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
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
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
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
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…Continue
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…Continue
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!
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.