Andrew Van Der Plaats
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  • North Fort Myers, FL
  • United States

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FAA Announces GPS interruptions in SW USA

Started Jun 8, 2016 0 Replies

FAA AnnouncmentAccording to a notice posted on GIZMODO today the FAAannounced that…Continue

Tags: GPS, FAA

Drones provide terrorists with Air Force

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graham Dyer Sep 5, 2014. 3 Replies


Help keep FPV free in Oregon

Started this discussion. Last reply by S Dalas Mar 6, 2013. 1 Reply

Good day everyone,Please view this link and sign a letter we are sending to the Senatorsof Oregon in reply to the legislative rule...…Continue

Face Recognition sample.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Castillonis Aug 26, 2011. 1 Reply

The Vancouver Canucks Fan Zone along Georgia St. for Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finalwas captured at 5:46 pm on June 15, 2011. It is made up of 216 photos (12 across by 18 down)stitched together,…Continue

Tags: stitching, photo, recognation, face


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About Me:
retired, looking for something challenging to take up spare time.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Would like to see if if I can learn to fly an RC plane first, then hope to build something with which I can feed video back from in real time.
Fort Myers

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Sky Sapience Delivers Pre-Production Hovermast to the IDF

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 6:30am 28 Comments

Sky Sapience Delivers pre-Production Hovermast to IDF

Hovermast answers the requirement for rapid and timely intelligence gathering at the tactical echelon. The system employs a sophisticated, electrically powered platform using a main lift fan and four stabilizing rotors, maintaining the platform in flight, hovering and maintaining stable line of sight with a…


NASA Develops ACAT Auto-GCAS Smart Phone App

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 3:20am 0 Comments

NASA Develops ACAT Auto-CGAS Smart Phone App



A small hobby-type radio-controlled model aircraft is being transformed into a

high-tech flight research…


International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) Mission 6 Description

Posted on August 9, 2011 at 4:00am 4 Comments

International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) Mission 6 Description

video clip.…


Maveric Details

Posted on May 28, 2011 at 9:30am 8 Comments


here's some footage which highlights the features found on the

'Maveric', which was on display at the recent SOFIC 2011 event,

which was held in Tampa, FL. SOFLIC stands for "SpecialOperation

Forces Industry Concerence.


The Maveric has a flexible monolithic wing made from carbon…


Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 12:47pm on September 1, 2010,
crystal garris
is that an old cessna bird dog in your profile pic ? love the old planes .
At 2:38pm on September 1, 2010,
crystal garris
A '44 t-craft ! even cooler then i thought.
At 4:54pm on September 1, 2010, Andrew Van Der Plaats said…

Here's a better shot of the plane. We hired the owner/pilot 3 years ago to come to an event held each June
in NE OK called Oklahoma D-Day. He flew a racetrack pattern over the site of the event site at about 1,000'.
Site measures over 800 acres. As he flew we had our observer sending radio reports on our opponents positions. It's how effective this was that has prompted me to look into what it would take to send live video back to our TOC (Tactical Operations Center) from a RC drone.
At 8:07am on January 26, 2011, Papa Jeff said…

Between the Reaper and the new Raven UAV's, I am enjoying the builds and

look forward to all the help that you and the other DIY crew can give me with

your experience. 

Raven -

Reaper -

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