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Never ending tinkerer and entrepreneur.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Always fascinated by both robotics and aviation, UAVs are the perfect combination of both. Awesome site, looking forward to learning a lot from you guys!


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Rigel commented on Joshua Ott's blog post Thirty Days of Awesomeness (#2): ISO9001:2008 certification.
"Never had any problems with my orders.  Keep up the good work!"
May 4, 2013
Rigel replied to Monroe King's discussion Optical/GPS tracking and antenna pointing in Team Prometheus
"Monroe, what are the communications protocols between the PC and tracker?  Could this be done with a servo based tracker?"
May 1, 2013
Rigel commented on Simon Howroyd's blog post Hydrogen Fuel Cell UAV
"Horizon has done quite a bit of work on UAV fuel cells.  You can check them out here: http://www.hes.sg/
They also sell kits...but boy are they expensive!
Have you found a cheaper alternative?"
Apr 24, 2013
Rigel commented on JP's blog post Free DroneMapper 2D Ground Control Point (GCP) Tool
"Hi JP, great progress as always.  One of the features you may want to include in the future is a way of calibrating camera lenses."
Apr 24, 2013
Rigel commented on Hex Air Robot's blog post making another HeX
"Hi George,  I'm just curious about your cutting equipment.  Would you care to elaborate a bit on the equipment you use?  Thanks"
Mar 5, 2013
Rigel commented on Stefan Gofferje's blog post How to get your first Arduino-based ground station project on the road
"Stefan, Excellent...this is a great help.  Thanks."
Feb 3, 2013
Rigel commented on Stefan Gofferje's blog post Just another quick technology preview
"Nice work Stefan.  Would you happen to have any pointers for someone looking to understand the MAVLink protocols?  I've gone to http://qgroundcontrol.org/mavlink/start to try and get a clue of how to implement it at a very basic level, but to be hon…"
Feb 3, 2013
Rigel commented on JP's blog post DroneMapper Signs Multi-Year Contract With The State of Utah - 1/17/13
"JP, it's been a pleasure seeing your business grow from its humble beginnings.  Keep up the good work and best of luck. "
Jan 28, 2013
Rigel commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Fabio Varesano, creator of FreeIMU, dead at 28 :-(
"RIP Fabio.  You were and still will be an inspiration to many of us."
Jan 15, 2013
Rigel commented on Manfred Dickgiesser's blog post Spectrum DX8 2 Switches 1 TX channel 6 Flight Modes
"Thanks....just on time for a new project!"
Dec 16, 2012
Rigel commented on Doug Weibel's blog post Proof of Concept test - Extremely accurate 3D velocity measurement with a ublox 6T module.
"This is very interesting and mostly miles above my head ;o)  Please correct me if I'm wrong, but if I understand this correctly you are measuring the doppler shift in the signal and comparing this to the know satellite position and velocity in order…"
Dec 2, 2012
Rigel commented on Chris Anderson's blog post iPhone transforms into a drone ;-)
"That was hilarious...I bet we're not that far away from it being a reality."
Nov 7, 2012
Rigel commented on crystal garris's blog post 12 bit absolute positioning of a continuous rotation servo using 32bit STM & arduino IDE
"Nice little chip...what kind of magnet did you use?"
Oct 22, 2012
Rigel commented on vis.asta's blog post quadrocopter ultra-long flight (141min)
"Care to share how you did that?"
Oct 20, 2012
Rigel replied to Dave Whittington's discussion How do you get Mission Planner to startup with the Flight Data windows in the position that you last shutdown
"I'll second that question.  My windows are all over the place and it's a nightmare trying to get it back to normal."
Oct 15, 2012
Rigel replied to Rigel's discussion How do you set gimbal neutral point and proportional servo travel?
"Well, after a bit of messing around here's what I've figured out:
Under the Camera Gimbal configuration tab in MP, the maximum and minimum servo limits should be used to set the range of motion of your servos.  Basically use these parameters to set…"
Oct 12, 2012
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