Santa Clarita, CA

About Me:

I'm an aerospace engineering student living in Los Angeles, CA. I LIVE to make things move and move things through space. To explore is to breathe!

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I got into UAVs during Summer 2015 - writing my own Arduino autopilot without any knowledge of ArduPilot. I also built the UAV for this autopilot from scratch and learned a lot. I hope to continue on to create extremely efficient and interested UAV projects in the future! UAVs will pave the path for the reexpansion of human exploration


Los Angeles

Activity Feed

Jonny Hyman commented on DBX Drones's blog post DBX Drones: Progress so far
"Love this!Is it not better to face the tail motor downwards and make it a pusher? That way during transition you still have vertical force, and it just slowly translates to horizontal. With your upward-facing tail motor I would think that starting a…"
Mar 9, 2016
Jonny Hyman posted a discussion
Quick, simple, practical question.I'm looking at ways to increase redundancy in the plane I'm building. I am considering the following:- Dual APMs- Mounted symmetrically away from the center of mass in one axis. (the lateral axis)- Mounted in-line…
Mar 8, 2016
Jonny Hyman commented on Thomas Stone's blog post Precision Landing with Accuracy Management
"Wonderful! Any thoughts on whether this would be possible with cheap ultrasonic sensors versus the pricey laser rangefinders?"
Mar 3, 2016
Jonny Hyman replied to Grandpa Jake's discussion Long Range Antenna System
"Thanks! Learning about antennas and this is useful to know!"
Feb 3, 2016
Jonny Hyman commented on PX4's blog post PX4 VTOL Update

I'm developing a (gigantic) flying wing VTOL where all 4 of the motors rotate to forward during transition. This is like a mix of the tilt rotor and quad plane design.Just a quick question: the Pixhawk / APM does not support this…"
Feb 1, 2016
Jonny Hyman replied to Geo's discussion autonomous flight from 100,000ft
"Fun idea!

My first recommendation is to research a bit on what others have done. David Windestal (formerly Flite Test) flew an FPV glider to 100,000 ft and there are some interesting insights you can gain from that. LINK, and DETAILED ARTICLE

Feb 1, 2016