Ronald Pandolfi
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Routers for Mission Planner Tracker

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I have been experimenting with various routers for a 5GHz Mission Planner tracker. Most have only built in antenna. ROQOS makes a router for just this application with two SMA connectors for external…Continue

 

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Ronald Pandolfi commented on Ronald Pandolfi's blog post Installing APM Planner 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04LTS
"This is a rather old script. Since then the installation of APM Planner 2.0 in most Linux flavors has been simplified. Try installing using thttp://ardupilot.org/planner2/docs/installation-for-linux.html#installation-for-linux"
Jul 28
HawkEye UAS commented on Ronald Pandolfi's blog post Installing APM Planner 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04LTS
"Hi, I was running the script provided and it execuited flawlessly until this point: (Reading database ... 268888 files and directories currently installed.)Preparing to unpack apmplanner.deb ...Unpacking apmplanner2 (2.0.15-7-gd94637c) ...dpkg:…"
Jul 28
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Richard Morrissey's discussion Building a Drone for ecology work.
"When we are thinking of taking on a new challenge, we often engage in a fact finding mission. You could do the same by joining one of our teams in operating drones for conservation or counter poaching."
Jul 27
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Richard Morrissey's discussion Building a Drone for ecology work.
"At Kashmir World Foundation, we help people design, build, operate, and maintain drones for ecology, conservation, and counter poaching applications. You will have a drone that you can customize and optimize for your application."
Jul 20
Ronald Pandolfi posted a discussion

Routers for Mission Planner Tracker

I have been experimenting with various routers for a 5GHz Mission Planner tracker. Most have only built in antenna. ROQOS makes a router for just this application with two SMA connectors for external antenna.See More
Mar 3
Ronald Pandolfi posted a status
"Testing WiFi Routers for ease and quality of 5GHz links to aircraft and discovered the ROQOS to be extremely capable with external antenna."
Mar 3
Ronald Pandolfi posted a status
"Is there a simple device for reading PWM output?"
Feb 24
Ronald Pandolfi commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post How to setup a Mission Planner HD-Video HUD using GStreamer and Mission Planner plugins
"Only way I know how to make it work is if you have an IP address and Port for the stream. Then use this form:  http://10.0.0.39:9090/stream/video.mjpeg Once nice thing about the uv4l streaming server is several people or computers can monitor…"
Feb 13
Ronald Pandolfi commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post How to setup a Mission Planner HD-Video HUD using GStreamer and Mission Planner plugins
"Streaming Video from Raspicam to web using UV4L Driver   Step 1: Material - Raspberry Pi or Odroid-W Running Raspbian - Raspicam - Router - Ethernet Cable or wireless usb card - Windows Computer - USB Keyboard and Mouse - HDMI…"
Feb 12
Ronald Pandolfi commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post How to setup a Mission Planner HD-Video HUD using GStreamer and Mission Planner plugins
"There are many options for streaming video in the native Mission Planner. We set up a Raspberry Pi as uv4l streaming server onboard the aircraft. You can view/save the stream on your GCS via VLC Player, in Mission Planner, over any Android device,…"
Feb 12
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Andreas Bruun Okholm's discussion 3DR Telemetry - always Bootloader
"Thanks for including the photo. If you can send the photo to Andy Vo at Thanksbuyer (thanksbuyer@aol.com) he will attempt to negotiate a fix with the manufacturer. These radios have been shipped all over the world in 433 and 915 MHz variants, and…"
Feb 4
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Andreas Bruun Okholm's discussion 3DR Telemetry - always Bootloader
"Hi Dmitry.  If you study the telemetry radio you will find it is designed such that "you can force bootloader mode by shorting the CTS and GROUND pins on the radio while powering on." The problem with this radio is that CTS is…"
Jan 26
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Andreas Bruun Okholm's discussion 3DR Telemetry - always Bootloader
"I resolved the problem. The radios have an error in the PCB causing CTS to pull low on boot from the 4-pin picoblade connector.. If you pull the plastic housing off and pry off the metal can, you can access the UART chip. Identify the CTS and cut…"
Jan 12
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Andreas Bruun Okholm's discussion 3DR Telemetry - always Bootloader
"Thanks for the update. I will take one apart and look at the 4 pins. "
Jan 10
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Andreas Bruun Okholm's discussion 3DR Telemetry - always Bootloader
"Hi Andreas. From the photo it looks like you have a Pixracer set from Thanksbuyer. The set comes with a pair of telemetry radios with 4-pin connectors. The radios seem to work when connected via USB, but they go into bootloader mode (solid red) when…"
Jan 10
Ronald Pandolfi posted a status
"Has the Mission Planner GPS-based antenna tracker been removed from the current version of Mission Planner?"
Oct 4, 2016

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About Me:
Director of Technology Assisted Counter Poaching Network, a division of Kashmir World 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 3 Comments

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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