Bruce D. Sidlinger
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  • San Antonio, TX
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Bruce D. Sidlinger commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"Beautiful, and I was just tonight ordering that chassis, the high gear ratio (low speed) version. Question, would this controller have been enough, do you think? http://www.dimensionengineering.com/products/sabertooth2x12rc"
Feb 16
Bruce D. Sidlinger commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"Well, the cool one is Steering Mode, I want to go try that! (My APM 2.0 Axial Wraith drives like a drunken sailor with no destination in mind in Auto so I need a break before further struggling with that problem.)"
Feb 1
Bruce D. Sidlinger commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"Very helpful, at least to me. These Rover mode descriptions are not readily available, as far as I could tell. Thanks!"
Feb 1
Bruce D. Sidlinger replied to Jouni Helminen's discussion Bought the 3DR X8 RTF, have a NEX 5R - what kind of payload can I expect?
Jan 25
Bruce D. Sidlinger replied to Jorge Santos's discussion Scherrer LR and 3DR 433MHz
"I am interested in integrating my MFD tracker into my APM 2.6 MinimOSD setup. Did you make any progress in this area?"
Jan 16

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About Me:
Full Scale: ATP/CFI multi heli sea glider balloon
Formal education: Computer Science (& a little Physics)
Profession: Avionics Research & Development
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I was a software developer at Texas Instruments, then for 8 years I headed up research for an avionics and instrumentation manufacturer selling primarily to general aviation airframe manufacturers. After that I started a company that was initially a contractor to NASA and the DoD and went on to design long-distance, high-speed Internet infrastructure for telcos. That company also does technical photography (Hasselblad H4D-60 focus stacking, for example).

I have come to the realization that everything is boring compared to autopilots so going forward that will be my focus and hopefully my company's facilities and my experience can be used to make a meaningful contribution to some niche of the field. Currently I am interested in launch and recovery.
Hometown:
Dallas, TX

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