"I think Chris has a good point to share this. This community should take pride in how far the open-source side has come. When a large well funded branch of the government is using open-source platforms to advance UAV technology, it's a nod to how…"
"I think it ultimately comes down to what organization you are representing. If you are representing the University then a COA on behalf of the University will be needed, but if you are just doing research as a private citizen with your own funds…"
I think I can help you with some info. I'm a researcher at a University as well. Any aircraft you purchase with grant funds are technically "Public Aircraft" that are attached to a "Public Organization", in this case Caltech University. You…"
"This is a great direction, I hope you keep adding to this. I'm looking for easy to use tools for K-12 STEM education designing UAV airframes, this might work great. Goal would be to bring these designs into a 3D printer."
"Mahalo Randy for sharing. I'm doing similar work in Hawaii with fixed-wing and multi-rotors for monitoring a lava flow heading into town, we have an active FAA COA for a disaster impacted area from Kilauea volcano. It's been quite an experience…"
"Hawaii needs to be updated, drone regulations died here last legislative session after much community input. It was great to see the drone community here unite and come together in response to the proposed regulation which intended to ban all UAV…"
I agree with the researchers you spoke to about LIDAR being better in accuracy than photogrammetry, but the cost differences are what makes DEM/DSM generation from photos so attractive. LIDAR systems run 100K-300K which is great if you…"
"Yeah the white page seems to be a bug. A quick fix is to uncheck "Advanced Options" in the simple tab click "Accept", Clear that mission, Relaunch Survey Tool and now check "Advanced Options". That should bring the other tabs back from the white…"
Does anyone have experience with a Tetracam ADC-Lite? The Exif is getting stripped after exporting RAW files to JPEG from Pixelwrench. This is making it quite challenging to use with other programs outside of Pixelwrench.