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Which MAVLink messages to use to get the most accurate position and attitude data

Started Aug 14 0 Replies

A project I'm working needs to get the most accurate values of aircraft position and attitude. We're looking to obtain updated values at 50 to 100Hz from the APM IMU. Which MAVLink message or…Continue

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Which MAVLink messages to use to get the most accurate position and attitude data

A project I'm working needs to get the most accurate values of aircraft position and attitude. We're looking to obtain updated values at 50 to 100Hz from the APM IMU. Which MAVLink message or messages are best to use for this? See More
Aug 14
Philip Giacalone commented on Timothy Clemans's blog post Drone seized by police at Los Angeles park
"Regulations are coming. The growing number of idiots like this guy make it inevitable. "
Aug 12
Philip Giacalone commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post First UAV Near Miss with Ag Aircraft Reported in Pacific Northwest
"I agree with everyone here that puts the blame on the UAV operator. Real aircraft and human lives will always take precedence over UAV operations. And rightfully so.  Seems to me that this hobby is headed for big trouble. And for more…"
Jul 25
Philip Giacalone replied to Elios's discussion Elevation Graph for more than 70KM
"Ok, good luck. Interested in hearing how it all works out. "
Jul 2
Philip Giacalone replied to Elios's discussion Elevation Graph for more than 70KM
"Carefully check the flight regulations in your area. Likely your proposed flight is illegal. If so, do not do it. Follow the rules and regulations.  Fly safely. "
Jul 2
Philip Giacalone replied to Elios's discussion Elevation Graph for more than 70KM
"Elie - What you are proposing is a dangerous (and likely illegal) flight. Do NOT do it. Keep your aircraft within visual line of sight. "
Jul 2
Philip Giacalone commented on Alex Wong's blog post DJI Phantom flies through fireworks and over crowd. Brave or Foolish?
"@Alex - I agree that the removal of that video from youtube was a very good thing. Your proactive post here, and the negative responses of this community, are to be congratulated.  Regarding public perception of drones, we've got a long…"
Jun 30
Philip Giacalone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Wall Street Journal: "Drone Dogfight: Big Defense Firms vs The Techies"
"@Aaron -- Right now, the FAA is being distracted by the growing air safety risks from hobby aircraft. They are being forced to react and are in the process of making #3 happen, imo. Crazy hobby pilots are providing the hard evidence they'll…"
Jun 30
Philip Giacalone commented on Alex Wong's blog post DJI Phantom flies through fireworks and over crowd. Brave or Foolish?
"Commercial users will continue to look out for themselves and will distance themselves from the hobbyists. To do otherwise would be self-defeating.  Commercial users will be trained and licensed and will have strong financial incentives to fly…"
Jun 30
Philip Giacalone commented on Alex Wong's blog post DJI Phantom flies through fireworks and over crowd. Brave or Foolish?
"Has anyone else noticed the complete silence on this issue from the founders of DIYDrones/3DRobotics? Where are they and why don't they join us here in expressing the same concerns? It's encouraging that WE have reached a broad consensus…"
Jun 30
Philip Giacalone commented on Alex Wong's blog post DJI Phantom flies through fireworks and over crowd. Brave or Foolish?
"@Gary - I like your site. It's a great collection of useful information. On the topic of safety, what do you think about adding a prominent 'Flight Safety' link that leads to information about rules and safely? I didn't see one…"
Jun 29
Philip Giacalone commented on Alex Wong's blog post DJI Phantom flies through fireworks and over crowd. Brave or Foolish?
"It does seem that it's past time for the hobby drone community to get more organized around safety. As you say, we need an effort to turn-around the growing problem of crazy hobby pilots causing safety issues. Education and communication…"
Jun 29
Philip Giacalone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post A newbie's guide to UAVs
"Great job, Morli. Thanks for making those 'Flight Safety' additions! "
Jun 29
Philip Giacalone commented on Alex Wong's blog post DJI Phantom flies through fireworks and over crowd. Brave or Foolish?
"@Alex - You're right about having to educate the new pilots that are pouring into the hobby. That's going to be the key. There's no need to badger them. But we do need to be consistent and firm when we educate them about safety and…"
Jun 29
Philip Giacalone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Wall Street Journal: "Drone Dogfight: Big Defense Firms vs The Techies"
"The present and the future in a nutshell:  1) Military drones - Already a huge, profitable business 2) Commercial drones - Soon to be a huge and profitable business. For licensed professionals only. 3) Hobby drones - Much of the enabling…"
Jun 29
Philip Giacalone commented on Alex Wong's blog post DJI Phantom flys through Fire Works and over crowd. Brave or Foolish?
"These kinds of foolish and dangerous flights are happening far too often. I hate to say it, but this hobby appears to be on a path towards self-destruction due to necessary government regulation. With thousands of new drone owners rapidly joining…"
Jun 29

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Washington Post investigation - When drones fall from the sky

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An interesting investigation into 400 crashes by military drones:

More than 400 large U.S. military drones have crashed in major…

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Hello,



I've been silently following the progress of the UAV Dev Board team for a while now, and want to congratulate Bill Premerlani and his great team for their amazing accomplishments.



This is my first posting, so please let me introduce myself. I'm relatively new to RC flying, and have very little experience with micro programming, but do have some background in aerospace and software engineering. Anyway, after crashing a few planes, it's exciting to see that such a… Continue

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