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Planning "multiple battery" missions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chad Hill Jan 26. 2 Replies

I have been doing mapping missions with APM and Pixhawk for a while. I often want to map areas that are too large to cover in one flight (as I am sure do many people). I end up planning multiple…Continue

Hexa purchase decisions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chad Hill Nov 22, 2012. 4 Replies

After spending the summer successfully shooting AP with a small quad built from cheap components from GLB, I am getting ready to build a slightly more powerful hexa to carry a larger camera. Does…Continue

 

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Chad Hill replied to Thomas Stanley-Jones's discussion Sync Images of Canon Cameras in the group Terrain/Surface Mapping
"You probably want to check out SDM (StereoDataMaker). SDM was developed from CHDK specifically to overcome the problem you are having, I think. It was designed for people to make stereoscopic photos with sync rates of "a fraction of a…"
Apr 4
Chad Hill replied to Chad Hill's discussion Planning "multiple battery" missions?
"Hi Adam,  Thanks so much for the heads up about checking previous missions with ctrl+o. That sounds like it might be quite useful. Ill check it out.  I still think it would be an important feature to be able to intentionally generate…"
Jan 26
Adam Kilpatrick replied to Chad Hill's discussion Planning "multiple battery" missions?
"Hi Chad this is a problem we've had for a while, we use Mission Planner. Previously, we had to save multiple versions of a mission and manually guess at waypoints to break it up. We'd keep an extra flightline of overlap to make sure. This…"
Jan 24
Chad Hill posted a discussion

Planning "multiple battery" missions?

I have been doing mapping missions with APM and Pixhawk for a while. I often want to map areas that are too large to cover in one flight (as I am sure do many people). I end up planning multiple missions and eyeballing the overlap between each mission even though I can use Mission Planner or DroidPlanner to do a very good automatic construction of the transects within each mission.What I would really like to do is be able to pick a large survey area and have my ground control station calculate…See More
Dec 18, 2015
Chad Hill commented on Gerard Toonstra's blog post Cheap 1-2cm (scale) accuracy for your surveys
"@sobido Could you provide a little more info about your setup above for static post-processing? Id love to try building one of these. Thanks!"
Sep 30, 2015
Chad Hill commented on wayne garris's blog post techpos summer sale July 15-31
"Wayne, Im very interested in trying the techpod. Are there any good tricks for transporting it once built? It seems like a great plane, so my biggest concern is being able to travel with it. "
Jul 20, 2014
Chad Hill replied to Chris Blackburn's discussion screws too short for 3DR APM 2.5 case
"Just a follow up for me: I had posted on here in april about having gotten a case with screws that were too short. Chris followed up with me in this thread and over PM and I got some screws in the mail almost immediately. "
Aug 4, 2013
Chad Hill replied to Chris Blackburn's discussion screws too short for 3DR APM 2.5 case
"Hey, thanks Chris! I realized that my comment may have sounded like I am a resentful user. I considered the problem with the case to be relatively incidental to really liking the APM system. Sending a pm. "
Apr 3, 2013
Chad Hill replied to Chris Blackburn's discussion screws too short for 3DR APM 2.5 case
"I had this problem too. Got a case right after they came out and could screw the halves together with no board inside, but not WITH a board inside. Got annoyed and never bothered to try to track down some appropriate screws..."
Apr 3, 2013
Chad Hill replied to Jimmy robson's discussion mission planner for MAC,
"Parallels works OK too, running win 7, also can do no win background, but I prefer to run windows on a second virtual desktop (space?) and not use "coherence".  "
Dec 31, 2012
Chad Hill replied to Chad Hill's discussion Hexa purchase decisions
"So maybe that tarot frame with these motors: http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=509&productname=  and 40a simonk escs from rctimer? running 12" props? Is this overkill? Thanks for those links. "
Nov 22, 2012
Dave C replied to Chad Hill's discussion Hexa purchase decisions
"I'm using mostly simonk esc's myself, many people are, many other people think it makes little difference. If you are going to spend that much on motors, i'd just go for tiger or axi or similar - they are very good, and defo work…"
Nov 22, 2012
Chad Hill replied to Chad Hill's discussion Hexa purchase decisions
"Thanks for responding DaveC. I had definitely not heard that about the disc motors. Thats concerning. It turns out I waited too long on that frame and now its back to pre-order on fox tech, though Id probably be willing to wait the 2 weeks to get…"
Nov 22, 2012
Dave C replied to Chad Hill's discussion Hexa purchase decisions
"The only problem i see is here that I've heard simonk firmware will not work with pancake motors, but not sure why this is."
Nov 22, 2012
Chad Hill posted a discussion

Hexa purchase decisions

After spending the summer successfully shooting AP with a small quad built from cheap components from GLB, I am getting ready to build a slightly more powerful hexa to carry a larger camera. Does anyone have any feedback about pairing this frame:http://www.foxtechfpv.com/tarot-fy680-cf-folding-hexacopterpreorder-p-810.htmlwith these motors:…See More
Nov 22, 2012

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UAVs for archaeology: aerial photography, mapping, photogrammetry
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