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Milwaukee, WI


About Me:

I am a Development Manager and Technical Architect for GMR Marketing in New Berlin, WI. I am also the President/Owner of Sentient Drone, LLC. We offer Droidworx systems and custom solutions. http://sentientdrone.com


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Autonomy interests me.


Hometown:

Milwaukee


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Adam Rivera left a comment on ArduCopter User Group
"@Rob J: Stands for Arduino, the family of boards that ArduCopter runs on. See: http://arduino.cc/"
Oct 16, 2013
Adam Rivera replied to Michael's discussion Auto tune in ArduCopter User Group
"Michael: I am working on this right now. This was my last blog post about it http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/rate-pi-autotuning-a-third-attempt.

I am integrating this code and enhancing it in the new project structure. Feel free to pull down th…"
Mar 4, 2013
Adam Rivera replied to Sean Tierney's discussion Arducopter "bucks" wildly from time-to-time
"Are you using bullet connectors from the ESCs to the motors?"
Feb 7, 2013
Adam Rivera replied to Barry Jones's discussion gimbal servo voltage
"Barry,

It sounds like the flight controller is expecting standard fixed rotation servos and is outputting a constant value for the set point. Most gimbals are configured to operate this way. In other words, if you rotate the copter to the right, th…"
Feb 2, 2013
Adam Rivera replied to Josh Gray's discussion Need some guidance on 8-rotor build
"Josh,
I will try to help:
1. Propellers - APC 14x4.7 SF, you need 4 pusher and 4 regular
2. ESCs - Any 60A opto, like hobbywing
3. Motors - AXI 2826/12 or equivalent. I have some used ones available here: www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=180…"
Jan 15, 2013
Adam Rivera commented on Mark Harrison's blog post Atmel Flashing Tool from HobbyKing
"René Jean:
In order to change the refresh rate, you need to flash them. The simonK firmware is great. Give it a shot!"
Jan 9, 2013
Adam Rivera replied to Drone Savant's discussion Incidents "reserved only for development team", are there more? Why hide this from us?
"All defects in the software are logged here: http://code.google.com/p/arducopter/issues/list

That can be viewed by anyone at anytime. Defects are not hidden from the public. There is a repository for them at the above link so that developers can wo…"
Dec 26, 2012
Adam Rivera commented on PeteD's blog post Waterproof Quad Frame
"Nice!"
Oct 22, 2012
Adam Rivera replied to Mick's discussion Deans connectors
"Yes you should be able to solder directly to a PDB. Using bullet connectors can make swapping defective ESCs easier, but you risk having a poor connection. If you do decide to use bullets, make sure you get the good ones with gold plating. Many cras…"
Oct 10, 2012
Adam Rivera commented on Mark Harrison's blog post Atmel Flashing Tool from HobbyKing
"@Randy: Simonk firmware does not play nice with some low kV motors. The symptoms are loss of timing / sync and motor cutouts. A more robust ESC firmware that is still linear throttle / fast respose is wii-esc. They have a sync recovery system and be…"
Sep 8, 2012
Adam Rivera replied to theclam's discussion Wow - Thank you GPS/Telemetry!!!
"Excellent post. Riveting!"
Sep 5, 2012
Adam Rivera commented on Jani Hirvinen's blog post DEVEL: Power distribution development
"Any chance you will create one with a higher amp rating?"
Aug 23, 2012
Adam Rivera commented on Jason's blog post Open-source ESC - is there a potential community?
"@Jani: Very exciting! Will this be able to hold up to 8 x 40A ESCs? I run a large octo."
Aug 16, 2012
Adam Rivera commented on Jason's blog post Open-source ESC - is there a potential community?
"I would certainly be interested in super fast response multi-rotor ESCs. I saw someone else suggest multiple ESCs on a single PDB, but I don't think that is a good idea. What happens when one fails? Replace the whole board? Suonds expensive... Howev…"
Aug 16, 2012
Adam Rivera commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Preview of ArduCopter 2.6.1
"Excellent video Marco! For all the auto-rotation questions... this is not a true auto-rotation, but it does demonstrate that the quad can maintain its attitude in a near free fall. Marco has custom firmware on his ESCs that is likely responsible for…"
Jul 17, 2012
Adam Rivera replied to Graham Dyer's discussion Changed quadcopter frames, now NO yaw?
"You could try to tilt the motors 3 degrees per the wiki for large octo configurations. This will give you more yaw authority. Check to see if you have the motors tilted the wrong direction, which will decrease your yaw authority."
Jul 17, 2012
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