Rexburg, ID

About Me:

Im a mechanical engineer attending Brigham Young University - Idaho. I love anything with a micro controller. I also fly rc planes

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I'm interested in Autonomous navigation, I eventually want to build a quad copter to autonomously navigate an indoor obstacle course with pre programmed maneuvers, so it not only looks awesome, but is highly functional



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Rhett Walker commented on Gian Carlo M.'s blog post Homemade Lifesize Chinese "Octocopter"
"cool idea, but i might reconsider the cloth cockpit......."
Sep 1, 2011
Rhett Walker replied to Lee Williams's discussion Mission Planner 1.0.60 doesnt start
"I have the same problem and my graphics card is an ati mobility 9000 running windows xp. its prob just a compatibility issue"
Aug 30, 2011
Rhett Walker commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Awesome manned electric multicopter takes off, crashes
"it'd be cool to have an arducopter version of this magnitude; I think i'd want to sit in it as well =)"
Aug 27, 2011
Rhett Walker commented on Michael Springer's blog post ArdupilotMegaPlanner runs natively on ubuntu linux with the program mono
"This is GREAT! thanks man i can now run mission planner on linux"
May 17, 2011
Rhett Walker commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Hacking the Turnigy 9x
"I noticed the er9x page mentioned some hardware mods to make the ardupilot version work. is that strictly for on controller telemetry purposes, or something else?"
Mar 28, 2011
Rhett Walker commented on Chris Anderson's blog post APM 2.0 beta released!
"great job APM dev team, It's already loaded on my board =)"
Mar 11, 2011
Rhett Walker commented on Chris Anderson's blog post UAV-to-UAV midair refuelling simulation
"Wake turbulence is a big issue for planes. In a fluid dynamics class I took, we talked about a jet liner that flipped over while it was landing and was completely due to wake turbulence from another plane. I guess i never considered its effect while…"
Mar 9, 2011
Rhett Walker commented on Roman's blog post Dx6i interception board + rfm22 telemetry link + first GroundStation software
"I would love to see a mobile app like this for Android. Looks like you went the route of GS via lab view, am I correct?"
Mar 8, 2011
Rhett Walker commented on Denny Rowland's blog post  <br />  <br /> Hi Guys I have for some time been developing this flying camera, I say camera as this is a departure from the norm. Whereas most people make a copter that just happens to have a camera mount this
"Interesting concept Denny. So when you say your flying the camera and the UAV follows, your camera angle stays constant while the UAV maintains some kind of balance? you should post a video I'd really like to see what you mean"
Mar 8, 2011
Rhett Walker commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Willow Garage announces ROS + MAVLink + ArduPilot Mega hookup
"that's cool they're already integrating this with ROS. I wonder why MAVLink is limited to 8 miles? I know theres an Xbee module with a 40 mile range, but maybe it has to do with something else, like time lag, or maybe the signal gets garbled from…"
Mar 8, 2011
Rhett Walker commented on AndrewF's blog post ROS and APM
"I wonder if you could implement full ROS via telemetry and some kind of fpv setup for computer vision. You could even use the MAVLink protocol for in flight two way communication. Having CV on a mobile platform like a UAV would make for an awesome…"
Mar 7, 2011
Rhett Walker commented on AndrewF's blog post ROS and APM
"ROS is extremely powerful. It would be quite a feat to add this to the list of APM's capabilities."
Mar 6, 2011
Rhett Walker commented on Rhett Walker's blog post Flying wing on the cheap
"These little planes are awesome! true, they're probably not for beginners, but there's always some kind of learning curve with every new plane. if you go to the website there's a bunch more videos, namely one where a guy launches from his hand over…"
Mar 2, 2011
Rhett Walker posted a blog post
For those of you looking for an inexpensive way to implement your favorite uav platform, I found this plane called the Mugi evo (shown above). The plane is built from twin wall polypropylene sheeting and is very cheap to build. After seeing the…
Mar 1, 2011
Rhett Walker commented on Geoffrey L. Barrows's blog post ArduEye: Brutally minimalist (but quite fast) vision sensor using an Arduino
"That's epic man! I know what I'm getting for my birthday."
Feb 28, 2011
Rhett Walker commented on Chris Anderson's blog post APM 2.0 preview with Xplane sim and MAVLink
"That vid was totally awesome! good work guys, I cant wait for the 2.0 release"
Feb 26, 2011