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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

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FPV Ground station integrating Brix

Posted on July 5, 2014 at 6:30am 6 Comments

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 EagleEyes

Case: Pelican 1450

Tripod: Dolica…

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Tips & tricks: eliminating spaghetti with 8 channel ribbon cables

Posted on July 7, 2012 at 1:30pm 6 Comments



I am sure we have all been there; there must be a servo connector loose somewhere, you firmly press each one with fingers too large to press just one connector, you wondering whether the wires in each connector are well-crimped, you stare in dismay at at the spaghetti emerging from the APM. While working on my computer last week I…

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Spying on Europe’s farms with satellites and drones

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 11:00am 7 Comments

Working for one of the UN Agriculture agencies in Rome, I thought this was worth sharing!

Source:

Bales of hay in Wiltshire, UK - file pic

Farmers who claim more EU subsidies than…

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ArduCularis ready for take-off

Posted on October 15, 2011 at 11:30pm 5 Comments

After hours of painstaking work, weeks of researching and flying in airplane parts, and more money spent than I care to think about, I finally powered up my ArduCularis for a ground test today. The LEDs lit up, the ESC sang and the servos sprang to attention. A control surfaces test came out perfectly, flaps down, ailerons and rudder. The throttle and props pushed back…
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