Your Own Drone?
The Drone It Yourself is a kit to take ordinary objects and turn them into flying remote-controlled drones. The concept is simple: clamp four electric motors with propellers and a control unit onto whatever object you desire, and fly it around the neighborhood.
While it may be fun to terrorize the XYL or spy on the neighbors with this, I see this possibly having some useful real life applications in amateur radio. I’m not sure of what kind of battery life this unit has, but imagine hovering a remote controlled HT at 80 feet for an ad hoc repeater.
A guy could really get into some trouble with one of these :-)
One way of getting that wire up in that tree at the end of the garden
I’ve thought numerous times about floating a dual-band HT a few hundred feet up using a large kite. What a quick way to really extend your radio range out in a remote area!
What HTs have crossband repeat built in? Any recommendations? I would imagine a little HT would be limited by a relatively short TX/RX duty cycle.
My only dual band HT (at the moment) is a Wouxun HT and it most certainly doesn’t offer a fancy feature like crossband repeat.
I believe the Kenwood TH-D72 has cross band repeat.
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COOL Anthony,
I have electric choppers gere and 4 gas powered fixed wings and the biggest is just short of 7 feet.The camera with zoom that spins was way out of my price range so I use my old BB phone and then upload the videos with the lap top.
But I’m still shopping for a real drone fixes wing that is electric powered.
Real nice bike rim also:-)