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GPS receiver condition and noise of the GPS signal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Drew Curtis Jul 28, 2015. 10 Replies

Hi all,evaluating GPS performance is more than looking at the P/H/DOP values and the number of satellites.the UBX messages in the log file contains information such as:jamIndnoisepermsagcCntI would…Continue

Tags: log, interference, noise, agc, agcCnt

Feature Request: Vibration Test // Motor Test

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Reid Jul 23, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi all,(not sure where to post this since there was no reply over at the APM Forum)after balancing my props I used the new Motor Test function in Mission Planner (1.3.5) to detect vibrations…Continue

Tags: motors, props, log, tuning, mission planner

Waiting for some external input on a waypoint (APM:Copter/Rover)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thorsten Jun 17, 2014. 6 Replies

Hi all,it must be simple (at least I hope) but I cannot find the required information. Hence, I need your help!My aim is: when a rover/copter reaches a waypoint it should1: stop2: send a trigger…Continue

Tags: External Signal, Trigger, Waypoint, Rover, Copter

3DR PDB schematics and APM powering

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thorsten Apr 5, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi all,I am building a new copter and currently thinking about wiring. I have a 3DR PDB…Continue

 

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Thorsten commented on Julian's blog post 3DR's Rise and Fall
"@Jesus, yes that's sad! I hope they restructure and start working developing new products with and for the community again. It would be a pity if not. "
Oct 6, 2016

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Thorsten commented on DROTEK's blog post TinyRTK Drone Edition - Fully integrated RTK module with u-blox NEO-M8P
"@Drotek thanks for clarifying! Would be great if you could post some details (in the docs on your website) ablout the modifications on the calbles and configuration required. "
Sep 20, 2016

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Thorsten commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Delft VTOL project uses helicopter-style main rotor for effeciency
"That's thinking out of the box! Nice!"
Sep 20, 2016

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Thorsten commented on DROTEK's blog post TinyRTK Drone Edition - Fully integrated RTK module with u-blox NEO-M8P
"@Drotek by "TinyRTK can otherwise be used with a dedicated datalink" do you mean it works with the Drone Edition as well or only the normal version? I am asking, because I only see one UART JST-GH port on the Drone Edition. "
Sep 20, 2016

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Thorsten commented on DROTEK's blog post TinyRTK Drone Edition - Fully integrated RTK module with u-blox NEO-M8P
"Ahh, no SD card but BLE..."
Sep 19, 2016

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Thorsten commented on DROTEK's blog post TinyRTK Drone Edition - Fully integrated RTK module with u-blox NEO-M8P
"Hi Jerome, looks pretty perfect! Congrats! Can you provide some more details - SD Card, time to fix (especially with these antenna, btw why not the 6mm patch antenna) etc.?  You write that the "Base can stream differential data to ground…"
Sep 19, 2016
Michael Smorto commented on Thorsten's blog post u-blox M8N - ground planes, antennas and positional accuracy
"Hi all, Don't know if this is still active but I am just getting into the nuts and bolts of GPS using the Drotek  Neo-M8N referenced in this series of posts.  I decided to run a test on the unit while indoors (by a window) and was…"
Sep 17, 2016

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Thorsten commented on John Arne Birkeland's blog post ArduPilot and DroneCode part ways
"@Monroe King That is all correct and I fully understand your point. Building an autopilot for teaching purposes is a great idea. And there was some post while back from a guy using a simple version of Ardupilot for teaching (probably lost somewhere…"
Sep 12, 2016

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Thorsten commented on John Arne Birkeland's blog post ArduPilot and DroneCode part ways
"Isn't the "complexity" stemming from the fact that Ardupilot is a very mature and reliable autopilot firmware that serves almost all needs with perfection. There are other firmwares focusing on specific UAVs - for example racers. But…"
Sep 12, 2016

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Thorsten commented on Randy's blog post Copter-3.4's polygon fence
"Randy,  this is a great feature! Any additional security is important. What would be perfect would be if the polygon fence is automatically set around a survey mission area (for sure with some small buffer). This could be a simple convex hull.…"
Aug 16, 2016

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Thorsten commented on Chris Anderson's blog post u-blox & PX4 RTK integration on M8P GPS module
"Chris, thanks for sharing! Looks good. Although with three laptops it looks rather complicated ;-) CSG Shop GPS?"
Aug 15, 2016

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Thorsten commented on Barbara Grant's blog post Deleting my previous post on my UAV imager book
"Hi Hugues, not scientific but practical: You can fly any time you like - and not if a satellite is happy to You can fly multiple times a day You can change the sensor to your specific/scientific needs You can repeat a flight if the lighning…"
Aug 1, 2016

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Thorsten commented on Barbara Grant's blog post Deleting my previous post on my UAV imager book
"Well, every third post on DIYDrones (just a guesstimate) is an advertisement. Can't be the reason, Or was it the military UAV on the cover? "
Jul 31, 2016

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Thorsten commented on Barbara Grant's blog post Deleting my previous post on my UAV imager book
"Hi Barbara, Unfortunately I missed your post. Interesting book - thanks for sharing. Just wondering how you violated the TOS when preseting your book?  Best regards, Thorsten"
Jul 31, 2016
Pro Backup commented on Thorsten's blog post u-blox M8N - ground planes, antennas and positional accuracy
"@Hugues, thank you, it is good to know that its best to mount the ceramic patch antenna onto the ground plane itself. The repeated result with the 20×20cm 0,6mm copper plate is: 37 out of 216 patches are on average above 45 dB (C/N0): The…"
Jul 30, 2016

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Hugues commented on Thorsten's blog post u-blox M8N - ground planes, antennas and positional accuracy
"@Pro backup, To see improvements using a ground plane, the ground plane should ideally be the one (prolongating) of the ceramic antenna of your GPS. As this is physically impossible, the best approximation is to connect the copper plate to the…"
Jul 29, 2016

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About Me:
I'm CEO of BitMapping. BitMapping develops UAVs for agricultural and archeological mapping. We also develop Mavis. Mavis is our software for UAV data processing. Mavis provides a complete workflow from precise image geo-tagging, to generating orthomosaics, to analyze and post-process the data, to derive vegetation indices as well as to generate reports.

mavis.bitmapping.de
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Environmental mapping
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Announcing Mavis

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 1:52pm 21 Comments

We are happy to announce Mavis - a new UAV photogrammetry and mapping software.

Mavis is specifically designed for agricultural, archeological and mining surveys.

Mavis covers the entire workflow from single UAV images to GIS ready maps. It comprises precise georeferencing,…

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GPS positional accuracy III

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 4:39am 23 Comments

Hi all,

this is a short follow-up on my previous tests (I,…

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Google’s Cyber Drone Crashed

Posted on May 30, 2015 at 7:41am 3 Comments

From Bloomberg:

The unmanned Solara 50 fell to the ground shortly after takeoff on May 1 and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, Keith Holloway, an agency spokesman, said in an…

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