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About Me:

Physicist and DIY enthusiast.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Autonomous soaring.


Hometown:

Athens


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Andreas Gazis commented on makeflyeasy's blog post Fighter Hand launch fixed wing
"Well, V-tail has fewer bits of tail so it's more convenient to manage. However, convenience in storage and assembly should not really trump performance. All in all, the Fighter looks like a really nice design. According to the tests mentioned in…"
May 25
Andreas Gazis replied to Postal's discussion Industrial multirotor manufacturer wanted
"You can contact ucandrone in Greece. Their drones are a lot better than their website and I believe they can easily tick all the boxes in your list."
May 23
Andreas Gazis commented on makeflyeasy's blog post Fighter Hand launch fixed wing
"Very cool. What is the power consumption at cruising speed at full takeoff weight (and how different is it between the hand launch and the VTOL version)?
How come you didn't go for a V tail like in the Believer?"
May 19
Andreas Gazis commented on makeflyeasy's blog post Fighter Hand launch fixed wing
"So, a Believer without the V tail? How do these two compare?"
May 16
Andreas Gazis commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Very cool DIY F35
"Beautiful."
Apr 29
Andreas Gazis commented on Geoffrey L. Barrows's blog post Drone obstacle avoidance in 2003: 264 pixels and 8-bit processors
"Using your own flight controller means you 'll have an uphill battle for adoption later on (one you will lose). The popular firmwares do what they do because that is what 99% of the users need (plus they already provide a modest window for what the…"
Mar 22
Andreas Gazis commented on Geoffrey L. Barrows's blog post Drone obstacle avoidance in 2003: 264 pixels and 8-bit processors
"Offboard control will have to become the norm for vision based systems. The (quite demanding) computational muscle dictates the sensory hardware for vision systems. It is a very good idea to separate the electronics at the board level and allow each…"
Mar 21
Andreas Gazis commented on Geoffrey L. Barrows's blog post Drone obstacle avoidance in 2003: 264 pixels and 8-bit processors
"Low R means either multirotors or specially designed planes. What if you forget about decreasing R? Are we anywhere near increasing D to the point where it might be usable to the typical unmodified plane (let's say close to 100 metres or even more…"
Mar 20
Andreas Gazis replied to Livia Fragoso Pimentel's discussion Mission Planner Vs MAVProxy
"Connect a companion computer (a Raspberry Pi is fine for simple CV and quite cheap) to the autopilot, use whatever tools you want for CV on the companion and use dronekit to tell the autopilot what to do.

You can use any GCS (MAVProxy, Mission…"
Jan 17
Andreas Gazis replied to kayaken's discussion T4 MiniDrone 250: Newbie Bill of Materials question
"Get a cheap but reasonably good transmitter that will last you for years and can be used across multiple models. Personally, I am quite happy with FRSky stuff, both the Taranis X9D and QX7 series have enough functionality to keep you happy for a…"
Jan 4
Andreas Gazis commented on andre van calster's blog post Adaptation of a ArduPilot Rover to an autonomous DonkeyCar
"Awesome, your vids always make me kind of jealous but love them. It should be able to do obstacle avoidance with Dronet, especially given that Dronet was trained on driving data."
Dec 19, 2019
Andreas Gazis replied to Patrick Duffy's discussion Arduplane 3.9 flyaway with bad compass
"It sounds very odd that it would fly to a false home since home is set to the arming location by default unless you had done some fairly surreal changes to the params. The only other way I can think of that this might have happened is if you armed…"
Dec 5, 2019
Andreas Gazis replied to Patrick Duffy's discussion Arduplane 3.9 flyaway with bad compass
"Do you have a telemetry log? I agree with Chris, sounds rather odd. I routinely ignore compass whining in planes but have COMPASS_LEARN switched on. In many of my flights, the compass is pointing totally wrong when on the ground, then I take off,…"
Dec 3, 2019
Andreas Gazis replied to James Brown's discussion If you were building a Drone Room in Antarctica what would you want?
"Depends how close you are to the magnetic pole I guess, it's still a long way from the edge to the pole.
Also, it's mostly copters who are throwing a fit about compasses, fixed wings can generally ignore them and fly cheerfully on IMU and GPS. Given…"
Nov 21, 2019
Andreas Gazis replied to James Brown's discussion If you were building a Drone Room in Antarctica what would you want?
"3D printer. I would suggest Prusa so you can print some spare parts. You need ventilation so ideally, in an enclosure that keeps it at room temperature while dumping the fumes out. Super ideally, with a heat exchanger so you don't waste heat."
Nov 19, 2019
Andreas Gazis replied to ZABBIE's discussion Sudden Potential drop when taking off
"What do you mean by dropping drastically?Please look at the LiPo discharge curves here. Notice the difference in measured voltages due to increased voltage drop caused by higher current being drawn.
Dropping drastically immediately the moment you…"
Nov 12, 2019
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