Seattle, WA

About Me:

Photography turned into Kite Aerial Photography, which turned into Helicopter Aerial Photography, which morphed into Plane Aerial Photography, which evolved into Multirotor Aerial Photography, which means I have a huge pile of electronics, parts, tools, and cameras laying around to support my addiction. : )

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Oh boy. I get the opportunity to do some traveling to some pretty cool places, and I really just want to be have a reliable airframe that gets me the shots I desire. Easily said, not as easily accomplished. I want a compact, high-endurance, portable, camera-carrying, auto-pilot controlled, easily repairable, yet highly reliable craft. That can handle wind, rain, and snow. Long-term, I'd like to work with a team to develop more advanced drones that can navigate low-altitude wire/building/tree/human environments safely and in an adaptive, intelligent manner.



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Danny Blanchard posted photos
Dec 18, 2014
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Nov 21, 2014
  • Danny Blanchard RotorBits 580mm Hexcopter.  DT750's, Afro 30a ESCs, Turnigy UBEC, Pixhawk+Telemetry, 11x4.7 props, Hero HD, RMRC Pico 1.3gHz vTx, 5000mAh Turnigy Nano Tech 3S 35c battery.  Pulls about 25amps TOTAL in OGE hover (50% throttle), and that lasts me 9-10…
    Nov 21, 2014
Danny Blanchard commented on John's blog post FPV Flying with 3DR Quad and NAZA
"Hey John, where are you located in Seattle?  Shoot me a PM if you get a chance: I live on Queen Anne and fly when its nice and wrench when its not!  


Nov 19, 2014
Danny Blanchard posted photos
Nov 18, 2014
Danny Blanchard replied to Doug Chestnut's discussion Determine windspeed while in loiter with ArduCopter
I realize this thread is a bit old, but having just got my Pixhawk Hexcopter flying this past month, I've found myself asking the same question as yourself.  As I walked my dog around the park yesterday, I found myself mumbling quietly along,…"
Nov 18, 2014
Danny Blanchard replied to Robert Merki's discussion Tell me what pains you about drones/UAVs. (VENT AT ME)
"I second this notion: I want a radio that can send a digital FHSS signal, allows for fully-configurable switches/knobs/joysticks/inputs (hence the digital portion), and is set up as a transceiver/telemetry system.  It would be able to handle video…"
Nov 17, 2014
Danny Blanchard posted photos
Nov 12, 2014