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Christian Menge
Guys,

Just a quick hello, I'm new to the site, I thought I would introduce myself and tell you about my experience and goals.

I worked as a rotoray and fixed wing pilot and flight engineer in Canada for just about 9 years. Most commercial helicopter operations in Canada involve VERY isolated locations. The largest helicopter operators are based in the Arctic, Yellow Knife, NWT. This is a very cold and difficult place to live, most of my contracts involved forest fires, animal tracking, maintenance of government research facilities, oil, gas, NORAD, etc.

I was tired of the poor conditions and decided to move into computers. Over the last six years I have been working as a C developer and technical manager for several different simulation companies.

Recently I have had a strong urge to become involved with aviation again and I was thinking UAV's might be cool. I live in a city with lots of crime, drugs, prostitution, etc. Having a UAV that patrols some of the streets providing visual assistance to police, fire is a good idea and I'm surprised this is not being done by others.


My goal would be to possibly provide some type of surveillance platform that could quickly move from one area to another and provide real time video from the sky looking down at the streets below.


Has this been done by anyone in the past?


Cheers!



Christian



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Re: Hello!

antoine.drouin
Hi Christian

Welcome onboard !

Seems like others had similar ideas about law enforcement UAVs

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5051142.stm

Best Regards

Antoine

Christian Menge wrote:

> Guys,
>
> Just a quick hello, I'm new to the site, I thought I would introduce
> myself and tell you about my experience and goals.
>
> I worked as a rotoray and fixed wing pilot and flight engineer in
> Canada for just about 9 years. Most commercial helicopter operations
> in Canada involve VERY isolated locations. The largest helicopter
> operators are based in the Arctic, Yellow Knife, NWT. This is a very
> cold and difficult place to live, most of my contracts involved forest
> fires, animal tracking, maintenance of government research facilities,
> oil, gas, NORAD, etc.
>
> I was tired of the poor conditions and decided to move into computers.
> Over the last six years I have been working as a C developer and
> technical manager for several different simulation companies.
>
> Recently I have had a strong urge to become involved with aviation
> again and I was thinking UAV's might be cool. I live in a city with
> lots of crime, drugs, prostitution, etc. Having a UAV that patrols
> some of the streets providing visual assistance to police, fire is a
> good idea and I'm surprised this is not being done by others.
>
>
> My goal would be to possibly provide some type of surveillance
> platform that could quickly move from one area to another and provide
> real time video from the sky looking down at the streets below.
>
>
> Has this been done by anyone in the past?
>
>
> Cheers!
>
>
>
> Christian
>
>
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AW: Hello!

Ethan Arnold-2
Cool, just what I'd like to build for the German police and fire departments
too!

Probably will never get around to it though... Darn, I already have a bad
feeling because I still havent sent out those horizon sensors yet :-( sorry
people, I promise I will have lots of time to take care of that after July
1st, until then I'm just too busy and have a deadline on June 30th to make.

Ethan


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: paparazzi-devel-bounces+ethan=[hidden email]
[mailto:paparazzi-devel-bounces+ethan=[hidden email]] Im Auftrag von
Antoine
Gesendet: Dienstag, 20. Juni 2006 20:00
An: [hidden email]
Betreff: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Hello!

Hi Christian

Welcome onboard !

Seems like others had similar ideas about law enforcement UAVs

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5051142.stm

Best Regards

Antoine

Christian Menge wrote:

> Guys,
>
> Just a quick hello, I'm new to the site, I thought I would introduce
> myself and tell you about my experience and goals.
>
> I worked as a rotoray and fixed wing pilot and flight engineer in
> Canada for just about 9 years. Most commercial helicopter operations
> in Canada involve VERY isolated locations. The largest helicopter
> operators are based in the Arctic, Yellow Knife, NWT. This is a very
> cold and difficult place to live, most of my contracts involved forest
> fires, animal tracking, maintenance of government research facilities,
> oil, gas, NORAD, etc.
>
> I was tired of the poor conditions and decided to move into computers.
> Over the last six years I have been working as a C developer and
> technical manager for several different simulation companies.
>
> Recently I have had a strong urge to become involved with aviation
> again and I was thinking UAV's might be cool. I live in a city with
> lots of crime, drugs, prostitution, etc. Having a UAV that patrols
> some of the streets providing visual assistance to police, fire is a
> good idea and I'm surprised this is not being done by others.
>
>
> My goal would be to possibly provide some type of surveillance
> platform that could quickly move from one area to another and provide
> real time video from the sky looking down at the streets below.
>
>
> Has this been done by anyone in the past?
>
>
> Cheers!
>
>
>
> Christian
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
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> [hidden email]
> http://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/paparazzi-devel
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Re: AW: Hello!

Christian Menge
Ethan,

Are one of the project developers, sorry I'm new here?

Cheers.

----- Original Message ----
From: Ethan Arnold <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 2:04:56 PM
Subject: AW: [Paparazzi-devel] Hello!

