John C.
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Initial GPS lock error

Started this discussion. Last reply by John C. May 2, 2012. 1 Reply

RSSI feed from Dragonlink

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gábor Zoltán Jul 8, 2012. 9 Replies

Roll Error?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Pursifull Sep 28, 2011. 13 Replies


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Harish commented on John C.'s blog post Sequoia In The Wild!
"Hello @John, @NickFacing an issue with Sunshine Sensor LED not glowing. No idea if the GPS/GNSS and Sunshine sensor are working.  If anybody has faced a similar issue, please let me know about the solution to this. The same question I have…"
Aug 5, 2019

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Cheap Fixed Wing Mapping

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 3:30pm 8 Comments

"Ten thousand dollars?!?! It's just a piece of foam!"

If you've uttered those words, this post is for you.

We will not debate the value of quality or workflow simplicity contained in that $10,000. What we will do is demonstrate how to make a "cheap" consumer fixed-wing drone generate high resolution orthomosaics with a simple,…


Parrot/Pix4D announce 2017 Climate Innovation Grant

Posted on December 6, 2016 at 10:37am 4 Comments

It is amazing to see how fast our industry is advancing. Reliable, repeatable data collection is no longer the challenge it once was. Through the efforts of many of you on this site, organizations are now able to start focusing on how to leverage reliable data…


Sequoia In The Wild!

Posted on March 1, 2016 at 9:04am 34 Comments

Well, not the wild, perhaps the most mapped place on the planet; the Berkeley Marina.

(Disclaimer: I work for Parrot. I did this on my own time, and for my own knowledge and confidence in the product. I was excited by the results, and thought this group would be as well.)

I know many of you here are like me,…


DroneDeploy Co-Pilot

Posted on October 12, 2014 at 8:30pm 17 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to set up a vehicle with the DroneDeploy Co-Pilot.

The integration was two very simple connections to the Pixhawk.  1) A 6pin to 6pin DF13 cable from the Co-Pilot to Telem2 on the Pixhawk.  2) A 5v lead from the Co-Pilot to a 5v BEC on the…


Recent Solar Flare

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 1:30pm 2 Comments

This CME has the potential to trigger significant geomagnetic activity when it reaches Earth's magnetic field during the mid-to-late hours of Sept. 12th. NOAA forecasters estimate an almost-80% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Sept. 12-13.

May want to watch that HDOP this…


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At 10:48am on April 16, 2010, Pike said…
Hi John,
Did you sold out your RTF UAV ?
Let me know if it is still available.
Best Regards
At 12:14pm on April 16, 2010, John C. said…
Hello YCT, yes, I do still have it. I took the post down, as it seemed no-one was interested.

Let me know.

At 7:14am on May 16, 2013, Matt Gunn said…

John, you had told me that triggering the camera on wa points works, but Im am unable to get it to work. Is there any chance you could just describe to me the order of operations? Im desperate here, spending a lot of money and time building this mapping rig, but just cant seem to make it snap on waypoints. It does trigger through the MP if I select "trigger camera now" but not on the waypoint. Just a nudge in the right direction is all Im asking. I would be very grateful.


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