About

Gender

Male


Location

Denton, TX


About Me:

ok. yes! err, what was the question?


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

could not get updated aerial imagery that I know exists, then I found Chris' video announcing DIY Drones and I caught the bug. hard.


Hometown:

Denton, TX


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Michael Pursifull left a comment on Moderators
"I began to suspend the member sojibarif, whose only content was spamming forums with illegal download links, no discussion, no content, just multiple links to the new avengers movie. My intent was to pause his mashing the post on more discussions, t…"
Apr 26, 2018
Michael Pursifull left a comment on Moderators
"Someone approved the "UAV career site" blog post with a moderator comment by TCIII to "do not approve" until consensus still at the top of the content.

Please read the story before you approve it, especially the bold part from another mod asking yo…"
Aug 2, 2014
Michael Pursifull posted a blog post
     If you have experience making maps from aerial photographs, you know it takes effort. When I stumbled upon another UAV-related kickstarter, Mapping with Drones, I backed them without giving it another thought. But it wasn’t because I thought th…
Jul 20, 2014
Michael Pursifull left a comment on Moderators
"Given the way moderation functions within the Ning platform, I suspect this has specific application to our task/community:

http://m.slashdot.org/story/202173"
May 17, 2014
Michael Pursifull commented on Paul Krajewski's blog post Simple Modular Flight Mode Switch - Build it for $20
"Nicely done, bravo."
May 8, 2014
Michael Pursifull replied to Omer Ahmed's discussion Quadcopter weight problem, low flight times
"Move to a 4s battery, get lower Kv motors, increase prop size, optimize lift target for 1.15x weight at the most efficient arc for your motor/prop combo.

Use: http://www.ecalc.ch/xcoptercalc.php?ecalc&lang=en"
May 7, 2014
Michael Pursifull left a comment on Moderators
"3DR Y6 discussed here, if anyone wants to work up a blog:

http://icesat.gsfc.nasa.gov/icesat2/epo_hex.php"
Apr 26, 2014
Michael Pursifull left a comment on Moderators
"Anyone want to publish, with your analysis or commentary?
http://gpsworld.com/glonass-gone-then-back/"
Apr 3, 2014
Michael Pursifull replied to Simon Markham's discussion How do you tell the Pixhawk it has 6 motors attached to it??
"Using Mission Planner, push a hexacopter firmware. This will pull a firmware version with the appropriate frame type configured.

If you've done this, then it's a different problem, naturally."
Apr 3, 2014
Michael Pursifull replied to Harshit sharma's discussion Increasing the Payload capacity of Quadcopter using APM2.6
"Two words: discharge rate. Good luck."
Apr 1, 2014
Michael Pursifull replied to Jarle 's discussion 433mhz range
"Sorry, what does the nexus tab have to do with a telemetry module?"
Mar 31, 2014
Michael Pursifull left a comment on Moderators
"Just a heads up, I'm told Son's of Guns is airing an episode in which they affix a camera, 9mm firearm, and remote trigger to a "drone" (probably an RC multicopter) so be ready for the influx of blog and forum posts, YouTube links, etc."
Mar 21, 2014
Michael Pursifull replied to JB3's discussion Quadcopter Dyno in IRIS
"Thanks Joe. Good to see posts like this."
Mar 21, 2014
Michael Pursifull replied to Mark Ewert's discussion Very Unhappy in IRIS
"Good point, I didn't read carefully. At the same time, I can admit that my first two flights on the IRIS were unexpectedly challenging lifting off, and only my experience with a variety of heavier quads allowed me to lift off. Actually, my very firs…"
Mar 20, 2014
Michael Pursifull replied to Mark Ewert's discussion Very Unhappy in IRIS
"Yes, don't fly with the gimbal or long legs at first, unless you are confident."
Mar 20, 2014
Michael Pursifull replied to Mark Ewert's discussion Very Unhappy in IRIS
"Ground effects.

You should get a mini-quad and practice.
Once you get the knack for lifting off, minor corrections to get out of the ground turbulence, then you'll be fine.

Be soft on throttle increases as you approach liftoff. Once you do get to…"
Mar 20, 2014
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