Nome, AK

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I'm a surveyor and geospatial engineer!

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T-Rex 600E with custom camera mount. Always trying to get the darn thing working right... Arducopter is my new obsession.



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Eric Tweet replied to Eric Tweet's discussion Use Google Elevation for 'Verify Height'
"Yes, it looks like the MP code supports both 1 second and 3 second formats. I tested it with 1 second (the only resolution which mission planner grabs automatically for areas where data is available) and everything worked fine. I don't necessarily…"
May 21, 2015
Eric Tweet replied to Eric Tweet's discussion Use Google Elevation for 'Verify Height'
"Figured this one out.
Missing data for much of Alaska (and similar latitudes in other places) for the SRTM version in the available repositories.
Get the files yerself! For example, a mission to be planned at N64.5 W165.5 requires…"
May 20, 2015
Eric Tweet replied to Eric Tweet's discussion Use Google Elevation for 'Verify Height'
"I thought something like that to be the case. However, when looking at the elevation profile of a planned flight, the SRTM profile is flat (nothing there), and the GE profile shows a reasonable, if sparse, profile. I'm not really concerned with the…"
May 20, 2015
Eric Tweet posted a discussion
I was planning a mission in an area which either has no SRTM elevation data or bad (i.e. all elevations are 0m) data. When attempting to use the 'verify height' option while creating waypoints, everything is referenced to the missing/bad SRTM data.…
Apr 18, 2015
Eric Tweet posted a blog post
Sad news from the northwest. It sounds like it may become a Class B Misdemeanor to simply own a drone capable of video or photo, and a Class A to fly it.Check out the story.
Jan 31, 2013
Eric Tweet commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Autonomous Blackhawk
"This is very cool. We hear about fixed-wing drones zipping around high in the skies, but here is a fully autonomous helicopter, making its own decisions! I particularly like how, in the live commentary, the pilots weren't entirely sure the specific…"
Dec 18, 2012
Eric Tweet commented on Mark Harrison's blog post New Horizons in Autonomous Vehicles
"Haha! I just saw this on reddit. Was going to post here, but I see my job has been done for me. :)"
Dec 18, 2012
Eric Tweet commented on Corey Upton's blog post Carbon Fiber Parts From A 3D Printed Mold And Point Cloud Data
"I wasn't sure just how into the UAV scene you guys up there were, but this is impressive! Kinda makes me wish I wasn't the only one pioneering UAVs down here in Anchorage. Oh well, someone has to do it, I suppose! Keep up the good work!"
Dec 7, 2012
Eric Tweet left a comment on Ham Drone Builders
"KL0YB on board! Is there a reason for the ',' in the group title?"
Nov 2, 2012
Eric Tweet commented on Eric Tweet's blog post Hexa Fun
They're FatShark FPV goggles. The whole flight (and most of what I do) is FPV."
Oct 26, 2012
Eric Tweet posted a blog post
I've managed to get everything up and running again! This is my newish hexa from uDrones (I've decided to forgo a rant on that subject for now). After working around my PDB issue (still unsolved) and engaging in some close combat, things are looking…
Oct 26, 2012
Eric Tweet posted a discussion
After several flights with my new hexa, I've run into a problem. Motor number 3 does not spin when the others do. Long story short, I narrowed it down to something with the PDB. If I plug motor 3 directly into the APM it works fine, but if it's…
Oct 23, 2012
Eric Tweet commented on vis.asta's blog post quadrocopter ultra-long flight (141min)
"I'll step in as a mighty skeptic and say this IS a hoax. If I'm not mistaken, there currently is no technology whereby such a long flight may be made possible (at least not for rotorcraft of this size). This includes liquid fuel as well as battery…"
Oct 20, 2012
Eric Tweet posted a discussion
After waiting for the weather to clear up, I managed to get the quad out for an altitude test. To make a long story short, everything was going quite well up to a couple hundred meters or so. At that point I figured it might be time to descend so as…
Oct 10, 2012
Eric Tweet commented on CrashingDutchman's blog post Live Now! - Red Bull Stratos - freefall from the edge of space
"I heard that the atmosphere wasn't interested in this little game, so it got up and walked off leaving fewer particles to slow a descent ;)"
Oct 9, 2012
Eric Tweet replied to Glenn M's discussion Minimosd stuck on waiting for mavlink heartbeats after firmware upgrade
"I'm in a similar boat. I don't have a cable to update the MinimOSD firmware, but I've upgraded to 2.6 on my APM (which is now MAV1.0). I haven't tried booting up with the OSD, but instead I'm looking for a way to revert to MAV 0.9 until I can get my…"
Jun 16, 2012