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Navigation problem X8-ArduCopter V3.2.1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dries Raymaekers Apr 1, 2016. 2 Replies

Hi Guys,I am strungling with my X8 frame (3DR X8+ with ArduCopter V3.2.1 and pre-installed param). It was fine flying in Belgium, but after transportation to Peru I observe some issues during…Continue

Mapping with the X8 wing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plinio Augusto Jul 20, 2015. 8 Replies

Hi all,I want to share some of the latest results I achieved with using ardupilot and my X8-wing for aerial mapping. Below you can see a picture of the X8-wing with the ardupilot and camera (canon…Continue

Aerial mapping: first results

Started this discussion. Last reply by brakar Jun 1, 2012. 4 Replies

Hi all,I want to share with you the first results obtained with my Bixler-UAV. I had never flown a RC plane before but must say that this little hobby quite gets into your skin once you get familiar…Continue

Newbie - GPS question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dries Raymaekers Sep 14, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi there! After scrolling around for a couple of days on this site, it’s time for a first post. I am looking into building my own UAV, and this site along with RCgroups is a great source of…Continue


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UAV mapping in Ethiopia - Looking for Malaria Hotspots

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 11:30am 3 Comments

During our latest mission, we went to Ethiopia to map malaria hotspots. The idea is to look for small water bodies which in the dry season are a source for mosquitos and their larvae. From these hotspots, the mosquitos spread in the rainy season all over the region, and if infected by the malaria parasite can do a lot of damage to the local community. I have…


Workshop on UAV-mapping technology in Lima, Peru

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 9:30pm 10 Comments

In the framework of the VlIR-UOS-North-South-South initiative aimed at capacity building for developing countries, Latin-American and African Universities participate in a 7 day workshop on UAV-technology, currently being held in Lima, Peru. In this workshop organized by University Nacional la Molina, researchers from Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Cuba and Ethiopia…


Drone mapping in Peru

Posted on May 26, 2013 at 11:30am 1 Comment

University grounds: Above

Below you can find some results of a 4 week mapping campaign I did in Peru along with people from KU Leuven, Belgium and University La Molina, Peru. Images were processed with PIX4D and dronemapper. Special thanks to JP from Dronemapper for the good support and tips&tricks. I hope you like the videos!

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ArduPlane flies at 4500m altitude

Posted on April 7, 2013 at 1:30pm 17 Comments


During a 4 weeks mission to Peru we have done several UAV flights for mapping purposes. These included flights at high altitude over the Andes. The highest one was over the scenic “Bosque de Piedras”, at 4500m altitude, where we have mapped a 1km2 area in a matrix flight pattern.



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