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Used to write computer-based- training software. Changing careers, student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Competitor in the 2008 AUVSI Student UAS Competition (ERAU Team SOAR.) Mac user!


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Mike Bakula commented on Max Levine's blog post WiFi RC Receiver by Dension
"But what's the latency?"
Sep 15, 2011
Mike Bakula commented on Chris Anderson's blog post DIY Drones visit to Scaled Composites
"That's an awesome trip -- thanks for sharing pics!"
Jun 3, 2011
Mike Bakula commented on Duane Brocious's blog post FAA postpones NPRM to Novemeber!
"Here's the relevant text:
Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)
Popular Title: Small Unmanned Aircraft 
RIN 2120-AJ60 
Stage: NPRM 
Previous Stage:None
Abstract: This rulemaking would enable small unmanned aircraft to…"
May 22, 2011
Mike Bakula commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Triple redundancy autopilot three boards two GPS launched by Micropilot
"Where single redundant systems work well is where there is some external judge of whether a unit has failed.  (For example, in a redundant power supply, there's another part, a voltage monitor that tells when a PSU is giving an undesired voltage.)  …"
Feb 17, 2011
Mike Bakula commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Triple redundancy autopilot three boards two GPS launched by Micropilot
"Funny, this is what I'm working on right now for a paper at the AUVSI conference this summer.  So far, the key issue is how to avoid the integral term in the PID loops from going off-scale (winding up) on the APs that don't have control.  I'm in the…"
Feb 17, 2011
Mike Bakula commented on Mike Bakula's blog post EAA takes note of the NYC FPV Video
"Duane, Joel, I posted this link so that we could get some insight into how other airspace users see us.  (I know, one can argue there's a difference between hobby UAVs, FPV and model R/C, but on of those insights is that manned aircraft folks don't…"
Dec 9, 2010
Mike Bakula posted a blog post
This week's "EAA Hotline", an email newsletter for EAA members has a story on the Team Black Sheep video. They don't state a position on the flight, but report AMA's position, and conclude with:"The FAA includes R/C aircraft flown by modelers in its…
Dec 9, 2010
Mike Bakula commented on Duane Brocious's blog post AC 91-57 MUST be followed per this FAA document
"I agree with Chris. Duane, I think you've made your point, please close comments on this thread."
Dec 3, 2010
Mike Bakula commented on Duane Brocious's blog post AC 91-57 MUST be followed per this FAA document
"Peter, my previous comment actually answers your question. I'm a Private Pilot, and am currently taking courses at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on UAV systems and operations. Interim Operational Approval Guidance 08-01 makes it very clear th…"
Dec 3, 2010
Mike Bakula commented on Duane Brocious's blog post AC 91-57 MUST be followed per this FAA document
"Duane, are you recommending we individually, or as a group, take some action? Most of us here are aware of the regulatory issues, and our options for influencing the coming SFAR part 107. We already do our best to fly safely, and not generate any ba…"
Dec 3, 2010
Mike Bakula commented on Duane Brocious's blog post AC 91-57 MUST be followed per this FAA document
"Eh? Duane, if you think that, you haven't been paying attention. AMA is the only entity related to model aircraft or hobby UAV's that's even in the conversation. Just look at the ARC proceedings to see that -- AMA is the dissenting voice in a number…"
Dec 3, 2010
Mike Bakula replied to Jon Keller's discussion Altitude based on pressure sensor
"QNH is also called the "altimeter setting" in civil aviation. It is the local barometric pressure, which provides an offset to the indicated altitude. This offset allows the altimeter to show the actual altitude of the ground on the altimeter, compa…"
Nov 15, 2010
Mike Bakula replied to Tonino's discussion HobbyKing?
"I've just given up on getting satisfaction from Hobby King for my first purchase. I bought a Turnigy 9X set, which arrived packed in green paper. No corrugated paper box, no packing other than the styrofoam in the display box. When I opened it (it w…"
Nov 3, 2010
Mike Bakula commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Help wanted: Mac LabVIEW developer
"I have the LabVIEW environment for OS X -- PM me and I'll get an executable built."
Sep 20, 2010
Mike Bakula replied to Michael Adams's discussion Experimental Aircraft
"This is certainly within the purview of an Amateur-built Experimental aircraft. You would need to do the engineering to size the servos and tabs, and ensure that there isn't any mechanical failure mode (like say, a broken servo gear) that could perm…"
Sep 15, 2010
Mike Bakula commented on Joe's blog post AUVSI SUAS Compeition 2010
"We use LabVIEW IMAQ imaging, but the school has a site license with National Instruments (NI). If you can't get NI support (you should ask, they're very helpful), look into the open-source OpenCV libraries for your basic functions. Any good machine…"
Sep 8, 2010
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