Mountain View, CA

About Me:

I'm a software developer; main project is http://vterrain.org/

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I want to digitize the world easily and cheaply; UAVs will hopefully play a role in that.


Honokaa, HI

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Ben Discoe posted a discussion
I own a Hexa-C.My entire goal is to mount a high-megapixel camera on it, to take aerial photos.However, my attempts so far to attach the camera mount have not succeeded.I bought the 3DR "Pitch stabilized fiber glass camera mount, w/ metal gear…
May 3, 2013
Ben Discoe replied to Michael's discussion Need some camera mounting help
"I have the same issue: I simply need to mount a downward-pointing camera under my 3DR frame, preferably with some vibration damped.  I don't have the hardware skills to hack one together out of random parts.  Does anyone know of a mount available…"
May 3, 2013
Ben Discoe commented on Mark Harrison's blog post SF Drones Startup Meeting Notes
"That "photos and notes" link doesn't seem to work: "Rotorpixel: We couldn't find what you are looking for.""
Apr 14, 2013
Ben Discoe replied to Ben Discoe's discussion Can't get started with Hexa-C. Documentation vague or missing. Is there help?
"An update: I was able to visit 3DR today and the support was _awesome_.  My hexacopter actually flew a little!
There is even actual documentation coming.  Still has some big gaps but it is coming along.
Without the docs, the system is still really…"
Apr 11, 2013
Ben Discoe posted a discussion
I bought a "3DR ArduCopter Hexa-C Almost Ready-to-Fly" in February.I still have not been able to do anything with it, because I have not been able to find relevant documentation.  I would happily pay money if there was anyone providing paid support,…
Apr 4, 2013
Ben Discoe replied to Ben Discoe's discussion Battery for an RTF ArduCopter?
"Chris replied on another thread: "Some battery/charger recommendations are in the manual [..]. Most users have had RC experience (and gear) to date, but as drones are getting more mainstream, we're seeing more demand for an everything-in-the-box…"
Dec 19, 2012
Ben Discoe posted discussions
Dec 19, 2012