Kevin Hester
  • Male
  • Belmont, CA
  • United States

Kevin Hester's Friends

  • Alejandro Hincapié
  • Kevin Rauhauser
  • little lo
  • George Finlay
  • Josh
  • Jack Taff
  • Brennan Zelener
  • Harsh Tejwani
  • Geoff
  • Mike Knott
  • Willy Fernandez
  • angelo birrozza
  • David Pawlak
  • François Kneib

Kevin Hester's Groups

Kevin Hester's Discussions

3DR telemetry schematics?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wijoyo Utomo Nov 26, 2014. 3 Replies

Hi ya'll,So I'm poking around on my 3dr radio trying to increase SNR - I suspect I'm picking up a fair amount of noise from USB land.  It would really help to have a schematic.  I tried opening the…Continue

Andropilot - discussion for Android ground controller users/developers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Quentin Mayberry Mar 15, 2016. 835 Replies

Hi ya'll,The thread on my blog post is getting a little unmanageable.  How about we…Continue

Tags: Android

Minor problem building from source

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Hester Dec 25, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi ya'll,I'm planning on modifying the ArduPlane code for a recreational project involving hang-gliders.  I had no problem downloading binaries etc... but when I built the current master branch (or…Continue


Kevin Hester's Page

Profile Information

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Interested in developing on ArduPlane

Kevin Hester's Blog

Introducing Droneshare, the 3DR cloud flight and fleet management service

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 4:30pm 61 Comments

Hi ya'll. So we've been working away on the original proposal for a new much more flexible version of droneshare.  

Thanks to the…


Textbook delivery by drone in Australia?

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 9:30am 15 Comments

Or is it just marketing?  I have a hard time seeing how this works financially...

As countries around the world gradually lift regulations on the use of commercial drones, a new startup called Flirtey hopes to…


'Simpler' Andropilot 1.8 released to production

Posted on September 29, 2013 at 11:46am 27 Comments

Hi ya'll,

Thanks to Luciano Zanchi, Gary Mortimer and Remigijus this new release is now out to production.  

The main features compared to the last GA release:

  • Substantially simplified user interface (the sidebar now gets hidden by default in…

New major beta release for Andropilot

Posted on September 14, 2013 at 12:30pm 5 Comments

New major beta release for Andropilot (if reports from brave users are good, it will go out to the 'safe' general release in about a week).  I'm testing out some changes to simplify the UI - this release includes some of them.  Here's a 'picture' of the new code:…


Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 1:48pm on June 15, 2013, Doug Bright said…

Sweet. This is for Gaggle too. I got my glider rating a little over a year ago and have been looking for something exactly like that. Everyone at the field was still using software running on Compaq iPaqs and HP Jornadas. 

Also, I saw you built an RV-7 as well. You certainly are prolific!


At 7:44pm on June 16, 2013,
Kevin Hester

super cool!  thanks!  

At 3:12am on July 16, 2013, mP1 said…

I just tried your site, and the sample flight is somebody literally a 10 minute drive down the river :) Small world.

At 1:13am on December 30, 2013, Willy Fernandez said…

Hi Kevin,

Thanks... I tested auto takeoff, Guided and Land successfully. In fact, i was arming and disarming my quad through the Adropilot. Anyway, i still use my Futaba radio to raise the throttle to about 1/4 to be able to do auto take off. Is there a way to fly the quad totally using the Andropilot? Here's the link to the Youtube video that i made...

best regards



At 6:05pm on July 1, 2014, Willy Fernandez said…

Hi Kevin,

I upgraded my copter  to the AC3.2 rc2 firmware.  Now, i have problem with spline waypoints since Andropilot doesn't show spline waypoints. Will it be integrated to the Andropilot?  I have been using Andropilot for aerial survey of banana plantations here in the Philippines on fully autonomous flight covering large areas.  Thanks Kevin for your support.  Best regards.

At 4:05pm on July 30, 2014, Michael Bishton said…


I've been away from this for a while. Want to get back into it. Hope it's not to late to find out you used ardupilot for his challenger.

Regards, Michael

You need to be a member of DIY Drones to add comments!

Join DIY Drones



Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

© 2019   Created by Chris Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service