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Old Oct 12, 2011, 08:26 PM
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Such a loss.
May I remind the loss of Pascal Brisset in May last year.
We are loosing pioneers and UAV community supporters too fast.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 09:49 PM
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Such a loss.
May I remind the loss of Pascal Brisset in May last year.
We are loosing pioneers and UAV community supporters too fast.
We lost Maynard Hill earlier this year also, very sad.
http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/...ioneer-maynard

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Old Oct 22, 2011, 03:15 PM
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Outback Joe's High visability vest

Hi threre,

The Canberra UAV team has a question about the high visability shirt that Joe will be wearing.

"The target for the search will be a human shaped dummy wearing a high visibility shirt, jeans and an Akubra hat."

We have seen pictures of Joe wearing anything from a very bright hi-vis shirt to a very stylish, but not so bright brown shirt. We all know that Joe is a very stylish character and will bend to the fashion trends of the day and the sort of company he keeps, but can you be more specific on what "high visability shirt means"? If you can specifiy the colour, manufacturer or model of the shirt. You have done this for the IR lamp. This will help constrain the scope of the targeting algothims.

Thanks very much,

Andrew
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 04:15 PM
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Joe is fashion
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 02:09 AM
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Fashion forward!
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 06:03 PM
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To explain a bit more why we are asking, you can see our current test 'Joes' here:

http://photos.tridgell.net/v/Canberr...12916.jpg.html

The ones with the true "high visibility" shirts are pretty easy to see from the air, but the one with the dark red shirt is surprisingly hard to spot without human intervention in the search. We thought that in a true S&R situation it would be common to know what the lost walker was wearing, so we're hoping to get a bit of guidance, or at least to know if 'high visibility' really does imply the sort of reflective shirt that is used in workplace safety situations.

When we are flying low all of them are easy to spot:

http://photos.tridgell.net/v/Canberr...43-14.png.html

but it's a bit harder when at 400ft !

Cheers, Tridge
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 07:59 PM
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Joe was last seen wearing the following clothing.

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Old Oct 23, 2011, 09:50 PM
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Thanks Mick!
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 03:22 AM
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he's still looking red-faced somewhat...
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 04:39 AM
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So would you if you have been waiting out in the sun for ....how many years now...I forget.
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 03:50 PM
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He's also had his legs crossed for a long time; must be hard to hold your bladder for that long.
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 10:33 PM
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He's also had his legs crossed for a long time; must be hard to hold your bladder for that long.
I was thinking it was from the Mars Bar hitting him in the... family jewels
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 11:39 AM
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Hi Mike and challenge mates,

Could someone please give us a clarifying information about an UAV's design issue?

After exhaustively reread the rules we could not get a clear opinion about an issue: Is allowed by the rules to use a detachable landing gear to launch UAV?

We don't intend to use a catapult due its size and operational issues. To avoid carry unecessary weight we think to develop a kind of detachable tricicle landing gear that would be released from UAV, at very low altitude (bellow 5 fts) after take off.

Is this acceptable by the safety perspective?

Regards

Marcos Souza - The ABEQUAR Team
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 07:38 PM
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I am looking at making some design changes, how much change can I make to my submitted deliverable 1 to be accepted by the judges in deliverable 2?
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 09:11 PM
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Hi Mike and challenge mates,

Could someone please give us a clarifying information about an UAV's design issue?

After exhaustively reread the rules we could not get a clear opinion about an issue: Is allowed by the rules to use a detachable landing gear to launch UAV?

We don't intend to use a catapult due its size and operational issues. To avoid carry unecessary weight we think to develop a kind of detachable tricicle landing gear that would be released from UAV, at very low altitude (bellow 5 fts) after take off.

Is this acceptable by the safety perspective?

Regards

Marcos Souza - The ABEQUAR Team
Marcos, please detail design and safety case in your D2 document, but in general terms a detachable landing gear would be accepted given a good safety case is submitted.

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