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interested in developing a landing monitoring system for a Cessna 182 using a Kinect. What I want to see is my landing profile: ie height, angle of attack vrs time.
Most of the action takes place below 20 feet. we need 3 or 4 inches resolution below 5 feet…
What would be nice would be to have something that alerts me when i’m too high and too slow..The problem is to get really slow 10 feet off the runway. You’re not going to die, just bang up the gear..
What is the effective range of a Kinect?
Strictly speaking hanging anything out of an airplane is not legal, so this is not going to become a widespread application of the Kinect so Microsoft is not liable..
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May I ask why you want to use Kinect for this?
i could use a radar and spend $20,000 bucks.. or I could use ultrasound and have maybe one or two sensors.
I think the Kinect will give me more data. An array of sensors, it would show height, angle of attack, maybe ground speed. It may give us an accurate representation of the landing profile..
I don’t want to use this to let me land the plane, i want to see how I’m doing. You could get the same information with a truck outfitted with a video camera
And I’m a geek, my son is a CS/mech engineering student at Ga Tech (senior with a 3.5 gpa) and we just like doing stuff like this..
It’s the chase…
I would recommend researching how Kinect works, starting with: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinect
As the next step, build a prototype, potentially with a model air plane, to see if it’s actually going to work for your application. See http://kinectforwindows.org/ for that.
Finally, I would not mount Kinect outside your Cessna for a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with the FAA rules
thanks, i’ll do some more research..
we’d hang it off a moving pickup truck first and if we fly it I would hang it out side the window of the plane….
strickly speaking not legal and I do take that stuff seriously..
The FAA has like no sense of humor..
(the guys who supply my insurance for the plane likewise have no sense of humor)
you could do it legally in an experimental aircraft..
I would put the whole thing in a perspex bubble similar in concept to the domes that protect security cameras. Since I am really NOT fond of aerodynamic surprises, I would either mount two identical domes, one either side so as to preserve bilateral symmetry, or a single dome centre-forward mounted under your feet.
Kinnect’s range is about 4 to 15 feet. They sell “reading glasses” so that kinnect can see up close in small rooms. Maybe you need to feef-up it’s infra-red laser a little and give it some binoculars so it can see a little further away.
i new proggrammer with netduino , i read you ds1307.cs and RTC in netduinohelpers , how to charger actual date time in ds1307?
/ Set the clock to some arbitrary date / time
clock.Set(new DateTime(2013, 04, 11,11, 14, 0));
Hi Marcelo, I’m not sure I understand what the issue is. Set the date once and forget it until you need to adjust it again. There’s no much more to it, assuming that it’s properly wired to your system. -Fabien.
Fabian, thanks for your quick reply, my question is how should write, so that the clock Starting from the current date and time (reading from my pc), without forcing a day and time to start..Marcelo
Please research the Netduino or Arduino forums: your question is a classic one, applicable to setting any given real time clock from a time source (NTP, other computer clock, GPS, etc…) and has been addressed many times already.
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