Posts Tagged: MUAV

OPTIONS FALCON 8 UPDATE

Many thanks for the update of the Falcon 8 air vehicle option from Stefan Eichhorn of Ascending Technologies GmbH. The Falcon 8 details in the options matrix in the previous posting. Here. For more information on the Falcon 8 contact: Ascending Technologies GmbH Konrad-Zuse-Bogen 4 82152 Krailling, Germany Tel:     +49 (0)89 – 89 55 60 79-10… Read more »

SUCCESSFUL SHORT FLIGHT

Today I took to the skies around Westbury in order to rebuild my confidence with the operation of our microdrone. It has been many weeks since I last flew it. We have been suffering with erratic battery performance then we could not fly at all while the batteries were recalled by the supplier. I am guessing that the new… Read more »

NEW EQUIPMENT OPTIONS

On 22 Oct 2009 – some current and interested future microdrone operators gathered for a demonstration of the Ascending Technologies Falcon 8 unmanned air vehicle in the Midlands. Unfortunately, although we made initial contact with the company to set up and attend, we had to later cancel. As our Remote Imagery Service development has been… Read more »

RETURN OF THE BATTERIES

Our batteries have returned after 3 weeks of travelling from Wiltshire to the Midlands then on to Germany. MW Power Systems Ltd had tested the batteries prior to sending them to microdrones GmbH and agreed that they were not performing consistently. microdrones GmbH have now returned the original batteries without a final explanation from either. So I… Read more »

BATTERY SAGA CONTINUES

Unfortunately, instead of demonstrating progress of a developing support service whilst logging interesting places and experiences flying our drone, I can only log that we still do not have batteries and therefore cannot fly. A fresh batch of tumble weed is blowing around the microdrone equipment in our store. The UK distributor for the microdrone… Read more »

POSSIBLY THE FLAKIEST BATTERIES ON EARTH

We have watched another Remote Imagery Support service week pass without primary batteries for our UAV; and not a word from the supplier. No doubt we as their customer will have to chase them and go cap in hand.  We are consoled by the fact that this is not the only service we provide. In fact, we have… Read more »

GROUNDED !!!

The suppliers of our microdrone UAV MW Power Systems Ltd have suggested that the batteries are returned for repair or replacement. We are now without power for the drone. It is good that we get the batteries sorted, but its the fact that we are without the equipment. Also, I cant help wondering when we receive… Read more »

MAKE HAY …

With the Wiltshire wind conditions not favourable for our MD4-200 microdrone UAV, we had it sat on the ground for a couple of weeks. Today though, it was bright and warm, so I set out to a local spot for a refresher flight with the drone. Unfortunately with the temperature being 22 -23 Deg C I… Read more »

WHITE HORSE OR BUST

Today we set out early in the morning with the aim of using the microdrone UAV to take some Wiltshire White Horse aerial photos. We arrived in location surrounded by thick mist. Not a problem for us, we had a flask of coffee and our mobile office so we could continue to work while waiting… Read more »

WILTSHIRE WIND

We have continued to experience wind speeds above the MD4-200 microdrone UAV take off limit. We have however managed snatch a couple short flights but in winds up to 6 m/s. The good news is that for these very short sessions we have not have MDCockpit or battery issues. We are hoping to attempt to get some better pictures… Read more »