I don't know where to start. What would be fun is searching remote regions for meteorites. I've been kicking around ideas to myself for applications of what I guess ya'll call UAV's.
I know real planes better than RC's. I've been told for years to do something in miniature and came to the conclusion that full size costs about the same for that project, or so I thought. It has become intriguing that I may have discounted a very important area.
After seeing a video of someone flying a chopper very erratically got me to thinking. I almost built a custom ultra light to explore the desert and or scheming on how to make my own Aerial maps cause every time I get close they seem to not exist. Why risk your life when you could just cry if your toy crashes?
I'm open to directing me to what questions I should be asking, as crazy as that sounds, on what I guess is a research probe.
What is .60 ? I MUST be rusty , a real plane is what? 30' wing span and .60 of that isn't 5' it would be more like 18'.
There must be a huge road block that IS out there , and I'm guessing regulations/laws/politics other than $ , time & info. When does a model become real? Has anyone assessed the damage 911 did? What would happen if one had a 10' Dia. chopper and flew it around town or just over BLM/gov't/our land? I suppose you'd have to carry a transponder after a certain size , no? Laws not written yet? Big time restricted air space? Why, if so? You have to risk your life and endanger a whole building instead of a single car to fly legally remotely?
I read the thread about cargo back in Dec. today and it doesn't make since , 3HP little motors and can't lift much , should. What are the limits on size of off the shelf parts? I take it that most metal parts are pot metal and made in Asia , does anyone make their own chopper 'heads?' I'm sure the fixed wing is the way I'm thinking, but30,000 parts flying in formation and not risking your life sounds like fun.
What if you use them for home land security instead of thought of as a threat? Oh, I guess I was the only one who thought that model rocket plant fire wasn't an accident right after 911.