Re: Government energy policy
Not just the US...
The UK forests are being
decimatedtidied up for pelletised wood fuel as well...
151 posts • joined 22 Jan 2020
It started with F1s, I still fly controllers with F3s as well...
The newer versions of the flight software have reduced ability on the lower power chips, and you run out of UARTS for talking to pheripherals as well.
I think the Aduino in this case was just a cobbled together 433MHz killswitch, though there is Ardupilot as flight software as well.
No excuses, all drone software I've used has comprehensive fail safe features:
Bad signal - drop to floor...
Even if they'd used cheap and nasty drone racing hardware, there would have been more intrinsic safety. I can only cringe when looking at the build quality, I wouldn't even plug a flight battery into this to test it!
Space is infinite, it is dark.
Space is neutral, it is cold. Stars occupy minute areas of space.
They are clustered a few billion here, and a few billion there,
as if seeking consolation in numbers.
Space does not care, space does not threaten.
Space does not comfort.
It does not speak, it does not wake.
It does not dream.
It does not hope, it does not fear.
It does not love, it does not hate.
It does not encourage any of these qualities...
Space cannot be measured.
It cannot be angered, it cannot be placated.
It cannot be summed up, space is there.
Space is not large and it is not small.
It does not live and it does not die.
It does not offer truth and neither does it lie.
Space is a remorseless, senseless, impersonal fact.
Space is the absence of time and of matter...
It's not surprising that some people are reticent, when contractors like Complete (disaster) Utilities are in charge of
smashing digging up the road / verge.
One year on, and there's still patches of tarmac being replaced, exposed ducting running in drainage ditches, missing road drains, repeater stations built in flood areas...
Aparently the service is ok, but I'm reticent about the installation from the lane box, across 10m of black top drive.
Highways Agency's most used look>
Go and look at some bird strike videos on the webs, you get about 1.5 seconds to see the bird, if you know where to look.
Line of sight to the drone is not line of sight to the aircraft that's just about to hit it, your collision avoidance logic is terribly faulty.
" I can fly this low this fast because drone operators must be able to see their craft"
If you're flying in airspace that it's legal for drones to fly in, then you have to avoid them, it's just logic...
If double decker bus runs into a low bridge, that's the driver fault right?
If a skipper navigates through a minefield that's marked on the map, who's taking the risk?
Actually I'm just a racing drone pilot...
None of the issues regarding sharing airspace, just all the useless and draconian legislation.
Now I just fly micro drones inside, or in my garden.
My hobby has been destroyed by a very few idiots and a whole army of NIMBYS.
When I flew model and HPR rockets, we always had issues with the aviation set:
Issue a NOTAM to 25000 feet well in advance, have nearly the whole schedule destroyed by ignorant light aircraft pilots, putting themselves and a whole bunch of other people in danger because they don't follow their own rules. Good luck getting a sight of their registration, or any traction from the CAA...
RSO's actually gave up the role because the risks in some areas was so great.
So pilot are often in the wrong but not happy, it seems, to accept responsibility for their actions.
"mode-s transponder, ADSB, Flarm"
I'm not sure any of that is any use under 400 feet, though ADSB is available for DJI size drones.
I'm not for any kind of "free for all", but the regulations should reflect the risk...
So a dronetard was probably flying outside their legal remit?
And as for giving way to aircraft, that's a bit anti physics isn't it?
What's the prang avoidance manouver for a rear ending?
Simple response, no aircraft should be allowed to fly below 400ft unless on takeoff or approach?
How would you respond if that was the law enforced upon you and you gliding friends?
"note that I said responibility, not legal responsibility. Whether you get away with setting up a situation where you end up killing someone or not is not the issue.. it is whether you killed someone that matters."
But if I rear end someone in a car whilst in full control, it's my fault, all deaths would be my fault and legal responsibility, not the parked car...
