Bret C
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  • Neodesha, KS
  • United States

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Bret C commented on Randy's blog post Terrain Following Missions using Lidar
"Group - does the latest version of PLANE support terrain following? Thanks! "
Jan 18
Bret C replied to Damo's discussion launch heavy fpv plane in the group ArduPlane User Group
"This launcher works well:"
Nov 28, 2014
Bret C commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.2.0 released
"Tridge - congratulations to the team for implementing significant improvements.  We are pleased to be a contributor to the stall prevention improvement. Will any of the improvements made in 3.2.0 reduce the likelihood of encountering "BAD…"
Nov 26, 2014
Bret C replied to Steven G's discussion Serious Problem in the current beta MP
"So Steve - for those of us who launch with a catapult launcher, this can be a serious problem.  Thanks again."
Nov 15, 2014
Bret C replied to Steven G's discussion Serious Problem in the current beta MP
"Hi Steven: Thank you for the post.  I too had issues with 1.2.11 Mission Planner.  The problem I encountered was the fact that instead of flying at the designated 400 feet AGL, it flew to 1,300 feet! I have since updated to 1.3.12 and will…"
Nov 15, 2014
Bret C replied to Joshua Stubbs's discussion Pixhawk min. temperature
"Joshua - did you ever get an answer to your question regarding the Pixhawk components operating in the cold? Thanks Bret C"
Nov 15, 2014
Bret C replied to Andrew Groom's discussion Best frequency for 3DR Radio for New Zealand - 915 or 433 MHz?
"Thank you Jack: Bret C"
Nov 13, 2014
Bret C replied to Bret C's discussion Auto landing for flying wing project - Do you have what it takes to refine a PixHawk for perfect auto landings?
"The Nampilot: Thanks for your note. Yes, I fully understand the MANY months of hard work.  I have been there, done that and we are doing it now.   I should have mentioned we have another autopilot that already lands within a 15…"
Nov 11, 2014

Profile Information

About Me:
Developing UAV use for agriculture through aerial photography.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Designing a multi use/mission UAV for use in agricultural surveying and various other missions.
Neodesha, KS USA

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 12:17am on January 29, 2009, Simon Butterworth said…
Hi Bret,
At the moment we are still flight testing and currently carrying 15kg in the nose, we are planning to expanded that out to 30kg along the payload compartment. At this early stage her flight speed envelope is 45 to 120 kts.
At 10:57pm on January 29, 2009, Simon Butterworth said…
Yes we will be selling our UAV's. Our first prototype as seen in the pics has foam core wings with balsa and glass covering. The product units will be full composite/honey comb hollow core construction which we are having CNC molds manufactured for. I am not fully sure how you can see other question because I haven't been on this forum for very long. If you have other question I don't mind answering them.
At 9:12pm on January 21, 2013, Jake Wells said…

Thanks Bret!

At 4:43am on January 22, 2013, Bret C said…

Jake - also, thank you for the introduction to Chelsea Moon's music.  I was not familiar with her or her work.  However I am very familiar with the Franz family.  They stayed at our house when they played at a church her in town several years ago.  

What camera did you use in you video?  Was it shot all with the same camera?


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At 3:33pm on January 27, 2013, circuitburner said…

Is AC0AE your amateur radio callsign?

im too lazy to do a QRZ lookup right now, lol

At 1:17pm on February 3, 2013, Gisela & Joe Noci said…

Hi Bret,

Let me know what info you are looking for re tag detection from the air - we have done a lot of work in that field and will be happy to help if we can



The Nampilot

At 1:01pm on March 2, 2013, John Rankin said…

Hi Bret,

I am sorry but I cannot talk too much about our software at this point.  There is lots of competition in this area recently and we cannot show our hand just yet.  I can say that we are doing far more than photo stitching.  We are doing complete post processing from close range raw imagery to final products of fully classified photogrammetric point clouds (not point surfaces that most companies are producing), DEM/DSM, true orthophotography, and data analysis for various resource sectors.  We have been recognized by the Canadian Research Council of Canada for our contribution to UAV development and post processing.  We will be debuting our results at the end of May and I cannot say too much more prior to that.

We are always looking for sample data from various areas so if you have some imagery feel free to send it to me and my office can take a look at it and see what we can create for you.  Just for fun.

Thanks for the interest stay in contact and I would be happy to keep you updated.

Cheers John

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