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Joined: 07/09/2016
Location: United Kingdom
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Posted: 08:03am 29 Nov 2021
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Quite an interesting read.


and, largely unrelated but a face-palm, this was linked from that article... https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/19/airspeeder_alauda_drone_investigation_with_photos/

the pictures of the quality of work are shocking.
Edited 2021-11-29 18:14 by CaptainBoing
Pete Locke
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Joined: 26/06/2013
Location: New Zealand
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Posted: 06:06am 30 Nov 2021
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A great read thank's.


Joined: 31/12/2012
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Posted: 11:27pm 02 Dec 2021
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Pictures are truly staggering - erk....  

Those prototyping boards should only ever be used to prove a concept on the bench IMHO.  Most of the prototype things I build, I still design an "A" variant PCB for them, then fix anything I find wrong in the "B" variant.  Point is, I get a professional PCB made even when I am prototyping anything.

I don't think I would be comfortable designing wireless links for a drone though, cos as this case has shown, one bad bit of design COULD potentially put commercial aircraft at risk - that could have ended REALLY BADLY if it strayed into the path of an aircraft....yikes....

In addition to the kill-switch, I would have liked to have seen at least some kind of altimeter kill-switch thing, so if you lost all wireless control, and it happened to climb higher then a certain height, the altimeter thing would kill the power, and the drone would fall out of the sky - but not be able to climb up into the habitat of the commercial aircraft.

But then, I would not be doing drone controls anyway!
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