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There's been a lull in the flighting on the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) front over Xmas and New Year, but the team has emerged from the festivities revitalised and ready for action. In December, we announced that 3D Robotics had kindly agreed to supply the mission with an all-new Pixhawk autopilot, to replace the …

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It looks bigger than I had imagined.

Any idea of a launch date yet?

Oh, and happy new year chaps. Have another beer.

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Re: It looks bigger than I had imagined.

We're working on it. Still got a load of faffing to do...

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it removes the need to hook up the autopilot using a USB cable, which for proper testing and operational purposes would require a USB socket mounted on the Vulture 2's exterior

and a very long cable!

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Yes, the in-flight cable would be 30km+ and presumably wound round a really big spool.

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I hope that bench is stand-up height

Because sitting down behind a laptop with that shelf in the way is going to be a pain.

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Ampex 456

Whats that reel of Ampex 456 doing there ? Whats on it ? Thats not something I would expect at El Reg.

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Re: Ampex 456

16-track soundtrack for a video from years back, before I joined Vulture Central.

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Video ? Oh wow. Link ? Not to go off subject or anything. Ive got some 456 sitting around and I like to pull it out and explain to digital kids how real men record sound.

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I stopped reading when......

.....I discovered that the custom work bench did not have a beer pump installed as well as no pipe rack

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Re: I stopped reading when......

Glaring omissions to the set-up noted.

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Re: I stopped reading when......

How can you have a Guinness cert, but no Guinness?

Props for the inspirational and patriotic art, though. A very nicely done work area.

// England expects...and all that

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good thing I was sitting on the floor.

When I read this:

"...and which has filled the space with the kind of resinous mountain-fresh aroma toilet cleaner manufacturers can only dream of."

Otherwise I believe I would have fallen out of my chair because I was laughing so hard.

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Meh

Hmmm

We do seem to be slowy straying from the orginal blu-tak and selotape ideal

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" ...pine, freshly hewn "

Is that wise?

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Brief checklist

Pipe - Check

Cup of tea - Check

Yep, all seems to be in order.

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Masthead

I've just noticed what happens when you mouse over the mast head image. Very nice, more of this kind of thing!

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Ardupilot

So what was wrong with the Ardupilot?

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Re: Ardupilot

Absolutely nothing, but 3DR offered the Pixhawk. According to Andrew Tridgell, it has vastly superior data-logging capabilities, and an improved airspeed indicator.

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Is this guy inspired by PARIS?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucaiaconistewart/sets/

That is what i call a paperplane

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Re: Is this guy inspired by PARIS?

It is pretty amazing.

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