Philip Giacalone
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Philip Giacalone commented on Ben Levitt's blog post April Fool's joke made real
"That's an cool experiment, Ben!  "
Apr 1
Philip Giacalone replied to Justin Schroeder's discussion 3drobotics: False representation of product availability - 3 weeks later
"Can someone from 3DR please explain why the APM 2.6 Set is currently experiencing long shipping delays? Also, when will these delays be resolved? I'm specifically referring to this product. Thank…"
Sep 17, 2013
Philip Giacalone left a comment for Phil Giacalone
"Thanks for the link, John. It looks like the number of downloads is very small so it's difficult to get a sense of its maturity. Do you have any direct experience with this or do you know of anyone that has used it? "
Jun 16, 2013
Philip Giacalone commented on Pat Hickey's blog post New Demo of Mavelous, the mobile Mavlink GCS
"Hi all, Mavelous was setup today with a UDB4/MatrixPilot, xbee radios, and an XPlane simulator running a HiLSIM. Here is a video showing the setup, simulated flight, and real time Mavelous…"
Nov 7, 2012
Philip Giacalone commented on Pat Hickey's blog post New Demo of Mavelous, the mobile Mavlink GCS
"Thanks for your help, John. Mavelous is now running now on my MacBook. It's connected to the UDB4 running MatrixPilot 3.3. Here's a short video showing the setup and operation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEIvvHs6G3c Thanks for…"
Nov 6, 2012
Philip Giacalone commented on Pat Hickey's blog post New Demo of Mavelous, the mobile Mavlink GCS
"Hi John, I could use some help overcoming a problem running mavproxy. After following the instructions posted here... https://github.com/wiseman/mavelous ...I get the following error. bash-3.2$ python mavproxy.py --master=/dev/ttyUSB0…"
Nov 1, 2012
Philip Giacalone replied to Zachary Eldridge's discussion Who wants a Iphone App used as a ground station with Mavlink?
"Yes, cool idea. I'd be interested in beta testing."
Jul 4, 2012
Philip Giacalone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Announcing T-3, Round 3: The Reliability Round
"@Chris and Robert -- Right, thanks. That's a new and interesting challenge for me, since I've only used a video camera, to date."
Apr 4, 2012
Philip Giacalone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Announcing T-3, Round 3: The Reliability Round
"An interesting idea and challenge. Question, though... Does this require the use of a still image camera that is triggered in flight, or is it ok to use a video camera pointed down and then extract the single frames after the flight(s)? "
Apr 4, 2012
Philip Giacalone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Announcing T3-2, Round Two: the autotakeoff and landing round
"@Colin, @Pete, @Chris, I too sent a PM about store credit but got no answer."
Mar 20, 2012
Philip Giacalone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Announcing T3-2, Round Two: the autotakeoff and landing round
"Great decision, Gary! Congrats, guys. It was a pleasure virtual flying with ya... Gotta say it... This community is just awesome..."
Mar 8, 2012
Philip Giacalone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Announcing T3-2, Round Two: the autotakeoff and landing round
"Very nice entry, Colin. I like the telemetry plots, too. "
Mar 4, 2012
Philip Giacalone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Announcing T3-2, Round Two: the autotakeoff and landing round
"Congrats, Pete!!! That was a sweet flight over a beautiful area. A nice close up of some very pretty trees. And a great nice landing only ten meters from the launch spot -- nice! And thanks for the little plug in the video's credits. That was a…"
Mar 3, 2012
Philip Giacalone commented on Riccardo Kuebler's blog post Proxima II ! My most complex UDB4 plane. A tribute to Bill Premerlani
"That's an amazing aircraft, Ric! And a beautiful tribute, too. Congrats! "
Mar 3, 2012
Philip Giacalone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Restarting the T3 Contest: Now with copters!
"Hi all, Here is my first T3 entry. This was the flight of a modified Dynam HawkSky piloted by the UDB4. Total time was 47 seconds on the first lap. Here is an image showing all 7 laps flown that morning and demonstrating the UDB's excellent…"
Dec 6, 2011
Philip Giacalone replied to Justin's discussion Problem with 900 Xbee Module
"Hi,   I'm getting the same error with the diydrones xbee 900 telemetry kit. The X-CTU program reports "unable to communicate with modem" when trying to communicate via the xbee USB dongle.   Any advice on how to fix…"
Jul 11, 2011

Philip Giacalone's Blog

Introduction and UDB mode switching question

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 2:28am 14 Comments

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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