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ArduPlane 2.5 (& maybe 2.6) Steep Dive

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ger Harris Aug 29, 2012. 9 Replies

 

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About Me:
Founder at Event 38 Unmanned Systems. We build easy to use drones, sensors and a Drone Data Management System™. Former 3D Robotics & SpaceX Engineer. Follow me @mJeffTaylor
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
We build drones and offer post-processing services focused on mapping and remote sensing for agriculture, surveying, mining, research and ecological preservation.
Hometown:
Akron, Ohio

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Jeff Taylor commented on Patrick Meier's blog post Sign Up for the WeRobotics Roster!
"WeRobotics has their hand in all of the most interesting drone projects I've seen e.g. dropping mosquitoes, drone delivery, disaster relief and all in exotic (and difficult) locations. Good challenge for anyone up to the test."
Jun 14
Jeff Taylor commented on Jeff Taylor's blog post Free Geotag Utility for Smart Tagging from .tlogs
"Thanks! The tlog is just much more conveniently accessible."
Jun 8

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Hein du Plessis commented on Jeff Taylor's blog post Free Geotag Utility for Smart Tagging from .tlogs
"Wonderful, just a question, why use the telemetry log and not the data flash log?"
Jun 8
ECODRONES commented on Jeff Taylor's blog post Free Geotag Utility for Smart Tagging from .tlogs
"Great news, Jeff. Congratulations!"
Jun 7
Jeff Taylor posted a blog post

Free Geotag Utility for Smart Tagging from .tlogs

The latest version of the Event 38 geotagging utility is now available for download and as always, it is available to the wider DIY Drones community. It’s compatible with standard MAVLink telemetry logs. If you’re using telemetry logs to geotag your images and find that the number of CAM messages doesn’t always match the number of…See More
Jun 7
Jeff Taylor commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Movidius neural network USB stick plugs into almost anything
"This could be really cool, definitely going to apply for a developer unit."
Feb 28
Jeff Taylor commented on Emlid's blog post Event38 integrates Emlid Reach and starts providing ready-to-go PPK mapping solution.
"We pull out a feedback wire from inside the QX1 for shutter syncing."
Feb 24
Jeff Taylor commented on Emlid's blog post Event38 integrates Emlid Reach and starts providing ready-to-go PPK mapping solution.
"We found there was definitely an offset of some size without the survey grade GPS, but didn't make comparisons day over day to see how much it moved. We haven't tried anything with PPP yet either."
Feb 23
Jeff Taylor commented on Emlid's blog post Event38 integrates Emlid Reach and starts providing ready-to-go PPK mapping solution.
"Thanks for posting this Dmitriy, we have been very impressed by the Emlid Reach radios so far!"
Feb 22
Jeff Taylor commented on Patrick Meier's blog post Videos: Cargo Drones Deliver in the Amazon Rainforest
"It's amazing to see the level of organization and collaboration that went into this demo, great work and good luck on future trials!"
Feb 13
Jeff Taylor commented on Patrick Meier's blog post First Ever Cargo Drone Deliveries in Amazon Rainforest
"This is pretty amazing! There's no doubt deploying drones for long distance flights in the jungle is always a challenge. Congratulations on a well deserved success! Let me know if I can be of any help in future efforts."
Dec 22, 2016
Jeff Taylor commented on Dmitriy Ershov's blog post Event 38 starts Reach RTK equipped mapping drones delivery
"I think it's still being sold in Asia. The inventory for digital cameras tends to stick around for a while even after the camera is dropped, in my experience."
Dec 2, 2016
Jeff Taylor commented on Dmitriy Ershov's blog post Event 38 starts Reach RTK equipped mapping drones delivery
"Thanks for posting, Dmitriy. This was just a first attempt with a lower resolution camera. We have it working now with the Sony QX-1 too. We're still putting together a case study, and working with some customers to get them upgraded but we…"
Dec 1, 2016
Jeff Taylor commented on Jordi Muñoz's blog post [mRo] The new DIY store
"This is great news, Jordi! I'm excited to see all the projects you've got going on."
Nov 30, 2016
Jeff Taylor replied to Dennis Wynne's discussion Help Please on type of equipment I need for a project involving finding old homesteads
"Dennis, The type of imagery they're talking about is likely thermal IR rather than near infrared (NIR). I know some people who have used it for archaeological purposes but I'm not sure if compacted soil would stay compacted for 100+ years.…"
Oct 19, 2016
Bill Isenberger commented on Jeff Taylor's blog post APM to CHDK Camera Link Tutorial
"It is working fine for me. I would read through the instructions again and make sure you have everything setup as described. I use the script E38_APM.bas provided by the link."
Aug 29, 2016

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Free Geotag Utility for Smart Tagging from .tlogs

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 8:46am 3 Comments

The latest version of the Event 38 geotagging utility is now available for download and as always, it is available to the wider DIY Drones community. It’s compatible with standard MAVLink telemetry logs. If you’re using telemetry logs to geotag your images and find that the number of CAM messages doesn’t…

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Process Maps, NDVI and 3d Models for Free

Posted on March 9, 2016 at 9:36am 14 Comments

With the Drone Data Management System™ officially out of beta testing, I thought it would be helpful to go through and show new users how they can still use it to process orthomosaics, NDVI maps and 3d models with…

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APM to CHDK Camera Link Tutorial

Posted on January 20, 2016 at 2:44pm 76 Comments

[Edit 12/31/2015: Note for Pixhawk users that Canon cameras require a 5V pulse to trigger so a voltage step-up from Pixhawk's 3.3V output is required. See compatible cable and link to more instructions here.]

ArduPilot Camera Tie-In Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to get your CHDK-enabled camera connected to your ArduPilot Mega (APM) without buying any extra hardware or decoding PWM outputs.…

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Introducing the E386 Mapping Drone

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 1:00pm 23 Comments

Our goal at Event 38 is to build products that make aerial data collection for mapping as easy as possible. For a while now, our team has been focused on creating a better autonomous landing solution. At the moment,…

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Drone Data Management System™ Public Beta

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 10:12am 18 Comments

Since 2011, Event 38 has built a reputation as a business focused drone and sensor provider. We’ve been very fortunate to work with some of the most innovative drone operators in the world, and we’re really proud of what our customers have accomplished. There’s always been a missing piece of the puzzle though.…

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Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 12:37pm on September 18, 2013, Juliano Pereira Costa said…

Dear, good afternoon.

I bought the Skywalker E382 and I need your help.
Read all information http://event38.wikispaces.com page and follow the manual configuration.
I'm having trouble configuring Dragonlink 2 Long Range (433Mhz) UHF Tx and Rx System and RFD900 Radio Modems (900Mhz).
My setup for Skywalker E382 is as follows:
Skywalker E382 168mm.
ArduPilot Mega 2.6 Set (external compass).
Turnigy 9X 9cH (2.4Ghz) Transmitter w / Module & 8ch Receiver (Mode 2) (v2 Firmware).
My question is:
Do you have a manual, tutorial or video of equipment configuration? The frequencies of the equipment are correct? Do you have manual, tutorial or video installation of radio base station ground? Which types of antennas you use for radio base station ground?

Thank you.

Sincerely

Juliano Costa.

At 3:03pm on March 19, 2015, Mark Williams said…

Hey Jeff. You wanted to chat classification algorithms?

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