Carlsbad, CA

About Me:

Old, retired computer engineer and RC flyer

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I started a with the AttoPilot. Decided that the APM would be a very worthwile new project.


Carlsbad, CA

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The Old Flyer replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.0.1 released!

First - let me add my thanks to all the developers and to you Randy for all the great work you have done and are doing.
I have been trying to tune my HK Talon/3DR quad.  I got several good but short flights in STAB, ALT HOLD and LOITER…"
Jul 24, 2013
The Old Flyer commented on Chris Anderson's blog post APM-powered Conservation Drones at TED Global
"It is such a shame this capability and technology can not be utilized in the United States Airspace."
Jun 12, 2013
The Old Flyer replied to Peter Spero's discussion OSD for FPV
The Naza does not have any telemetry capabilities by it's self.
You should look into the "NAZA GPS + MAVLink OSD" at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1841246

This adapter takes information from the NAZA, converts the data…"
Apr 24, 2013
The Old Flyer replied to The Old Flyer's discussion XBee 'Bricking'
"I think I'll give up on the XBees.
Our first 3DR Radio 915 set worked well on its first test.  We will convert our other airframes to 3DR."
May 27, 2012
The Old Flyer commented on The Old Flyer's blog post Telemaster Aerial Survey flight testing with APM
"Eduardo,  I am not sure what news you want.  For a later result of out photo survey work go to:

May 25, 2012
The Old Flyer posted a discussion
We need a TRIGGER command for fixed wing aerial photography/survey work.Why?The current method of camera shutter control is start/stop only. (DO_REPEAT_RELAY, DO_REPEAT_SERVO don't work.)Start/stop control only works if the camera has an…
May 3, 2012
The Old Flyer posted a discussion
The .kml file below is from a flight on 02/06/12.  This flight resulted in excellent photo coverage.  (No magnetometer,  firmware version ArduPlane V2.28)Here is the mosaic stitched by PTGui of the 02/06/12 flightWe flew the same WP file, at the…
Apr 27, 2012
The Old Flyer left a comment for JP
We will be very happy to be a beta tester for your application.  I'll get the data together as soon as I can."
Mar 12, 2012
The Old Flyer commented on JP's blog post DroneMapper.com Update! MAVinci UAV Aerial Imagery Processed, Beta Update
Looking forward to trying/testing your DroneMapper Aerial Image Processor tools.  
We have non-GPS, Canon EXIF, .jpg images, .log, .tlog, and .log.gpx files ready for processing."
Mar 8, 2012
The Old Flyer replied to John Gates's discussion New cloud service for automatic mosaicing

We have pictures from several aerial survey flights.  They do not have GPS data.  Our database includes .kml files of the mission path (from DIY Drones Mission Planner) log files from the APM flight controller and .jpg images.

We would like…"
Mar 4, 2012
The Old Flyer replied to The Old Flyer's discussion APM 2 ArduPlane relay and camera stabilization?
"I added the Camera.pde (from ArduCopter 2.3) to AdruPlane 2.28 but there were compile errors.
I added UserCode.pde and UserVariables.h and got no compile errors.

I have not found the command sequence to address and/or control Camera Shutter A9.
Feb 21, 2012
The Old Flyer posted a discussion
I have made several successful APM 1 aerial survey flights.  (See http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/a-successful-apm-aerial-survey-mi...)  I am now ready to do the same missions with APM 2 but APM 2 has no relay. From the APM 2 wiki page, "No…
Feb 21, 2012
The Old Flyer commented on JP's blog post Our sweet little web based Aerial Imagery and UAV Flight Tracker with Ortho-Mosaic/GIS/KMZ Tile Builder. Beautiful Orthophotos!
Your service seems to be exactly what we need.
See my post:  http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/a-successful-apm-aerial-survey-mi...
We have 124 photos taken with a Canon SD1100 from 100 Meters, flown in an APM equipped Kadett.
The mosaic was…"
Feb 14, 2012
The Old Flyer posted a discussion
On January 9 my partner, Gus Calderon and I, completed a successful aerial survey mission that covered abut 900 Meters by 650 Meters.  The results was a very high resolution picture of the area.The aircraft:  Graupner KadettMotor:          Extreem…
Jan 13, 2012
The Old Flyer replied to Dom's discussion Arducopter wiki issues
"And me too.

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Dec 2, 2011
The Old Flyer commented on Jordi Muñoz's blog post Please welcome ArduPilotMega 2.0!
"How soon well we see the APM-2 wiki?
Great work!"
Dec 1, 2011