Cool, just what I'd like to build for the German police and fire departments
too!

Probably will never get around to it though... Darn, I already have a bad
feeling because I still havent sent out those horizon sensors yet :-( sorry
people, I promise I will have lots of time to take care of that after July
1st, until then I'm just too busy and have a deadline on June 30th to make.

Ethan


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: paparazzi-devel-bounces+ethan=[hidden email]
[mailto:paparazzi-devel-bounces+ethan=[hidden email]] Im Auftrag von
Antoine
Gesendet: Dienstag, 20. Juni 2006 20:00
An: [hidden email]
Betreff: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Hello!

Hi Christian

Welcome onboard !

Seems like others had similar ideas about law enforcement UAVs

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5051142.stm

Best Regards

Antoine

Christian Menge wrote:

> Guys,
>
> Just a quick hello, I'm new to the site, I thought I would introduce
> myself and tell you about my experience and goals.
>
> I worked as a rotoray and fixed wing pilot and flight engineer in
> Canada for just about 9 years. Most commercial helicopter operations
> in Canada involve VERY isolated locations. The largest helicopter
> operators are based in the Arctic, Yellow Knife, NWT. This is a very
> cold and difficult place to live, most of my contracts involved forest
> fires, animal tracking, maintenance of government research facilities,
> oil, gas, NORAD, etc.
>
> I was tired of the poor conditions and decided to move into computers.
> Over the last six years I have been working as a C developer and
> technical manager for several different simulation companies.
>
> Recently I have had a strong urge to become involved with aviation
> again and I was thinking UAV's might be cool. I live in a city with
> lots of crime, drugs, prostitution, etc. Having a UAV that patrols
> some of the streets providing visual assistance to police, fire is a
> good idea and I'm surprised this is not being done by others.
>
>
> My goal would be to possibly provide some type of surveillance
> platform that could quickly move from one area to another and provide
> real time video from the sky looking down at the streets below.
>
>
> Has this been done by anyone in the past?
>
>
> Cheers!
>
>
>
> Christian
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
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AW: AW: Hello!

Ethan Arnold-2
Hi Christian,
 
No, I'm just some guy who got all excited about Paparazzi, had some horizon sensor PCBs made and got an RC plane to test it with (all that back in March/April 2006) but now my work has caught up with me and everything has been lying in the corner for 2 months. But my other project will soon be finished and I hope to get involved again soon.
 
I havent really contributed anything yet, except maybe help motivate Antoine to finish the Classix code, I hope someday that will change though.
 
regards,
Ethan

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Von: paparazzi-devel-bounces+ethan=[hidden email] [mailto:paparazzi-devel-bounces+ethan=[hidden email]] Im Auftrag von Christian Menge
Gesendet: Dienstag, 20. Juni 2006 20:36
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Ethan,

Are one of the project developers, sorry I'm new here?

Cheers.

----- Original Message ----
From: Ethan Arnold <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 2:04:56 PM
Subject: AW: [Paparazzi-devel] Hello!

Cool, just what I'd like to build for the German police and fire departments
too!

Probably will never get around to it though... Darn, I already have a bad
feeling because I still havent sent out those horizon sensors yet :-( sorry
people, I promise I will have lots of time to take care of that after July
1st, until then I'm just too busy and have a deadline on June 30th to make.

Ethan


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: paparazzi-devel-bounces+ethan=[hidden email]
[mailto:paparazzi-devel-bounces+ethan=[hidden email]] Im Auftrag von
Antoine
Gesendet: Dienstag, 20. Juni 2006 20:00
An: [hidden email]
Betreff: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Hello!

Hi Christian

Welcome onboard !

Seems like others had similar ideas about law enforcement UAVs

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5051142.stm

Best Regards

Antoine

Christian Menge wrote:

> Guys,
>
> Just a quick hello, I'm new to the site, I thought I would introduce
> myself and tell you about my experience and goals.
>
> I worked as a rotoray and fixed wing pilot and flight engineer in
> Canada for just about 9 years. Most commercial helicopter operations
> in Canada involve VERY isolated locations. The largest helicopter
> operators are based in the Arctic, Yellow Knife, NWT. This is a very
> cold and difficult place to live, most of my contracts involved forest
> fires, animal tracking, maintenance of government research facilities,
> oil, gas, NORAD, etc.
>
> I was tired of the poor conditions and decided to move into computers.
> Over the last six years I have been working as a C developer and
> technical manager for several different simulation companies.
>
> Recently I have had a strong urge to become involved with aviation
> again and I was thinking UAV's might be cool. I live in a city with
> lots of crime, drugs, prostitution, etc. Having a UAV that patrols
> some of the streets providing visual assistance to police, fire is a
> good idea and I'm surprised this is not being done by others.
>
>
> My goal would be to possibly provide some type of surveillance
> platform that could quickly move from one area to another and provide
> real time video from the sky looking down at the streets below.
>
>
> Has this been done by anyone in the past?
>
>
> Cheers!
>
>
>
> Christian
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
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