, and samples as necessary, do a quick analysis, and transmit back the results. Of course, you might not need the drone to return in many cases. Sounds like a candidate for a government-funded study. NASA uses come to mind in the same vein, to have these "sniffer" drones (in addition to rovers) to cover larger landing sites - I have heard about NASA-type uses, admittedly with impacts due to low gravity and/
  10. It's a fun drone, but difficult at times to operate. I never could make it hover well, and, being lightweight, the wind will blow it about. But, at under $150, not bad.