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Format of Waypoint Files From Missionplanner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Papenhagen Dec 12, 2015. 2 Replies

HiI have looked at the Text Files that Missionplanner creates and there are some columns that do not make sense to me. Does anybody here know what each column of data represents and the codes that…Continue

3DR to Stop Selling Pixhawk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raph Jul 7, 2016. 2 Replies

Hi AllI got a very disturbing email from a local Distributor (South Africa) about 3DR stopping to sell any Pixhawk related products until such time that their stocks have been depleted, where after…Continue

Reach/Piksi

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan Diaz Oct 3, 2016. 8 Replies

HiIs there anybody that had any success with the Reach or Piksi GPS system? We want to eliminate the requirements of Ground Control Points when doing Aerial Topographical Surveying.RegardsMichaelContinue

Ground Control Points

Started Aug 27, 2015 0 Replies

I wonder if anybody can help me please. I have put down GCP's over an area that I want to do an Aerial Survey off. These Points are all clearly marked and they have been fixed using a GPS Base…Continue

 

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Juan Diaz replied to Michael Papenhagen's discussion Reach/Piksi
"I bought an EMLID Reach Kit. Here is my experience so far. Integration with Pixhawk is good. It does require some configuration and understanding how the system and differential positioning works. It took me a lot of reading through the forum and…"
Oct 3, 2016
AJ152 replied to Michael Papenhagen's discussion Reach/Piksi
"Hi  Michael, Were you able to test the C94-M8P boards (with the M8P chip)?, I'm wondering if I can connect those boards to Pixhawk for RTK"
Aug 10, 2016
Raph replied to Michael Papenhagen's discussion 3DR to Stop Selling Pixhawk
"Hi Thomas, any updates on this? very sad to be forced to buy lower quality clones :|"
Jul 7, 2016
Michael Papenhagen commented on Tiaan Roux's blog post ALTI Transition 6 hour VTOL cargo lifter
"Hi Duran Remember me....I brought one of your first Quads! Duran congrats on this Plane....please forward me more info and prices to info@aerialpix.co.za. Kind Regards Michael"
Jun 11, 2016
Michael Papenhagen commented on Tiaan Roux's blog post ALTI Transition 6 hour VTOL cargo lifter
Jun 11, 2016
Michael Papenhagen commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post Procyon Helicopter Demonstrates 1 Hour Flight with 1KG Payload
"Hi, your link does not seem to work. Regards Michael"
Apr 19, 2016
Michael Papenhagen commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post NOVAerial Robotics Ground Control Station
"I agree with Antonie.....it's very impressive, but like he said, the Nissan is an issue. I would have preferred to have seen a Ford Ranger there!"
Mar 28, 2016
Michael Papenhagen commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Hi Thomas Have a look at "x-uav.cn".....that is where they advertise the new Talon Max. Regards Michael"
Mar 26, 2016
Michael Papenhagen commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Hi I have had a look at the new Talon Max and at $2300.00 it is very expensive for an empty shell! Any comments?"
Mar 25, 2016
Michael Papenhagen commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post NOVAerial Robotics Ground Control Station
"Hi Rob, thanks for sharing it with us. This seems to be a better option than a Panel Van. What are your floor dimensions?"
Mar 25, 2016
Beryl replied to Michael Papenhagen's discussion Reach/Piksi
"Glad I could help. There's a very good reason why there are no demonstration videos on Emlid's site or Youtube of a roving Reach - No one has done it yet.   Not saying the algorithms in rtklib can't be improved or whatever…"
Mar 20, 2016
Michael Papenhagen replied to Michael Papenhagen's discussion Reach/Piksi
"Hi Beryl Thank you very much for clearing that up for me. We are in the process of building up an Aerial Surveying Company, which is hard work and expensive and it pi...s me off when Companies advertise products which they know do not work as they…"
Mar 19, 2016
Beryl replied to Michael Papenhagen's discussion Reach/Piksi
"Hi Michael. I have purchased Reach.  It gets a lock maybe 1% of the time while stationary.   Not practical at all for any sort of uav / rover.  Quite disappointing with false advertising.  I even used survey grade antennas…"
Mar 18, 2016
Michael Papenhagen commented on Thorsten's blog post Announcing Mavis
"Thorsten......where are you??????"
Feb 20, 2016
Michael Papenhagen commented on Thorsten's blog post Announcing Mavis
"Hi Thorsten I know it is a weekend, but any progress on the possibility of having a Trail version? We are flying 2 Quarries and one farm next week and would really like to have a copy of your Software to evaluate. Regards Michael"
Feb 20, 2016
Michael Papenhagen commented on Thorsten's blog post Announcing Mavis
"Hi Thorsten We would really like to have a trail version of your program to evaluate it against our completed Projects where we used GCP and also to compare it to Photoscan and Pix4D. At that price we will buy a couple of programs! Regards Michael"
Feb 18, 2016

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