[Osmf-talk] Notes & Bing Imagery

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Thu Dec 5 07:22:07 UTC 2013


Probably, we talk about different things. I think of an ultralight UAV
dedicated to mapping, and nothing else, the UAS (unmanned aerial system)
of orthorectified aerial imagery. Like this one, for example:

The eBee weighs o.7 kg (1.54 pounds) and still is capable to produce 10
sqkm (3.86 square miles) of quality imagery per 45 min flight. It is
made from a plastic foam.

In future I'd expect it to become 0.3 - 0.5 kg UAV, which is stable in
the air due to a sophisticated computer navigation system, not its mass.

I am strongly against flying in a city an UAV with a DSRL camera (with
zoom) or any other similar non-ultralight UAV. I agree with you that it
is inherently dangerous. We would indeed have to wear helmets in a city

The difference between a crash of an ultralight plastic foam UAV and a
heavy UAV is like between dropping a pillow or a sack of flour from a

What other solution could be to outdated satellite imagery? Anyway,
since the UAS mapping technology is still out of reach of individuals
due to its cost, we are stuck with the imagery years old.

The only use to talk about it now is that people may want to start
flying training ultralight UAVs. It takes time to become a pilot due to
neurophysiology adjustment for 3D movement.

O.M. (Alex-7)

On 05.12.2013 01:05, John Crowley wrote:
> I have watched very expensive
> UAVs crash in the landing process--with a very skilled military-trained
> pilot 

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