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Clovis, CA


About Me:

Embedded Systems Design Engineer doing DSP and other audio/FM radio products by day, and avid UAVer by night.


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I made this: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/proof-of-concept-flying-the and this: http://www.csufuav.com with videos here: http://www.youtube.com/csufuav


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Tom Pittenger commented on sander's blog post The problem with airspeed sensors
"Nice to hear PX4 finally has an airspeed estimate!"
Apr 25, 2019
Tom Pittenger replied to Marthinus's discussion Advise and help needed. Quadplane accident.
"ArduPilot support has moved to discuss.ardupilot.org"
Apr 24, 2018
Tom Pittenger commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"@Luka Which open-source autopilot is it mostly based on?"
Nov 29, 2017
Tom Pittenger commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"@Luka btw, I think stock ArduPlane v3.8.3 will fly this and articulate the tilt-motors without any code changes. Worth a look."
Nov 29, 2017
Tom Pittenger commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"@Luka custom from scratch? That sounds unwise with open-source solutions out there with Billions of flight hours of experience. Is it based on an open-source autopilot? That would make waaay more sense."
Nov 29, 2017
Tom Pittenger commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"What flight controller hardware & software are you running?"
Nov 28, 2017
Tom Pittenger commented on Ersin Gonul's blog post Skywalker X8 Tiltrotor (VTOL) Aircraft
"ArduPilot FTW!"
Nov 24, 2017
Tom Pittenger commented on GliderUAV's blog post I built a thermalling drone.
"Great work, Kees! Weren't you working on this several years ago back when I was active on UDB development?

Bummer to hear the hardware availability is in flux but glad to hear the project is still going!

Have you seen the soaring feature in ArduPi…"
Oct 3, 2017
Tom Pittenger commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Dronecode announces new Dronecore SDK, shipping with new Yuneec H520
"@andreas ArduPilot support is coming soon..."
Sep 26, 2017
Tom Pittenger commented on hiroshi takey's blog post [URUS TEST] - First test Urus Protocol
"please define the URUS protocol. By definition, if it is a protocol then it should be easy to describe it in detail."
Jul 25, 2017
Tom Pittenger commented on Chris Anderson's blog post ArduPilot, PX4 dominate AUVSI drone competition
"@Andy,
I was the one who contacted Gary regarding the autopilot title showing both. It felt more accurate because it was an autopilot you used. You used two. uBlox is not an autopilot, the column lists autopilots with the exception of "Pixhawk mini"…"
Jun 28, 2017
Tom Pittenger commented on Chris Anderson's blog post ArduPilot, PX4 dominate AUVSI drone competition
"@Andy I see that the suasnews website has updated your column"
Jun 28, 2017
Tom Pittenger commented on Chris Anderson's blog post ArduPilot, PX4 dominate AUVSI drone competition
"@Andy Opps, I mixed things up there. I was actually referring to VCU's Aries regarding using the estimator. VCU is listed as using your own autopilot but your paper says you're using a pixhawk hardware with ArduCopter's sensor code and EKF. Can you…"
Jun 28, 2017
Tom Pittenger commented on Chris Anderson's blog post ArduPilot, PX4 dominate AUVSI drone competition
"A few of the universities have contacted Gary about their autopilot status. Seems Bringham Young is using ROSflight instead of PX4 too. However, they are using ArduPilot for their estimator system because ROSflight appears to still use DCM."
Jun 28, 2017
Tom Pittenger replied to CliffN's discussion need help understanding if we can rin it on a 2560 multiwii? in Telemetry over cellular IP
"why multiwii? It's not exactly famous for it's autonomous flight abilities..."
Jun 23, 2017
Tom Pittenger commented on Jack's blog post 3 difference flight controller types of flying style
"Lots of emphasis on the old flight controllers, without any mention to the new ones? Nothing Linux based? And why push the APM 2.x when it was depreciated several years ago?"
Jun 19, 2017
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