This discussion is a proposal towards an approach that allows an autonomous aircraft to detect sensor anomalies without duplicating sensors. I'm going to discuss this topic from the perspective of…Continue
Hi all,I use APM:Copter and the newer beta firmware to take advantage of geographical distance camera triggering. Did a test some days ago and it works. The downside is that this beta version seems…Continue
In the current mission planner I prepared a survey of a very small area. Soon as I had Home set and the mission was cleared, all the clicks and operations reset the zoom level to something the…Continue
In an effort to further professionalize the operation of drones, I was looking around for templates where I can log flight hours and model maintenance. I want to be able to turn over some documents that show flight hours, experience and that I'm serious about how maintenance and flights are executed. To interpret…Continue
I've spent a lot of time developing a workflow that allowed me to go from 3D point cloud data to a textured 3D model to serve as a modeling basis for games, visualizations, 3D printing and maquette work (CNC machines on foam). There were always annoying issues with software crashes, manual tweaks taking lots of time, too detailed models or models that had…Continue
This is a video demonstrating a possible workflow that may improve stitching results from a range of aerial photos. This particular technique does not preserve geometry nor creates a georeferenced image, so its intended use is for visual indication only. It should be useful for any image type, whether its orthophoto, NIR or infrablue.
1. Imports the…Continue
This is a compressed little story of an endurance test today with a new hexa multirotor. Some time ago I noticed a post from Ecosynth made here, which attracted my attention. It outlined the use of an octocopter with 30 minutes of flight time for the purposes of ecological analysis and 3D modeling. On the same website I found a concept design that someone specified for a…Continue