Gary McCray
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About Me:

I am the Owner and Author of these advertising-free informative web sites:
Now flying, rolling or under construction:
  • Hoverthings FLIP FPV Pro Quadcopter with Pixhawk, 14" props, KDE 515kv motors, telemetry, Sony AS100V Video Camera, Brushlesss Gimbal and FPV.
  • Custom CF tube H/dead-cat Quadcopter with Pixhawk, GoPro, Gimbal & FPV.
  • Hoverthings FLIP Sport Quadcopter with PX4.
  • ARF DJI FlameWheel 330 Quadcopter with PX4.
  • ARF DJI Flamewheel 450 Quadcopter with APM 2.5.
  • Blade 200 QX, Hubsan X4 and Estes Nano Quadcopters.
  • My design: Hanging pendulum style robot with 2 brushless 26" bicycle wheels.
  • Traxxas Stampede 4x4 Rover with PX4.

Professional History:
  • (Retired) Microcomputer Engineer, Hardware and Firmware.
  • (Past) Lead Editor of DIYDrones APMcopter, APMplane and APMrover wikis.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
  • Reentry into RC Planes 3 years ago.
  • Lots of PIC hardware and C and assembler programming experience.
  • Currently interested in Quadcopter development, robotics, 3D vision, environment relative autonomous navigation, Linux, Beagle Bone, Odroid, TOF cameras and LIDAR.

Hometown:
Mendota Illinois

Latest Activity

Gary McCray commented on Alex Williams's blog post Open source underwater glider
"Really great innovation and excellent execution.A truly novel design, high efficiency propulsion solely by ascending and descending.Seems to me this might be combined with one of the the wave or solar powered self propulsion boat methods for really…"
Oct 17
Gary McCray commented on eUGENE's blog post Is it possible to beat drone jammers?
"The simple approach is to set up for a full autonomous flight profile and remove all radio gear from the drone itself. Not sure if Ardupilot will let you do this stock, but you can modify the code so that it will. Beyond that I would suggest…"
Oct 9
Gary McCray commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Blimpduino flies again!
"Great job guys and definitely true, what we all wanted to do 10 years ago, finally here, long, hard, fun trip though."
Oct 6
Gary McCray commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Our DIY Robocars sister community in the news
"Both variants of the Donkey look like excellent platforms for inexpensively getting started in autonomous drive cars."
Sep 28
Gary McCray commented on tom hobart's blog post Download Simulator Game AWuAV 3015E drone
"Hi Tom,Cute looking simulator, but when you select download link you get this message This site can’t be reached http’s server DNS address could not be found. Using the recommended search I found this link which seems to work…"
Sep 13
Tom commented on Gary McCray's blog post Sony RX0 for $700.00 looks way better than GoPro
"mapping so important for the industry right now and so little interest by cam manufacturers still using s100, qx1 and a6000 same tech as 2015..."
Sep 7

100KM
Hein du Plessis commented on Gary McCray's blog post Sony RX0 for $700.00 looks way better than GoPro
"We need a good rgb mapping camera! Currently there are none!"
Sep 2

Developer
John Arne Birkeland commented on Gary McCray's blog post Sony RX0 for $700.00 looks way better than GoPro
"While I agree about 4K not really being a must have resolution  yet, you at least want something one step above 1080p to be able to do post stabilization etc. and still get a nice 1080p result. If they included 2.7K I would probably get one."
Sep 2
Gary McCray commented on Gary McCray's blog post Sony RX0 for $700.00 looks way better than GoPro
"True it doesn't do 4K recording, but personally I use 4K on my Hero very seldom and would definitely welcome higher quality 1080P, especially the high speed capability, What is may be more significant is the apparent lack of electronic or…"
Sep 1
Kevin Klemens commented on Gary McCray's blog post Sony RX0 for $700.00 looks way better than GoPro
""This time it's internal video recording resolution being limited to 1080p." Well, that's disappointing then for $700. I was thinking it may have been a better GoPro substitute for my ROV camera."
Sep 1
Marc Dornan commented on Gary McCray's blog post Sony RX0 for $700.00 looks way better than GoPro
"Takes nice pics by the looks of it. Video only 1080 but it does output uncompressed 4k video that can be recorded externally, So not much good. Maybe they can improve that with firmware updates."
Sep 1

