[Lab] Time Magazine Special Edition: The Drone Age
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Wed Jun 6 23:07:12 EDT 2018
It was a pun 🙄 I see it didn’t fly over your head 😉
My apologies for failing to reply to the list in the original message. Thanks to Jason for passing it along.
> On Jun 6, 2018, at 12:41 PM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at inventorartist.com> wrote:
> Is that a pun? :)
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>> On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 9:39 AM Jason Cobill <jason.cobill at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Reply from Jonathan Edwards:
>> Planes and helicopters both require elements other than strictly the propulsion system to control their direction. With quadcopters, the propulsion system and steering system are one in the same. No flaps, nothing to have to tilt, simply vary how quickly each of the four propellers is spinning.
>> That simplicity, coupled with the fact that they are incredibly agile yet stable flying machines are why I think they took off.
>>> On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 9:40 AM, Jason Cobill <jason.cobill at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I have to make sure to pick one of these up - Time Magazine's latest edition examines the impact of drones on a number of contexts - border security, environmental conservation, military strategy, emergency relief efforts, and hollywood film-making.
>>> I feel like the breadth of the topic really demonstrates how a broadly accessible tool can have incredible impact in unexpected domains - both for good and bad, and I find that really fascinating.
>>> Question: Does anyone have an intuition about why quad-copters became such a successful chassis? Remote control planes (move too fast for cameras?) and helicopters (too shaky? too difficult to fly?) have been around for a long time, and hobbyist RC aircraft technology is moving along at a brisk pace. (Tiny jet engines are so cool! http://www.chiefaircraft.com/radio-control/turbine-engines/jetcat.html ) I expect more diversity in drone designs but quad-copters seem to have an overwhelming share of the consumer market.
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