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About Me:
Experienced model builder, and experienced in I.T.
You can see pictures of my UAV Devboard project here.

And videos of the project are here.

I have been writing software to capture telemetry from the plane, and plot it's "intentions" and resulting position in the sky. An example is shown below.

From UAV Devboard
This is the setup of plane, radio and laptop that I'm using for now.
From UAV Devboard

Pete Hollands's Blog

Flight Demo of Matrix Pilot 5.0

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 10:07am 12 Comments

This is a flight demo of the recently released MatrixPilot 5.0flying the helical Turn algorithms by William…


Drones are not ready for the mass consumer market

Posted on October 29, 2016 at 11:40pm 25 Comments

Unreliable. Dangerous. Unpredictable spinning knives. Accidents waiting to happen.

Imagine selling a lawn mower with no protection for the spinning blades. 

Class actions must surely follow against the manufacturers.

A Demo of MatrixPilot Helical Turns

Posted on June 20, 2015 at 8:30am 7 Comments

A Demo of Helical Turns with an EasyStar in HILSIM / X-Plane 10 from Pete Hollands

A few days ago William Premerlani posted the theoretical maths behind a new control algorithm for MatrixPilot…


MatrixPIlot Sonar Landing with the Logo Flight Plan Language

Posted on October 14, 2012 at 10:26pm 7 Comments


 Hi Folks, I've been working on sonar for a few weeks and I made 6 landings yesterday as shown in the Video above.

The detailed specification of the Maxbotix MB1230 is here.

The processing of the Sonar information to do…


DIY Drones T3 racing in Venice

Posted on November 17, 2011 at 12:55am 18 Comments

What's going on here? This is a "Virtual Venice UAV race". It's based on the DIYDrones T3 figure of 8 competition.

The screncast's purpose is to show how pilots can potentially fly their planes in different parts of the world, and then have their geo position and time base altered so that they end up racing side by side in Google…


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At 2:08pm on April 23, 2010, Vassilis Fotinopoulos said…
At 1:26am on March 17, 2014, Pawel Korzec said…


I found you on Wiliam's blog: reading that you developed scripts for estimating wind based on logs. Colleague of mine who is balloon pilot, ask me if he could use my arducopter for wind direction and speed. I would be more than thankful if you could share with me your script or advice how to develop it.

Best regards,


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