Developer
John Arne Birkeland commented on Gary McCray's blog post Sony RX0 for $700.00 looks way better than GoPro
"Looks very promising. But Sony semi-pro products has a tendency to include some weird limitations to avoid competing with their own more expensive pro range of products. This time it's internal video recording resolution being limited to 1080p."
Sep 1
Gary McCray commented on Gary McCray's blog post Sony RX0 for $700.00 looks way better than GoPro
"@ B Garcia, I think you can stick in quite large SD card and get way more recording time than 5 minutes. And it is designed for very heavy duty use. It should work fine in a gimbal, I see absolutely no indication at all it is designed for stationary…"
Sep 1
benbojangles commented on Gary McCray's blog post Sony RX0 for $700.00 looks way better than GoPro
"Still, wishing for an updated Sony QX1 with usb triggering/pause/record/video out ,ho-hum"
Sep 1
Pascal P. commented on Gary McCray's blog post Sony RX0 for $700.00 looks way better than GoPro
"1" image sensor, same size as RX100 or P4P, just lower definition"
Sep 1

100KM
Hein du Plessis commented on Gary McCray's blog post Sony RX0 for $700.00 looks way better than GoPro
"Sensor size?"
Sep 1

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Sony RX0 for $700.00 looks way better than GoPro

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 9:04pm 14 Comments

The new Sony looks way more Pro than GoPro

The New Sony RX0 looks like a really Superior camera for our use.

Probably too much to ask to make it work in our old Solos, but maybe with a Cube - who knows.

1" image sensor and high speed HD and shutter and zero to infinity focus and  pretty much…

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Nvidia TX1 SE kit a steal at $200.00

Posted on August 17, 2017 at 8:50pm 14 Comments

Hi all, long time no post, but this is too good.

Those of you doing development want this.

At $200.00 it is 3 times cheaper than the TX1 normal development kit/board and the only difference is no camera module, but any USB camera can be used.

Not quite the poop of the TX2, but for…

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Fun for Christmas - Replacing a light bulb with a drone!

Posted on December 27, 2016 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

First - You need a lot of light bulbs:

A friend sent me this and it seemed perfect for a little Christmas cheer.

Sony FDR X3000 4K Action Cam

Posted on December 4, 2016 at 8:52pm 9 Comments

Hi All, Sony has actually given us something to think about.

http://www.sony.com/electronics/actioncam/fdr-x3000-body-kit

The Sony FDR X3000 Action Cam has 4K resolution, but for our use, the BOSS…

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Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 8:14am on February 13, 2013, Jethro Hazelhurst said…

H Gary,

First off, thank you for the superb job on the F330 construction page and wiki table of contents.

I will Email you the Image so that you can put it where you see fit.

Many thanks again!

Jethro.

At 10:49pm on May 21, 2013, Jorge Antonio Saldaña Rosales said…

Hola que tal Gary sabes el hadware que necesito para hacer mi drone Cooperativo

At 5:17pm on May 22, 2013, Michael said…

Hi Gary,

Just a thing on shipping rates (from your comment). I was also mad because of high shipping. I sent support an email and they shipped the parts for free through standard mail! I got it in 2 days ( I live on the east coast). There is a size limit though, can't go above 13 oz, but for small parts its fine. Oh and btw, when you email them, ask for Lorena, it may take a day or 2 more because of her work hours, but she's been amazing with shipping like this.

 

Sorry this is the only way I could contact you!

 

Michael

At 3:35pm on March 26, 2015,
Admin
Thomas J Coyle III
said…

Hi Gary,

Re: Fire Cape

I have been thinking about it, but have not decided to move on it yet.

Thanks,

Tom C

At 1:30am on June 29, 2016, Jerry Zhang said…

Hi Gary,

I have read your comments on http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/autonomous-camera-imu-based-localization-for-a-ar-drone-quadrotor?xg_source=activity.

I am a student studying on path recovery using Parrot Ardrone2.0 . Is there a way to use its intrinsic sensor to do this? Do you solve it? 

Thank you.

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