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Hi, I'm Chris Gough and I hail from from Canberra, Australia. Despite rumours to the contrary, I'm NOT this guy:
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http://www.sott.net/articles/show/205982-Meet-Lt-Col-Chris-Gough-Killing-by-Drone-and-Proud-of-It
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Hi, I'm Chris Gough, and I like sending rambling left-handed emails to the paparazi mailing list and taking long walks on the beach.
  
Instead, I'm a software developer, working as a technical manager for the Australian Government (Dept. of Environment). Among other things, my interest in Paparazzi is as a nice technical challenge to keep me sane after reading/writing documents and going to meetings all day.
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Despite rumors to the contrary I'm DEFINITELY NOT this guy:
  
My paparazzi rig is still an EasyStar, but I'll move that into my much larger QueenBee flying wing sooner or later... along with an FPV video kit (if I can figure out how to stop it jamming the modem) and a still camera. I regularly practice my manual control with an overpowered Windrider Bee (450W@900g, propped for ~40m/s). It's a bit twitchy but it bounces better than a funjet. I'm also gradually tooling-up my shed for vacuum bagging projects, but have no plans, time or space for a homebuilt CNC router (more's the pity).
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http://www.sott.net/articles/show/205982-Meet-Lt-Col-Chris-Gough-Killing-by-Drone-and-Proud-of-It
 
 
I use a TWOG, 2.4 Mhz zigbee modems use 36MHz radio gear.
 
 
 
Long term, I'd like to routinely patrol/survey a farm taking geo-referenced digital photographs, and develop a ground-based post-processing facility to stitch/authorectify/etc them into a geodatabase...  I entertain the fantasy of one day building an automated kangaroo/cow/plant detector.
 
  
I know a friendly farmer who lets me fly over her 300 Acre paddock, home to 90 cows (and probably as many kangaroos). I'm pretty sure my flights there are safe and legal.
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I'm a software developer from Canberra (Australia) and the guy behind [http://aerofu.com aerofu.com].

Revision as of 06:19, 10 August 2010

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Hi, I'm Chris Gough, and I like sending rambling left-handed emails to the paparazi mailing list and taking long walks on the beach.

Despite rumors to the contrary I'm DEFINITELY NOT this guy:

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/205982-Meet-Lt-Col-Chris-Gough-Killing-by-Drone-and-Proud-of-It

I'm a software developer from Canberra (Australia) and the guy behind aerofu.com.