About

Gender

Male


About Me:

Development economist who enjoys flying fixed wing RC planes(APM & Pixhawk). I hold a HAM radio technician certification and am a private pilot.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I am interested in UAV applications in agriculture and humanitarian response missions.


Hometown:

Gouda, The Netherlands


Activity Feed

Robert M commented on Patrick Meier's blog post Rockefeller Foundation Funds Humanitarian Drones Startup
"Congratulations Patrick, glad to see things are progressing well!"
May 22, 2016
Robert M commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Secret Service: Drone that crashed on White House grounds was being used recreationally
"On a more personal note: The word "moron" comes to mind..."
Jan 27, 2015
Robert M commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Secret Service: Drone that crashed on White House grounds was being used recreationally
"On a serious note: Does DJI (or other manufacturers) include a pamphlet on restricted zones in their packages? It would seem no more than prudent (and in everyone's interest) to include a pamphlet on safe and responsible flying. Perhaps an idea for…"
Jan 27, 2015
Robert M commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Using LIDAR-Lite to sweep an arc for sense-and-avoid
"I have been working on a design for my next fixed-wing incorporating the great new rangefinder. The inspiration came from a flight during which my plane dipped below a hilltop breaking my LOS. I luckily had good RTH settings which took the plane bac…"
Jan 21, 2015
Robert M posted photos
Oct 7, 2014
Robert M commented on Chris Anderson's blog post 3DR announces partnership with Intel on Edison for Linux-based companion for Pixhawk
"I saw some of the modules on sparkfun yesterday and was wondering when we would hear something :-) best of luck 3DR, this could open up some fantastic possibilities!"
Sep 12, 2014
Robert M commented on Patrick Meier's blog post Piloting MicroMappers: Crowdsourcing the Analysis of UAV Imagery for Disaster Response
"Terrific project Patrick! I work for one of the Rome-based UN agriculture agencies and would love to know more!"
Sep 10, 2014
Robert M commented on CrashingDutchman's blog post MoJ in The Netherlands starts tender for 'Protection again mobile systems'
"It is completely legitimate for authorities to want to be able to take out a drone at a distance. There are of course serious risks involved, but authorities seeking to disable a drone mid-flight will think through that calculation carefully.
I agre…"
Jul 7, 2014
Robert M commented on Robert M's blog post FPV Ground station integrating Brix
"Dear Daniel, SG and Hugues, thanks for the comments! I havent put together a build blog as yet, but I have been looking for an excuse to make one ;-)
I have been using the ground station for a while now and I have some lessons learned that may be of…"
Jul 7, 2014
Robert M commented on Robert M's blog post FPV Ground station integrating Brix
"Ciao, JC I did indeed, but it appears i accidentally posted a draft message. I'll finish it now!"
Jul 6, 2014
Robert M posted a blog post
Hardware:Computer: Gigabyte Brix i5 4200 Primary video: ReadyMadeRC 11" monitor Secondary video: Fatshark Dominator goggles DVR: Lawmate 500EVO Receivers: Lawmate 1.3 gHz (one tuned, one not) Diversity: Eagletree EagleEyesCase: Pelican 1450 Tripod:…
Jul 5, 2014
Robert M commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Testing laser rangefinders with ArduPlane
"Looks teriffic! I can't wait to test the 2 I ordered through the campaign. Any news on how to integrate these with the APM and/or Pixhawk platforms?"
Jun 27, 2014
Robert M commented on Bill Bonney's blog post Announcing APM Planner 2.0 RC1 -- the cross-platform GCS for Mac, Windows and Linux
"Terrific bit of software, will take it for a test drive in the Italian mountains today!"
Dec 28, 2013
Robert M posted a discussion in ArduPlane User Group
Dear friends, have a bit of a mystery I could use some help unraveling. I was flying my EasyStar II testing platform yesterday (FPV, Telem, LiPolice ESC/Engine, fiberglass reinforced) when the pre-flight check Gods bit me for having too much weight…
Apr 29, 2013
Robert M commented on Matthew Beck's blog post Pilot Spots Possible Drone 1,500 Feet Above NYC's JFK Airport... FAA launches investigation
"Whatever the case may be -and let's hope it turns out the pilot saw something else- if you are willing to take the risk of flying outside of LOS, find yourself a wide isolated area and for G*d's sake get yourself some aviation maps! Identify lanes,…"
Mar 5, 2013
Robert M commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Review of new EasyStar II for UAV use
"I've been flying the EasyStar II in Italy for a couple of months now and I love it. The Peramax engine is super and the ESC handles 4 servos, the engine and the APM without issue. The width of the fuse is the main issue I have, as it limits what bat…"
Jul 26, 2012
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