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Making a flight route with manual flying and then having re-fly that route in auto mode

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Boland Mar 21, 2013. 6 Replies

I am working on a project for surveying oyster beds for a local oyster company. I need to be able to have a flight plan using GPS to fly over the beds and take pictures. However, google maps GPS data…Continue

Surveying long line beds for a local Oyster Company.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taylor Cox Mar 21, 2013. 12 Replies

Recently I have been talking with a guy from my home town who owns a local oyster company. Every couple weeks/month he has his workers boat out to the oyster beds during low tide and they are patches…Continue

Full ArduCopter Setup With APM 2.0 Purple Board + Many Extras (Excepting offers for the package)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taylor Cox Sep 8, 2012. 3 Replies

Ebay auction is currently live>>…Continue

APM with ATmega1280 fully soldered and ready to go for sale $45 including shipping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aurelio R. Ramos May 7, 2013. 1 Reply

If anyone is interested I'm open to offers, just leave a post or send me a PM. Thanks.Continue

 

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Taylor Cox commented on Marius van Rijnsoever's blog post Ostrich Quadcopter
"@Darrell....So what's the difference between these and Taxidermy hanging in a house? You must be a tree huger from Seattle huh?"
Aug 2, 2013
Aurelio R. Ramos replied to Taylor Cox's discussion APM with ATmega1280 fully soldered and ready to go for sale $45 including shipping
"Did you ever sell the ATmega1280, I have one for sale as well and I was wondering what, if anything can I do with it (I know arducopter's latest version requires more code space)"
May 7, 2013
Taylor Cox commented on Krzysztof Bosak's blog post Secrets of Photomapping by Krzysztof Bosak has heen brought up-to date.
"Is there an online website for the airframe and setup that is used in this document?"
Mar 22, 2013
Mike Boland replied to Taylor Cox's discussion Making a flight route with manual flying and then having re-fly that route in auto mode
"If you explore the mission planner section there are a number of automated flight path routines, one of which is a phot0 grid. Define the area, it asks for some parameters and automatically creates a grid of waypoints to cover the area."
Mar 21, 2013
Taylor Cox replied to Taylor Cox's discussion Making a flight route with manual flying and then having re-fly that route in auto mode
"I wouldn't necessarily need the exact flight path to be recorded with GPS coordinates at every point of the flight path. Basically I just need to have it fly in the lawnmower pattern over the 20 acres and then have it be able to repeat that…"
Mar 21, 2013
Taylor Cox replied to Taylor Cox's discussion Surveying long line beds for a local Oyster Company.
"Well thank you for taking the time to do that, the results do look good!. Now my only other concern would be how to have like 10 linear images like this and then connecting them into one large rectangular image of the whole oyster bed area."
Mar 21, 2013
Stephen R Mann replied to Taylor Cox's discussion Surveying long line beds for a local Oyster Company.
"vReveal worked even better than I anticipated.I attached my GoPro2 to my car and drove down the block at about 10 MPH. The drive lasted about 30-seconds and covered a couple of thousand feet. When I used vReveal (demo mode) to make a panorama image,…"
Mar 21, 2013
Mike Boland replied to Taylor Cox's discussion Making a flight route with manual flying and then having re-fly that route in auto mode
"What you are seeking is already there, you just trip CH7 at each waypoint you want recorded. The missions can only be set by vector points ie: waypoints, and the APM tracks between them, with or without additional commands for other functions. If…"
Mar 21, 2013
JP replied to Taylor Cox's discussion Surveying long line beds for a local Oyster Company.
"The Canon Powershot sx230 or elph 300 modified by maxmax.com is pretty nice!"
Mar 21, 2013
Taylor Cox replied to Taylor Cox's discussion Surveying long line beds for a local Oyster Company.
"I am definitely not dead set on using a GoPro. I might be looking into near infrared cameras because it may be able to pick up the growth patters of the oysters better. What cameras would you recommend for photomapping?"
Mar 21, 2013
Andrew Chapman replied to Taylor Cox's discussion Making a flight route with manual flying and then having re-fly that route in auto mode
"To be able to save the current position as a waypoint, yes. What I'd love to see is a full record+playback mode, so I can do certain aerial photography missions with one operator instead of two: fly once at the pilot, then fly again in…"
Mar 21, 2013
Stephen R Mann replied to Taylor Cox's discussion Surveying long line beds for a local Oyster Company.
"I've never tried autoland. Later today I may try something using VReveal.  I will attach my GoPro to the car (shooting sideways) and drive down the street.  If I am right, I will have a single panoramic image of a few blocks.…"
Mar 21, 2013
JP replied to Taylor Cox's discussion Surveying long line beds for a local Oyster Company.
"You may want to reconsider using a Go Pro.. they are not the best for photogrammetry and mapping. "
Mar 21, 2013
Taylor Cox replied to Taylor Cox's discussion Surveying long line beds for a local Oyster Company.
"Well the VReveal Pro thing sounds awesome because if I could just have a video converted to a still image that would mean I wouldn't have to have pictures that need to be overlapped, triggered at the right time, etc.  But for the accuracy…"
Mar 20, 2013
Stephen R Mann replied to Taylor Cox's discussion Surveying long line beds for a local Oyster Company.
"It depends on the stitching software you use.  An interesting one is VReveal Pro, which takes a video file and makes a still panorama.  It might be interesting to see what it does to a video looking straight down.  I will add that to…"
Mar 20, 2013
Taylor Cox replied to Taylor Cox's discussion Making a flight route with manual flying and then having re-fly that route in auto mode
"Found it thank you."
Mar 20, 2013

