Ronald Pandolfi
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Ronald Pandolfi replied to Tony Kenward's discussion new APM flavor released: APM Mini Pro
Jan 26
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Tony Kenward's discussion new APM flavor released: APM Mini Pro
"I can think of no disadvantages of the Mini APM Pro as compared with the APM 2.6. The relevant comparison is with the APM 2.8, a much improved flight controller as compared with the APM 2.6. The Mini APM Pro is much like the APM 2.8, but in a better…"
Jan 25
Ronald Pandolfi commented on Scott James's photo
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"If you have this in CAD, I would like to print one."
Jan 23
Ronald Pandolfi posted a status
"Can someone please explain what happens when a connection request via 3dr radio initiates and why it fails ~10% of the time?"
Jan 23
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Tony Kenward's discussion new APM flavor released: APM Mini Pro
"Great! The Mini APM Pro is a big upgrade from the APM 2.8. It also provides a simple path for upgrading to the PixMini. One thing to watch for is the PPM encoder. The Mini APM Pro ships with an old encoder. You should update the firmware on the…"
Jan 18
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Tony Kenward's discussion new APM flavor released: APM Mini Pro
"If you have solid light on your RFD900, you Ground and 5V connections are correct. You may have your RX and TX reversed. Take a close look at the red light when you attempt to connect to your Mini APM Pro. If the flashing becomes rapid, then you…"
Jan 18
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Tony Kenward's discussion new APM flavor released: APM Mini Pro
"Depending on where you purchased your Mini APM Pro, the pins on the dupont connector might not be correct. Check the pins coming from the radio to the dupont connector. If you made the cable yourself, check that you did not reverse the RX and TX.…"
Jan 18
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Tony Kenward's discussion new APM flavor released: APM Mini Pro
"Radio Failsafe and PPM Encoder.  We have integrated hundreds of these in Quad and Hexa Copters with great results, One problem we often encounter is with the PPM Encoder not running current firmware. With older firmware the PPM Encoder does not…"
Nov 23, 2015
Ronald Pandolfi posted a status
"We are preparing for rescue mission in Nepal and need cold weather batteries. Any suggestions for would be much appreciated."
Nov 12, 2015
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Bob Burrington's discussion Component parts for 3d printed drones? in the group 3D Printing Drone Parts
"Hi Bob, Check out www.KashmirWorldFoundation.org Thanks, Ron"
Nov 12, 2015
Ronald Pandolfi commented on Justin M's blog post FLIR introduce new thermal camera Vue Pro
"This is a great improvement over the older FLIR Vue. We had to plug the analog output into a video capture card and then into a DVR. That was a lot of extra equipment to carry, and the imagery was degraded."
Sep 9, 2015
Ronald Pandolfi posted a status
"Why do some versions of firmware on some versions of flight controllers conflict with some telemetry radios?"
Sep 9, 2015
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Tim's discussion Apm mini pro compass problems
"I you are using the correct cables and plugging in the correct (i2c) port, the only problem I have seen in over 200 builds is with the cable not fully inserted. (There is no need to disable the internal compass.) This link…"
Aug 30, 2015
Ronald Pandolfi posted a status
"I have not been able to get pwm signals from the aux outputs on the mini Pixhawk (PixMini). Has anyone solved this?"
Aug 30, 2015
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"These and other CAD files are available, but only to interns with Kashmir World Foundation. You can apply at http://www.kashmirworldfoundation.org/#!interns/cv4i and also send a note to Princess Aliyah via…"
May 2, 2015
Ronald Pandolfi replied to matt wollam's discussion Long Endurance
"On your budget the best option would be to purchase a well designed composite powered glider from the former East Block. Look closely at the Supra and related air frames http://www.kennedycomposites.com/suprapro.htm Up can purchase fiberglass…"
Feb 22, 2015

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About Me:
Director of Technology Assisted Counter Poaching Network, a division of Al-Kareem Foundation.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Interested in using UAVs for protecting endangered species.
Hometown:
Great Falls, VA

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Installing APM Planner 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04LTS

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

DaVinci Challenge

As instructional materials designer for the DaVinci Challenge, I need to provide clear and concise guidance on all aspects of building and operating drones including preparing ground control systems. With Microsoft as a sponsor of the DaVinci Challenge, I usually start by encouraging installing Mission Planner or APM Planner 2.0 on Windows, despite the difficult of installing unsigned…

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Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

The Wells Fargo Bank of Great Falls honored Princess Aliyah with a Community Partner Grant for her efforts in bringing the world together in a Challenge to save rhinos from extinction. Princess Aliyah is CEO of Kashmir…
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