What Exactly is a “Skyhook?”

What if you could have an antenna mast that could be carried in a backpack, deployed in minutes, is 400 feet high and can follow you around as you hike?


Well, the first test didn’t work. I say it didn’t work because even though a good number of people were tuned in to provide signal reports, and the skies were clear and calm, and no other aircraft in the area, and the aircraft performed beautifully, and the operator (me) got every item on the checklist […]


After spending a lot of time over Thanksgiving and a few hours this morning I’m happy to report a positive result to the hover test. This is quite a relief, especially after the issues I had on the previous attempts. The first try of course was documented here. The second attempt was a non-starter. The […]

Progress Update 11/19/2017

Planed activity: Fix radio issues, hover test This week was a pretty rough one at work, so I thought the best way to relax would be to work on the Skyhook. It has been coming along nicely but I’ve been spending a little too much time in front of the TV and so it hasn’t […]

RMUSAP October Meetup

Looks like next Wednesday is going to be a busy day for me. SCTE convention all day and the Rocky MountainĀ UAS Professionals meetup in the evening. October RMUASP Meetup Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017, 5:00 PM Leptron Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Inc2650 East 40th Avenue Denver, CO 37 UAS Professionals Attending FIFTH Rocky Mountain UAS Professionals Meetup […]

UgCS & Rajant Kenetic mesh network

Interesting use for tethered UAV. Note the ground side has a large generator and the aircraft itself is a very large unit. It would have to be to be able to hold position with all the weight of the cable and hard limit on how far it can drift in wind.