Map Calibration using Affine techniques -Has anyone out there done any work on map calibration using 3 or more known points on a paper scanned map, or a Google Earth map? As you know, you cannot use…Continue
I posted a blog on a Ball turret Gimbal design and build It appeared in DIYDrones with only 2 of the nine photos, and the text all garbled in between!! The preview before posting it was fine .Was…Continue
Good Day all,I have been spending a lot of time analyzing many different aerofoil profiles to optimize said profiles for a very specific flight regime. If there are any experts with good knowledge on…Continue
Hi Chris, maybe Bill (P) and other sensor boffins..Is there any temperature compensation and sensor orthogonality offset ( measured on a rate table maybe) done on the APM series autopilots? Has any…Continue
We have developed a version of the SurVoyeur mk-II, the 'c' version, which has a new nose housing a gimballed, stablized EO and IR camera combination.
This gimbal houses the FLIR QUARK 640 X 512 pixel Thermal camera, fitted with a shutter to enable flat field correction, and also…Continue
Gabriel Shatumbu, A qualified Pilot, receives his competency certification for the SurVoyeur mk-II UAS .
Etosha National Park in Northen Namiba received their first Wide Horizons SurVoyeur mk-II UAS yesterday. The Pilot completed his training on Friday. The system consists of the 2.6meter wingspan SurVoyeur mk-II aircraft , stabilized steerable Infra-Red gimballed camera ( FLIR TAU-2) and an 18mpixel stills camera also with video…Continue
How have the Mission Planner Developers managed to get around the Restrictions laid down by Google Earth regarding the use of Google Earth/Maps imagery and geo data for the Mission Planner software?…Continue
How we do pre-flight safety and validity checks prior to beginning autonomous flight:
I must admit I was a little flabbergasted at the realization that most of the 'autonomous' flights reported here are in fact relatively 'blind' - I was really under the impression that the 'check-list' concept that…Continue