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Iris+ Converted to Fixed Wing....

Started this discussion. Last reply by DroneRanger Dec 30, 2016. 1 Reply

So, I had an Iris+ meet the ground a bit too hard and I decided to scavenge all of the parts and build a fixed wing!So far, so good! In fact I have had just as much fun (if not more) flying the…Continue

3D Post Flight Analysis & Realtime Monitoring Software

Started this discussion. Last reply by James holness Jul 8, 2017. 16 Replies

I have been working to implement a plugin for STK (Systems Tool Kit) for importing a flight log, recreating the flight, altering some sensor models to depict the camera and camera mode (i.e. field of…Continue

Tags: STK, Realtime, Reconstruction, Flight, MAVLINK

Set Flight Modes with Mavlink?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Tridgell Dec 12, 2015. 4 Replies

I am trying to figure out how to send commands through a serial connection to my IRIS+ to change the flight mode.I changed the modes with the transmitter and captured the values for 'Base_Mode' and…Continue

Tags: .net, C#, Modes, Flight, Mavlink

Can someone explain System ID and Component ID?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Bonney Dec 11, 2015. 1 Reply

I am new to this, but despite my searching, I can't find a good description of System ID and Component ID and how these are used with MAVLINK.  How can I know what these values should be?  Is there a…Continue

Tags: mavlink, componentid, sysid, compid, systemid


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Antenna Tracking - Initial Testing

Posted on September 25, 2016 at 8:00pm 3 Comments

I know that antenna tracking is nothing new, but I had to share my excitement in getting mine built and working!  My inner-nerd celebrated at the sound of the servo motors coming to life for the first time and I have been trying to perfect the pointing ever since.

My basic approach was to designate a position in the software…


Drone Formation Flying - 3 Drones

Posted on September 9, 2016 at 8:30am 1 Comment

I wanted to try and build on a previous formation flying experiment where 2 drones were used (see more about that HERE) by adding one additional vehicle into the mix, making the formation a bit more complex, and attaching some cool LED…


NDVI Capture & Processing - How Did You Do That?!

Posted on June 17, 2016 at 2:06pm 6 Comments

I wanted to share my experience with capturing and processing NDVI imagery for agricultural health indexing.  A preview of the end result:

First let me list some of the hardware being used so you don't have to scroll through this post to find it all!…


Drone Formation Flying.... Just Push Play!

Posted on June 15, 2016 at 3:00pm 5 Comments

I finally put some time and effort into an integration between Dronekit Python and the Systems Tool Kit (STK) software this past weekend.  My goal was to be able to plan a flight inside of STK, connect to my drone(s), and basically just press play to animate the scenario and see it play out in the sky above me!

The short of the…


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