About

Gender

Male


Location

Fairfax, VA


About Me:

Chief Scientist, Sentien Robotics President, DC Area Drone User Group


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I write software for robot autonomy.


Hometown:

Fairfax, VA


Activity Feed

Christopher Vo commented on DG's blog post FAA sued in Federal Court by model aircraft hobbyist
"@Quadzimodo: DC DUG and DUGN had nothing to do with the Pocket Drone fiasco --- that was all Timothy's own venture, and he has not been involved in the DUG for more than a year and a half."
Jan 12, 2016
Christopher Vo commented on DG's blog post FAA sued in Federal Court by model aircraft hobbyist
"FYI, the new donation page is http://fund.dcdrone.org
We switched it away from Generosity.com because a lot of people wanted to donate by PayPal and were also having usability problems with the older site. Plus we wanted better flexibility to…"
Jan 11, 2016
Christopher Vo commented on Thiago Silva's blog post Proposed Brazilian UAV regulation is open for public consultation
"In general I would like to see a bit more detail about BVLOS, Autonomy, and exactly what kind of license is required for below 25kg but above 400 ft operations. Otherwise the regulations look quite reasonable!"
Sep 8, 2015
Christopher Vo commented on DeltaBlast's blog post My journey into the world of DIY drones
"RCTimer 2208-17 was the motor used in the 3d-printed prototype I had a chance to mess with before they switched to the injection molded stuff; a short-shaft version of that motor is likely the one used in final production. "
Feb 28, 2015
Christopher Vo commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Disaster aid drone project wins $10,000 award
"As mentioned in the first paragraph, the award was split $5000 among the landmine detection and disaster aid projects. "
Sep 16, 2014
Christopher Vo commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Amazon Prime Air is hiring!
"Thanks for the posting Chris! I totally just applied for an engineering position there from clicking on the link on your post!  "
May 20, 2014
Christopher Vo commented on Paul Stoffregen's blog post High-Res Multiple PPM Signal Library on Teensy 3.1
"I may want to test this soon. I have an application for it. "
Mar 7, 2014
Christopher Vo commented on RC Tech.se's blog post Hip to be square
"One of the things about the clones is that they never use standard DF13 connectors, so they will not be compatible with genuine 3DR stuff. So, still much better to get genuine. Plus you're supporting 3DR that way."
Mar 4, 2014
Christopher Vo commented on RC Tech.se's blog post Hip to be square
"@Lockhart: there's quite a few hand-soldered clones out there selling for as low as $130."
Mar 4, 2014
Christopher Vo commented on Howard Gordon's photo
"Isn't that a Surveyor SRV-1? Those were great products!"
Feb 26, 2014
Christopher Vo commented on Carles Gelada's blog post Irresponsable and Immoral
"Carles: Why, even when in the documentation and in DIYD is widely told that this things are not a toy, and are not as easy to control as someone might thought, the kickstarter you give a totally contrary idea

What's wrong with that idea? These…"
Feb 25, 2014
Christopher Vo commented on Carles Gelada's blog post Irresponsable and Immoral
"R_Lefebvre: What really are they likely to do that could contribute to the community, other than tuning their PIDS to fly their machine?

Physically embedding an APM board into their product as-is and using ArduCopter software without modification…"
Feb 25, 2014
Christopher Vo commented on Carles Gelada's blog post Irresponsable and Immoral
"This a more than $13 billion industry with several hundreds of thousands of users messing around with everything ranging from AR Drones, DJI Phantoms, 3DR Irises, Cinecopters, Mikrokopters, you name it. If you think that 1200 new APM users flying…"
Feb 25, 2014
Christopher Vo commented on Carles Gelada's blog post Irresponsable and Immoral
"This is a product in development, and while it is clear that they are using an APM, it is not compulsory that they market their product in such a way to highlight its use of open source software or hardware any more than companies like Linksys,…"
Feb 24, 2014
Christopher Vo commented on Chris Anderson's blog post NPR: "Drone Hobbyists Talk Safety"
"@mP1: The arms are standard DJI F450/F550 style arms, they have some small feet on them. the foam pieces are just cut from dollar-store pool floatation noodles. the foam noodles cost literally $1 and the landing feet cut from them actually provides…"
Oct 28, 2013
Christopher Vo commented on Chris Anderson's blog post NPR: "Drone Hobbyists Talk Safety"
"Hey, that's a picture of me on the post! lol"
Oct 27, 2013
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