Boulder, CO

About Me:

Olivier Brousse, long time drone builder and flyer More information on my LinkedIn page here: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/olivier-brousse/b8/436/253

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Autonomous drone development for research and industry.


Boulder, CO

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Olivier commented on Tiziano Fiorenzani's blog post Implementing a simple Trajectory Tracking algorithm with Python
"Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing."
Dec 11, 2017
Olivier posted a blog post
Late last month drone company Matternet demoed a first, a precise and fully automated drone delivery (coffee!) to the roof of a Mercedes, capping a lengthy flight over the city of Zurich in Switzerland. Ardupilot is under the hood of the parachute…
Oct 25, 2017
Olivier commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Boeing's Insitu uses swarms of Solos for autonomous mapping
"Just a quick guess here and could be wrong, but they are likely using their  custom version of either Mission Planner, APM Planner 2 or QGroundControl,  given they are running Arducopter. All support swarming and customization to various degrees,…"
Aug 22, 2017
Olivier replied to Darius's discussion Coax dodeca-copter on Arducopter 2.x
"See also this: https://discuss.ardupilot.org/t/dodeca-hexa-esc-wiriing-and-propell...
Dodecas are not supported yet with Arducopter on mainstream release, but it is available on  3.6 dev (master)."
Aug 10, 2017
Olivier commented on Jack's blog post Fastest FPV Drone Reach 250mph
"All depends on the type of vehicle, if it's autonomous or not, and how you measure speed.
Model aircraft with jet  turbine have been clocked at 400Mph+ for instance. In dynamic soaring with gliders, speeds above 500mph have been achieved.
See …"
Aug 10, 2017
Olivier commented on Jordi Muñoz's blog post mRo mid 2017 updates
"Great news, Jordi!

Rob, spot on with "DJI figured this out long ago". Out of curiosity I cracked open a Phantom 3 Pro a while back, the IMU is inside a fairly large plastic cubic plastic case, about  2” sides iirc. Inside is fully foamed, with at…"
Aug 3, 2017
Olivier commented on Olivier's blog post Two Ardupilot News Items: Copter 3.5; The Solo Lives On
"Jose: Cheers!
Credit of course goes to the 20+ strong core Ardupilot team and Arducopter lead developer Randy Mackay, the hundreds of beta testers (11 beta release candidates over a six month period) and the tens of thousands of professionals and…"
Jul 29, 2017
Olivier posted a blog post
In case you missed it, some great news items in the last couple weeks, from the Ardupilot development powerhouse:- Release of Copter 3.5- The Solo lives onCopter 3.5 is a major release with an extensive list of new features and improvements,…
Jul 27, 2017
Olivier commented on zhangqi's blog post Flying over sea with H2 hybrid powered drone
"Very impressive specs, great work! Flight controller/stack?
You do seem to have serious vibration though, that's got to be one difficult to deal with problem with hybrid."
Jul 14, 2017
Olivier commented on Chris Anderson's blog post How do modern open source autopilots compare to aerospace-grade IMUs?
"> Meanwhile, let's bring this thread back on topic. What do you think of the intrinsic performance of the Honeywell IMU vs our stuff?
Yes, a great topic, one that I am also particularly interested in too. With closed source companies it's always…"
Jun 20, 2017
Olivier commented on Chris Anderson's blog post How do modern open source autopilots compare to aerospace-grade IMUs?
"In general have to agree with Rob's comments. IMO It's not so much that glitches cannot happen with professional aerospace companies, we all know guaranteed 100.0% error free production cannot exist, see Boeing 787, NASA, etc ... But it's the…"
Jun 20, 2017
Olivier commented on Chris Anderson's blog post How do modern open source autopilots compare to aerospace-grade IMUs?
"Chris  this is not a flight stack issue, it's a hardware issue regardless of what  stack is supported. To my knowledge there's actually been two to date, the first having to do with the buzzer too close, reported here late last year. To my knowledge…"
Jun 20, 2017
Olivier commented on Kirill's blog post SmartAP 3.2 Pro Available
"Kirill, answering Marc's question with another question is not an answer.  Not sure why you bring up Mission Planner, QGroundControl  is also open source and works with both Ardupilot and PX4, and runs not only on Windows, MacOS and Linux but also…"
Jun 17, 2017
Olivier replied to Gary Scott's discussion Help buying an Arducopter flight controller
"One good choice also, the Pixhawk 2.1"
Jun 1, 2017
Olivier commented on Bart Theys's blog post Meet CargoCopter: our latest generation of high-speed, long-range drones
"Awesome work! And great video, thanks for sharing!
Do you use Ardupilot or another flight stack? (Saw Mission planner running in the video). If so would be nice to acknowledge on your website  :)"
May 30, 2017
Olivier replied to Ryan Perez's discussion Introducing the Splash Drone 3 + make easy money by sharing the campaign
"Do you mean PX4 based, proprietary, or from another open source base, proprietary extensions, or third party proprietary?
Even larger companies like Traxxas (Ardupilot FC) or Aminon (Cleanflight base) don't develop there own so guessing if you are…"
May 26, 2017