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Skywalker X6 for photogrammetry?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChrisTing Dec 23, 2016. 1 Reply

I'm looking at the Skywalker X6 with 1500mm wingspan as a possible platform for aerial survey (i.e. vertical aerial photography for photogrammetry), as opposed to a conventional Skywalker 1680 V6…Continue

Small cheap platform for Pi Zero v1.3 + Pi 8MP camera + PXFmini

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Pacheco Jun 21, 2016. 1 Reply

I'm looking to build a very small, light and cheap fixed-wing UAV for basic vertical aerial photography. I envisage using the new v1.3 of the Raspberry Pi Zero (with camera port) with the new 8MP Pi…Continue

Tags: mini skywalker, x1, pxfmini, raspberry pi

How to integrate multiple PiCam Spy with PixHawk Mini?

Started Feb 2, 2016 0 Replies

My goal is to built a very small, lightweight drone but with multiple modest resolution (~5MP) cameras. I'm looking at using the PixHawk Mini, if I can get one:…Continue

Tags: RaspberryPi, Arducam, PixHawk

 

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ChrisTing replied to Andy Ford's discussion Skywalker X6 for photogrammetry?
"The X6 goes faster than the V6 and is better for cutting through strong headwings. The usable internal space is somewhat restricted by its compartmentalized design but a compact camera and 10,000 4s lipo can be fitted easily."
Dec 23, 2016
Andy Ford posted a discussion

Skywalker X6 for photogrammetry?

I'm looking at the Skywalker X6 with 1500mm wingspan as a possible platform for aerial survey (i.e. vertical aerial photography for photogrammetry), as opposed to a conventional Skywalker 1680 V6 with 1720mm wingspan. The idea is to build a long endurance or long range platform for use in countries where the law permits such flights.However I hear the flying speed of the X6 is faster than the V6... can anyone provide figures?Some have noted this can create blur in imagery from the X6 with a…See More
Nov 28, 2016
Daniel Pacheco replied to Andy Ford's discussion Small cheap platform for Pi Zero v1.3 + Pi 8MP camera + PXFmini
"I think that is a good solution mainly for the weight and it would be pretty neat, even a small wing can handle it, i am working in something similar but no doing everything with the pi zero (cause i don´t believe it can handle such computing…"
Jun 21, 2016
Andy Ford posted a discussion

Small cheap platform for Pi Zero v1.3 + Pi 8MP camera = PXFmini

I'm looking to build a very small, light and cheap fixed-wing UAV for basic vertical aerial photography. I envisage using the new v1.3 of the Raspberry Pi Zero (with camera port) with the new 8MP Pi camera module. On top of these will go a PXFmini for Pi Zero. Relatively speaking this would be a pretty small but flexible combination. I'd like to house them in the smallest fixed-wing platform possible, with things like wing loading, endurance and range being secondary or tertiary…See More
May 21, 2016
Andy Ford posted a discussion

How to integrate multiple PiCam Spy with PixHawk Mini?

My goal is to built a very small, lightweight drone but with multiple modest resolution (~5MP) cameras. I'm looking at using the PixHawk Mini, if I can get one:http://www.unmannedtechshop.co.uk/mini-unmanned-hawk-autopilot-kit/ArduCam make an excellent, tiny 5MP camera, which I'd like to mount in the wings:…See More
Feb 2, 2016

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Mapping, Stereo-matching photogrammetry, SfM photogrammetry. Fixed-wing and quadcopter.
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