Ben Boughton
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  • Moree, NSW
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sarah lee replied to Ben Boughton's discussion Which RC Car should I get? in the group ArduRover User Group
"What's your budget and intended use? The traxxas is well,you can learn more about it. but if you want to play your RC car faster, you need to choose the brushless motor or better lipo car battery and ESC and so on..."
Oct 9, 2016
Ben Boughton replied to Sha Zhou's discussion Low Cost, High Performance RTK Module from Tersus
"Yes, I'd like to know is radio interchangeable with RFD900??"
Apr 12, 2016
Ben Boughton replied to Matthew Reimer's discussion Apm Rover in tractor setup. in the group ArduRover User Group
"If you want no-nonsense reliability with full compatibility and more range than you should check out an RFD900 pair. Range is like 20-30km and they are still pretty cheap (~AU$200 for a pair)."
Jun 14, 2015
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May 22, 2015
Ben Boughton replied to Matthew Reimer's discussion Apm Rover in tractor setup. in the group ArduRover User Group
"Cool project, I'll be watching. Keep us posted."
May 19, 2015
Ben Boughton commented on Melissa Brandao's blog post Introduction to Sparky the FarmDogg
"I like this. ArduRover/Mission Planner could benefit from this. I think a critical feature for APM Rover to work in Ag is to be able to follow an AB line at a defined swath width and easy integration with RTK which I think is what we are seeing with…"
May 14, 2015
Hernan Gabriel replied to Ben Boughton's discussion Gregory Brill's 6x6 Large Tank Drone Platform Information in the group ArduRover User Group
"This vehicle is awesome.. Did you have any building update right after the pictures? keep going, good job! ;)"
May 5, 2015
Ben Boughton commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Agricultural mapping with the Penguin UAV and Pixhawk
"@Dan: took off on maiden flight in manual from ground and flew about 30 seconds then snapped to stabilize, then FBWA. Next I would ground takeoff and hand launch in stabilize then change to FBWA. Not saying this is correct - just what eventually…"
Jul 4, 2014
Ben Boughton commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Agricultural mapping with the Penguin UAV and Pixhawk
"@dan: I can share params with you but I just used defaults for first flight, then used the excellent auto tune feature. No manual setting of PIDs. I learnt to fly manual on aerosim first. Wont be able to share param for a couple months as I am off…"
Jul 2, 2014
Ben Boughton commented on Paul Krajewski's blog post Simple Modular Flight Mode Switch - Build it for $20
"Id pay $50 for one of those finished and ready to bolt onto my 9x."
May 8, 2014
Ben Boughton replied to Ben Boughton's discussion Sabertooth 2x60 setup & configuration in the group ArduRover User Group
"Not sure if i wrote it in above posts but to be clear moving the ardupilot off a metal bracket to a timber one fixed my problem. (I am on tractor at moment and its hard to read everything)."
May 7, 2014
Ben Boughton replied to Ben Boughton's discussion Sabertooth 2x60 setup & configuration in the group ArduRover User Group
"Hi there. I used default PID settings. It was not perfect but worked pretty well. That project is on hold atm while working on UAV. It all changed for me when moving the ardupilot as i did not have external compass. Sorry i cannot be more help."
May 7, 2014
Ben Boughton replied to Simon Maher's discussion Event 38 E382 fixed wing full UAV mapping kit unused, plus camera for NDVI
"Hi Simon would you consider selling the camera separate? Msg me if possible."
May 7, 2014
James Barry replied to Ben Boughton's discussion Sabertooth 2x60 setup & configuration in the group ArduRover User Group
"Greetings!  I have set up a rover with a similar configuration to yours using the APM and a 2x60 sabertooth and am having trouble with dithering both when in steering mode and auto (manual is awesome…we are using mixed mode like you..…"
May 5, 2014
Moritz commented on Ben Boughton's blog post The potential of UAVs in Agriculture - Research Scholarship
"If you come across europe on your trip, your most welcome on my farm..I´m going the same way."
Apr 30, 2014
Víctor Mayoral commented on Ben Boughton's blog post The potential of UAVs in Agriculture - Research Scholarship
"Nice initiative Ben! I would also recommend you to take a look at the educational drone Erle. Might be useful for your purpose."
Apr 29, 2014

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About Me:
Farmer by occupation with interest in web development. Check out http://agmapsonline.com for more info.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Very new to the concept but extremely interested in using UGV/UAV in farming.
Hometown:
Moree

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The potential of UAVs in Agriculture - Research Scholarship

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 6:06am 7 Comments

Hi there, my name is Ben Boughton and I am a grain producer from NSW in Australia. I have recently been awarded a Nuffield Scholarship to research the potential of UAVs/UGVs in the grains industry (Sponser: GRDC). I have a website -…

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At 8:55pm on November 13, 2013, Anthony said…
Ben,
I just got the finwing penguin V2 myself and have yet to try my APM 2.6 with it. I had it in my Calypso but had altitude issues with RTL. Hope you don't mind but I will be following your progress!

Cheers,
Anthony
At 9:35pm on November 13, 2013, Ben Boughton said…

Hi Anthony, I will start a penguin thread so we can discuss this publicly - I had another fly just now and same issues. Will put up logs etc. I am new to this so still learning.

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