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Huntington Beach, CA


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Control System Engineer


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DavidJames commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Remote ID Proposal Outlaws Home-built RC Aircraft
"I noticed this  OpenDroneID Project that is compatible with Mavlink data.
Looks like there are some development kits that will provide BlueTooth5 ID.

https://www.opendroneid.org/"
Jan 13
DavidJames commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Remote ID Proposal Outlaws Home-built RC Aircraft
"Does anyone have a link to copy or summary of the:
ASTM WK65041 New Specification for UAS Remote ID and Tracking

https://www.astm.org/DATABASE.CART/WORKITEMS/WK65041.htm"
Jan 8
DavidJames commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Remote ID Proposal Outlaws Home-built RC Aircraft
"I noticed that the  Academy of Model Aeronautics has a good Template Comment on UAS Remote ID.

https://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amagov/2020/01/03/template-commen..."
Jan 5
DavidJames commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Remote ID Proposal Outlaws Home-built RC Aircraft
"I agree that the "amateur built aircraft"  is being defined in a way that makes pretty much every model aircraft non-compliant.   

It forces "amateur built aircraft" producers(us) into the same category as UAV producers for the purposes of UAV…"
Jan 1
DavidJames commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Remote ID Proposal Outlaws Home-built RC Aircraft
"I noticed that Altitude Angle is already incorporated into Mission Planner.     It already provides the Standard remote identification.

https://www.altitudeangel.com/news/posts/2018/august/introducing-fl..."
Dec 31, 2019
DavidJames commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Remote ID Proposal Outlaws Home-built RC Aircraft
"It is possible that with ardupilot and the mission planner any drone could be compliant with the FAA identification standards and not be limited just to local flying fields.   The tamper resistance requirement looks like the biggest road block.  …"
Dec 31, 2019
DavidJames commented on crystal garris's blog post I am back!
"Crystal,   Great to see that you are back.     I am still enjoying flying my Techpod.     Best wing I have ever flown!"
Dec 21, 2019
DavidJames commented on Mielnikus's blog post X-TANKCOPTER is back and is better that ever :)
"That is one incredible design for an all terrain flying car!"
Mar 1, 2019
DavidJames commented on Chris Anderson's blog post How do modern open source autopilots compare to aerospace-grade IMUs?
"@ Tom B.
""one of the reasons that the Pixhawk autopilot has been so successful has been the remarkably low noise level of the MPU6000s." ...  Well probably actually because the software/hardware is adequate to do the job and is CHEAP at < $200."…"
Feb 16, 2019
DavidJames commented on Chris Anderson's blog post How do modern open source autopilots compare to aerospace-grade IMUs?
"Tom,   One of the key parameters for an inertial navigation measurement unit for a navigation system like the Pixhawk, that is assisted with a GPS, is the angle random walk level of the gyros.    The HG1120s are not that good of an IMU compared to…"
Feb 13, 2019
DavidJames commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Introducing OpenSolo!
"Using the Solex Android App the Open Solo Update went well for me.    Solex has a much better camera Heads Up Display for flying Solo."
Oct 21, 2017
DavidJames commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Introducing OpenSolo!
"Looks like it is working.    Here is a link to the installation instructions.

https://github.com/OpenSolo/documentation/blob/master/README.md"
Oct 21, 2017
DavidJames left a comment on Techpod Users
"I am approaching 3 years on my first Techpod.  It is amazing how many hours of flight time you can build up on a Techpod.   Typically I get about 2.5 hours of flight time at 13 m/s airspeed using two 6600 mAhr 4s batteries.   Cruises at 13m/sec and…"
Aug 20, 2017
DavidJames replied to UAV Skies's discussion Fail safe design for Fixed Wing plane using PixHawk
"I think that the 5v power supply on the standard 3DR power module will generate 5.3 volts down to a battery voltage of 6 volts or so.    I have only tested this myself accidentally by drawing the batteries down to 7 volts in the lab.  The 3DR power…"
Aug 7, 2017
DavidJames replied to UAV Skies's discussion Fail safe design for Fixed Wing plane using PixHawk
"Hi,   The pixhawk typically gets 5v power from the power module on the voltage and current sense board and also from the 5 volts on the servo rail.   Here is a link to the section on powering the pixhawk.…"
Aug 6, 2017
DavidJames replied to Richard Morrissey's discussion Building a Drone for ecology work.
"This post by William Darry appears to be a spam post.



Quote deleted to remove spam link"
Aug 1, 2017
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