Adam Conway
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Flight modes question Arduplane

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Conway Jul 28, 2014. 4 Replies

Just to first give some background... I have been using APM for about 2.5 years on copter but haven't used it on plane for about two years - so I have a decent sense about how to set up an…Continue

Link Budget for Xbee

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Conway May 25, 2010. 1 Reply

Hey Folks,I was curious about the Xbee range in free space.  I put together a spreadsheet with a derivation of the Friis Equation (somebody check my work if they get a chance).  I know very little…Continue

Tags: xbee, xbee_distance, xbee_range, friis

To RTF or not to RTF...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Conway May 24, 2010. 10 Replies

The only thing worse than a noob asking a boring question is a cheap noob doing the same... I am buying an easy star (shocker, I know) and looking at the RTF kit, I have a bad feeling that I am…Continue


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About Me:
I run product for a Wi-Fi Startup called Aerohive, by day.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
When I was in grad school and after I did a lot with autonomous systems, but career got in the way and I ended up in Marketing... Anyhow, I have never lost my love of building stuff, especially stuff that do things without human interaction.
San Jose

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The New Normal?

Posted on February 2, 2014 at 8:42pm 17 Comments

A buddy of mine was walking around in San Mateo, CA (a city just south of San Francisco) and found this great sign... I only wish it said "Lost Drone" but this is still pretty good.  May you never need to post one of these.  If you want to see his instagram post …


Labor Day Weekend Quadcopter Build

Posted on August 31, 2013 at 6:26pm 13 Comments

My 5 year son executed a fantastic Labor Day build, so I thought I would share... 

Frame: Mead Heavy Weight construction paper in "X"

Autopilot: "authentic" purple APM 

GPS: Yup, that is the white thing.

Props: Orange

This quad also advances the state of the art…


The Case for WiFi in Drones

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 9:00am 51 Comments

In full disclosure I work at a company that builds WiFi Access Points, routers etc for enterprises and I just put a hotspot on a drone for fun


Bad news for 2.4GHz

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 3:00pm 10 Comments

It looks like AT&T is looking to use 2.3GHz bands reserved for Sirius radio.  Those in the WiFi space know that Terrestrial repeaters of Sirius radio signals are a major source of outdoor interference - but those repeaters only existed in dense cities.  Now with that spectrum moving to 4G Basestations we will see much more interference in on open areas (like…


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At 7:26pm on May 14, 2013, Richard Evans said…

Hi Adam

We have started using AeroHive access points at our company "SpawGlass"

I notice with interest your post about putting a wireless router on your Quad and creating a hotspot, the word AeroHive caught my interest. 

Great Product!


At 9:05am on May 15, 2013, Adam Conway said…

That is awesome!  I actually flew it last week with some success.  I am going to do it again this week.  I looked you up in our ERP and found you guys.  Have you built a drone yet?

At 9:10am on May 15, 2013, Adam Conway said…

Okay, I just looked at your profile and realized that was a dumb question.  Let me know if you want to extend my "experiment" :)

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