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Great Falls, VA


About Me:

Chief Technology Officer for Kashmir-Robitcs, a division of Kashmir World Foundation.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Interested in using robotics systems for protecting endangered species.


Hometown:

Great Falls, VA


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Ronald Pandolfi replied to Nick Sorgio's discussion Holybro S500 Kit Information
"Hi Nick, You could work with an aircraft as small as an F450 or fixed wing as small as Nano Talon. Smaller the better for learning. Easy to pack, easy to setup, and all relatively safe. If you want to learn how to integrate DroneKit, OpenCV,…"
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Feb 25
Ronald Pandolfi commented on Fernando Villella's blog post NexuS UAV presentation
"Please share the cad files so others can try and/or adapt!"
Feb 14
Ronald Pandolfi replied to brayan's discussion cheap drones
"Depends on whether you are a photographer and want something to lift your camera, or you want to work with your copter and camera. If you want to work a bit, you might try and F450 frame built copters. They are similar to the Phantom, but much more…"
Feb 13
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Escobar's discussion Pixhawk Raspberry Pi Connection
"Hi Escobar .. People recommend what they find most useful, and for many people Telem1 is for telemetry and Telem2 is for companion computer .. The connection works just as well with USB, with a connection string that is identical for all companion…"
Oct 20, 2020
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Ash!sh Agrawal's discussion ESC for EMAX RS2205 2300kv BLDC
"HI Ashish .. You can "tune" ESCs via a BlHeli parameter set, but normally that would not be required to operate your quad .. Also flight controller parameter tuning should not be required for you to operate your quad. Go ahead and fly using all…"
Oct 12, 2020
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Ash!sh Agrawal's discussion ESC for EMAX RS2205 2300kv BLDC
"Hi Ashish ... it might be easier to ask questions by sending an email to info@KashmirWorldFoundation.org or Ronald@KashmirWorldFoundation.org

The "RC" port is the PPM RC input and the "SB" port is the PPM output. Zener diode is not required because…"
Oct 4, 2020
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Ash!sh Agrawal's discussion ESC for EMAX RS2205 2300kv BLDC
"Hi Ashish,

If you have Simon-K ESCs you will only be able to calibrate throttle. If you have BLHeli ESCs you will be able to change many parameters. For your application both options are fine.

For multicopters it is better to use ESCs that do not…"
Oct 1, 2020
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Ash!sh Agrawal's discussion ESC for EMAX RS2205 2300kv BLDC
"Hi Ashish,

I looks like you have a good wiring scheme.

If your power module did not come with your flight controller, check the pin order on the six pint connector as these are not always "standard." The existence of a red wire on an ESC does not…"
Oct 1, 2020
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Dan Anderson's discussion Pixhawk + EMAX ESC is a no-go. Best replacement ESC???
"Hi Dan. EMAX ESCs work just fine with Pixhawk flight controllers. It used to be that most people beginning with Pixhawk flight controllers did so with significant background with RC systems. Not so much anymore, so you may need some additional…"
Sep 14, 2020
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Ash!sh Agrawal's discussion ESC for EMAX RS2205 2300kv BLDC
"I took a quick look at the Flitetest forum. The posters attributed failures to hardware that were their failures to understand their hardware and firmware. For example the poster about Pixhawk 2.4.7 rail voltage did not have a clue as to what sets…"
Sep 8, 2020
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Ash!sh Agrawal's discussion ESC for EMAX RS2205 2300kv BLDC
"Let me repeat that the best advise I could give is stop reading posts about issues or watching YouTube gripes. EMAX ESCs are fully compatible with Pixhawk 2.4.7 and with all Pixhawk variants. If you like or have EMAX ESCs, use them. Some small ESCs…"
Sep 8, 2020
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Nathan's discussion Best Drone Localization Technique
"If you want to keep the vehicle passive, install infrared illuminators on your aircraft and an infrared sensitive camera. I am assuming you are very much cost constrained, so try a little OV5647 camera with near IR illuminators available from…"
Sep 7, 2020
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Ash!sh Agrawal's discussion ESC for EMAX RS2205 2300kv BLDC
"Not sure you would go wrong with any of those choices. Best advise I could give is stop reading posts about issues or watching YouTube gripes. In nearly all cases the user is the problem, not the hardware. At KwF we exclusively use Favourite ESCs on…"
Sep 7, 2020
Ronald Pandolfi replied to kayaken's discussion T4 MiniDrone 250: Newbie Bill of Materials question
"Tinkering is good, but not with frames. The frames are more critical than they appear. They must be extremely light weight yet also very strong and rigid. You daughter can use her CAD and 3D printing skills to make fixtures for housing the avionics…"
Jan 3, 2020
Ronald Pandolfi replied to kayaken's discussion T4 MiniDrone 250: Newbie Bill of Materials question
"Hi Kayaken. Printing your frame is often a bad start, unless you have an SLS printer. Start with an inexpensive carbon or glass filled nylon frame such as an F450. There are some good kits available that include everything you might need. "
Jan 3, 2020
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