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Gopro.com>>> Full HD super widescreen camera that is mountable just about anywhere

Posted on September 5, 2010 at 11:37pm 37 Comments

These camera's are $299, full widescreen HD, 2 hours of battery life. They come with a waterproof casing and are very resistant to shock. Combined with a 16Gb SD card, you can shoot about 4 hours of video. My brother works in LA and he just bought a few of these for a documentary he is going on oyster farming. He has some pretty impressive vids of dredging for the oyster bags under water. I think this would be a perfect addition to arduCopter.
Here are all the details and…
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My Dynam Hawk Sky power plant upgrade>>>>>>>>

Posted on July 10, 2010 at 11:52pm 9 Comments

I recently have had very bad luck with my dynam hawk sky as you can see by the amount of gorilla glue and duct tape. So far I have sliced the wing off by running into a field goal post at a football field, hit trees twice, and ran it full speed onto the top of the roof of my local high school...but glue and tape can solve anything :)...with the extra weight from the tape and the glue I decided to upgrade to two 400 speed microjet v3 motors and 2 20amp ESC's to power this beast. I hot… Continue

I though this was kind of interesting.

Posted on June 28, 2010 at 2:32pm 0 Comments

http://www.ndep.us/Power-Harvesting-Induction-Magic


The video in the link is to a video of a camera that uses electromagnetic induction to supply power to the camera from the power lines. Near the end of the video they are showing a 4 armed copter that has two motors with blades on each arm to make an octocopter. They said it will be able to lift the 10 pound camera load with no problem. Has anyone else ever…
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My UAV equipment is on it's way and I can't thank DIY drones enough for the help and support

Posted on April 16, 2010 at 3:00am 4 Comments

Over the last couple days I have been raping my bank account and getting everything together to make my UAV. This is by far one of the most exciting projects I have done. For only have being a member on this site for a couple months now, the benefits from this site and the help and the community has had a great impact on me as well as my informational well being on UAV design and technology. My knowledge has expanded far beyond the reaches I could have ever imagined by becoming a member of DIY… Continue

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 6:38pm on June 12, 2010,
Moderator
Brian
said…
Taylor,
Your recent blog regarding broken motor mount should be relisted in a discussion.
At 6:56pm on June 12, 2010, Taylor Cox said…
Chris messaged me. It's been corrected.
At 4:56pm on October 29, 2010,
Moderator
John Church
said…
Listen Taylor; Out of 'respect' for the way you want to reply to others, I deleted my responses. You, little buddy have much growing to do.

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