"if you operate an aerial vehicle in legal airspace, then you have the responsibilit to sense and avoid"
So the pilot had a responsibility to avoid the drone as well?
No downvote, but:
"I don't want to stop your fun - but I do remind you that you are on the ground risking a grand's worth of hardware. I'm in the air and you're risking my life."
Stay out of the air then, what you think that you own the airspace?
What the hell are you doing below 400ft if not landing or taking off?
Where is it the sole resposibility of a drone pilot to avoid a aircraft?
Who do you hold resposible if an birdstrike causes trouble, who risked your life then?
I suspect that it's the thin end of the wedge though, gliders will be next, then paramotors / wings, then ultralights...
Cooperation is the way forward, drones are here to stay, so you better get used to flying aroud them...
Good grief, how much nonsense can you get in one paragraph?
The legal outcome is based on liability, and if the drone was being flown in legal airspace at a legal altitude, then the helicopter pilot caused the accident, end of case...
Not that he neccessarily did anything wrong, but if he'd flown into a bird it still wouldn't have been the birds fault, and no not because the bird isn't controlled by a person.
Try searching for helicopter bird strikes, it seems this is a common failure mode for this kind of flying.
"Face up to your responsibilities. "
This is the pilots responsibility, not to fly into anything else in the air, and no the drone didn't hit the aircraft, the pilot flew the aircraft into the drone.
"And when you screw up and hit an aircraft, do not run away and hide ....yes we've had to fix an aircraft where exactly this happened, and where the (factually incorrect) responses from the drone community mirrored those in the posts above."
Really, you've had damage to your aircraft in the air from a drone? I think that was probably just one of your dreams printing through, citation or it's a dream!
Accidents happen, and if you always blame the other party, you haven't learned anything.
The article states that the helicopter was flying low, and given the massive delta in flying speeds, this is got to be the helicopter flying into the drone...
I can't see how that was anybody but the helicopter pilots fault, as long as the drone was where it was supposed to be, and if it had been a kestrel or similar instead I'm not entirely sure the screen would have been much safer. Even a balloon of water at 100+knots is pretty solid.
However I don't know what the regulations are there, and technical info. about the flight are scant...
Anybody found the picture alluded to, I've failed... :(
It's not just e-gubbins, though even the Volvo suffers from this at 15 years old, it physical bother.
Sure a regular code reader will tell you the fault codes, but you'll probably need several hundred pounds worth of special tools to actually fix anything. And you'll probably never use them again...
I asked my tame specialist about tools once, he just winced and changed the subject!
I'd like to know, other than screen wash, what user replaceable parts are there on any modern car?
I do all my own mechanics where possible / resonable, but most of my vehicles are old enough for that to make some sense.
I'm currently running my late fathers Volvo V50, it's 15 years old but I'm not going to work on it other than wheels / bulbs etc. It's a 'modern' car and if you aren't a Volvo specialist it's just a pain to do anything on.
Fortunately, it's well built and I have a tame non dealer specialist!
Point is, even screenwash is beyond a lot of folks...
"Question, though, how do you convert the fusion end products into electrical current?"
I dunno about lithium, but if you use p,B (proton, Boron) fusion, the products are 3 alpha particles.
All you need is a charged sphere around the reactor, and just capture the alphas...
Hey presto, DC current!
It is at almost 3Mv, but that's for the engineers to work out...
"WTF are they waiting on"
The next brandy mostly...
I honestly remember getting feel for just how out of touch that world is, on the very few occasions my dads work for the navy brought him into contact with "bigwigs." As he was a civilian techie, that wasn't very often noticed, but later he was part of the team who procured the new mainframe at Manadon, and there was quite a lot of kudos involved for the base higher-ups.
Navy dinners are truly surreal, and that's only the ones civilians are invited to..!
Some of the oldest, in so many senses of the word, institutons are ensconsed at the heart of our military, and the navy is the most obtuse.
But brandy, and port, but mostly brandy...
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