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Flying Buddha replied to carlo pogs's discussion 2.4ghz DJI UGCS & 2.4ghz taranis x8r . is it safe to use both? in the group UgCS
"I've been using the following combinations: 1.  Taranis and the DJI 2.4 Data link for over a year once a week and have had no issues.  2. Graupner MC-32 and DJI 2.4 Data link for over two years now and have had no issues. Hope this…"
Jun 11
Flying Buddha replied to Eben N. Broadbent's discussion Save flight plan and load into multiple flights? in the group UgCS
"Alexey, I'm using a Riegl RiCOPTER with a VUX-SYS (LiDAR and 2 x Sony A6000 cameras). I have a very similar calibration/ workflow as Eben's Phoenix System. The added "Area Scan" tool has been a big improvement for…"
Jun 5
Flying Buddha replied to Eben N. Broadbent's discussion Save flight plan and load into multiple flights? in the group UgCS
"I too, run LiDAR and would be very interested in a template feature. "
May 31
Flying Buddha commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Big new APM:Rover release
"Yes!...Loiter for a boat. I've been waiting for this for a long time.  A Big thank you to the devs!"
Dec 27, 2016
Flying Buddha commented on Kristaps Brass's blog post UgCS 2.9 Update 1 Is Now Live
"Im using UGCS with the Riegl RiCOPTER and the previous version allowed me to specify what to do when the battery was low, loss of GPS, loss of RF in each mission. Those options are now gone. Is there a way to select those options or is there a way…"
Sep 19, 2016
Flying Buddha replied to Jasfer's discussion Good Arduplane platform in the group ArduPlane User Group
"If you search the internet...you'll find hundreds of designs for foamboard planes. The flighttest versa blunt is big enough for your looking for. I found this guy's designs several years ago - FPVTrond check out his youtube…"
Aug 25, 2016
Bill Ernst replied to Flying Buddha's discussion Route "Untitled route" upload failed. Route not accepted. in the group UgCS
"A simpler route loaded, I'll have to take some time to find the upper limit Thanks for thy he great support"
Feb 21, 2016
Artūrs replied to Flying Buddha's discussion Route "Untitled route" upload failed. Route not accepted. in the group UgCS
"Bill, I see that You are still pushing the limits of that Ardupilot 2.5. If You really need to fly routes that long, I would strongly suggest You getting a Pixhawk. Anyway, to find the maximum amount of waypoints it can take, I would suggest You…"
Feb 18, 2016
Bill Ernst replied to Flying Buddha's discussion Route "Untitled route" upload failed. Route not accepted. in the group UgCS
"I reduced the number of waypoints/Segments to 21 as shown in the box above the lat long. However, after calculating the route, the display shows the last waypoint is #70 (when you hover you mouse over the last waypoint)(see file upload-fail.jpg. I…"
Feb 17, 2016
Artūrs replied to Flying Buddha's discussion Route "Untitled route" upload failed. Route not accepted. in the group UgCS
"Bill, We investigated the log and it seems You are trying to upload a large route, could be consisting of more than 100 waypoints. Please do try to upload a less complicated route (consisting of less waypoints and waypoint actions) and see if that…"
Feb 17, 2016
Artūrs replied to Flying Buddha's discussion Route "Untitled route" upload failed. Route not accepted. in the group UgCS
"Thanks Bill, Received and started investigation. Best regards, Artūrs"
Feb 17, 2016
Bill Ernst replied to Flying Buddha's discussion Route "Untitled route" upload failed. Route not accepted. in the group UgCS
"files sent to support."
Feb 14, 2016
Artūrs replied to Flying Buddha's discussion Route "Untitled route" upload failed. Route not accepted. in the group UgCS
"Hi Bill, Thanks for Your question and interest in our software! I have just tested mission upload from UgCS 2.8 to APM 2.5 running f.w. 3.2.1 and it did work. May I please ask You to send me one log file - C:\Users\~Your…"
Feb 12, 2016
Bill Ernst replied to Flying Buddha's discussion Route "Untitled route" upload failed. Route not accepted. in the group UgCS
"I've got the same issue, but I'm running the new Ugcs 2.8. So, if I understand you. For fw 3.2.1 upload is broke, and you don't recommend using Ugcs 2.7 with fw earlier the 3.2.1, and we should use 2.6. Will the projected fix also…"
Feb 11, 2016
Flying Buddha replied to Dan Jacob's discussion Adding a horizontal motor/prop to drive a quad in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I fly one of these for work, without the turbine of course. Its a Riegl RiCOPTER and it is made to carry a Lidar sustem. Just scale those are 30" props."
Feb 4, 2016
Artūrs replied to Flying Buddha's discussion "U[g]CS geoserver process stopped unexpectedly" in the group UgCS
"It seems that Flying Buddha has fixed the issue by installing UgCS on a different laptop. Unfortunately since we do not develop the VIsual C++ components ourselves and this is developed by Microsoft, we can not guarantee that the components will…"
Jan 8, 2016

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I am interested in aerial photography for mapping purposes.
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New Orleans

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Drones for tree trimming

Posted on April 2, 2015 at 10:49am 16 Comments

We've heard of many uses for drones, "Arborist" hasn't been one of them. The guys from Tested.com interview Jamie Hyneman (Mythbusters) and his attempt to use a DJI Inspire.

Aerial Drones Help Understand Oil Movement in Water

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

Playing tag with drones, researchers are able to study the movement of oil in offshore environments. They also give a crash course in the basics of photogrammetry and how the data was processed. 

More about the SCOPE experiment here: CARTHE

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