Ronald Pandolfi
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Routers for Mission Planner Tracker

Started Mar 3, 2017 0 Replies

I have been experimenting with various routers for a 5GHz Mission Planner tracker. Most have only built in antenna. ROQOS makes a router for just this application with two SMA connectors for external…Continue

 

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Ronald Pandolfi replied to hassaan's discussion ESC and FC for quadcopter drone
"There are many ESCs to choose from, and nearly all will be fine for a first time builder. Select an ESC of appropriate voltage and amperage that operates on BlHeli Firmware and has an easy to use USB linker so you can install current firmware and…"
Jun 22
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Joel McCoy's discussion Building a Drone from scratch
"In general, 3d printing a drone body is a poor idea unsless you are not poor. You can get good results from SLS 3d printing nylon with glass or carbon fiber fill, or from high end FDM printers with special materials. Otherwise you are better off…"
Jun 19
Ronald Pandolfi replied to al's discussion Can someone recommend a hexacopter frame and build instructions
"Indeed the Tarot FY690S is an excellent frame (https://www.banggood.com/Tarot-FY690S-Full-6-Axis-Folding-Rack-Carbon-Fiber-Frame-TL68C01-p-86635.html?akmClientCountry=America&cur_warehouse=CN) It sets up nicely at 4S or 6S. You can purchase 3508…"
Mar 2
Ronald Pandolfi replied to al's discussion Can someone recommend a hexacopter frame and build instructions
"Hi Al, You can purchase an F550 hexacopter kit through Kashmir World Foundation. This is a good quality kit that comes with rather detailed instructions. It is intended as a research aircraft for deep learning applied to camera and other data sets.…"
Mar 1
Ronald Pandolfi posted a status
"Skywalker EVE-2000 Kit ESC - Please respond if you have determined the make/model of ESC included with the Skywalker EVE-2000 kit."
Oct 3, 2017
Ronald Pandolfi commented on Ronald Pandolfi's blog post Installing APM Planner 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04LTS
"This is a rather old script. Since then the installation of APM Planner 2.0 in most Linux flavors has been simplified. Try installing using thttp://ardupilot.org/planner2/docs/installation-for-linux.html#installation-for-linux"
Jul 28, 2017
HawkEye UAS commented on Ronald Pandolfi's blog post Installing APM Planner 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04LTS
"Hi, I was running the script provided and it execuited flawlessly until this point: (Reading database ... 268888 files and directories currently installed.)Preparing to unpack apmplanner.deb ...Unpacking apmplanner2 (2.0.15-7-gd94637c) ...dpkg:…"
Jul 28, 2017
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Richard Morrissey's discussion Building a Drone for ecology work.
"When we are thinking of taking on a new challenge, we often engage in a fact finding mission. You could do the same by joining one of our teams in operating drones for conservation or counter poaching."
Jul 27, 2017
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Richard Morrissey's discussion Building a Drone for ecology work.
"At Kashmir World Foundation, we help people design, build, operate, and maintain drones for ecology, conservation, and counter poaching applications. You will have a drone that you can customize and optimize for your application."
Jul 20, 2017
Ronald Pandolfi posted a discussion

Routers for Mission Planner Tracker

I have been experimenting with various routers for a 5GHz Mission Planner tracker. Most have only built in antenna. ROQOS makes a router for just this application with two SMA connectors for external antenna.See More
Mar 3, 2017
Ronald Pandolfi posted a status
"Testing WiFi Routers for ease and quality of 5GHz links to aircraft and discovered the ROQOS to be extremely capable with external antenna."
Mar 3, 2017
Ronald Pandolfi posted a status
"Is there a simple device for reading PWM output?"
Feb 24, 2017
Ronald Pandolfi commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post How to setup a Mission Planner HD-Video HUD using GStreamer and Mission Planner plugins
"Only way I know how to make it work is if you have an IP address and Port for the stream. Then use this form:  http://10.0.0.39:9090/stream/video.mjpeg Once nice thing about the uv4l streaming server is several people or computers can monitor…"
Feb 13, 2017
Ronald Pandolfi commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post How to setup a Mission Planner HD-Video HUD using GStreamer and Mission Planner plugins
"Streaming Video from Raspicam to web using UV4L Driver   Step 1: Material - Raspberry Pi or Odroid-W Running Raspbian - Raspicam - Router - Ethernet Cable or wireless usb card - Windows Computer - USB Keyboard and Mouse - HDMI…"
Feb 12, 2017
Ronald Pandolfi commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post How to setup a Mission Planner HD-Video HUD using GStreamer and Mission Planner plugins
"There are many options for streaming video in the native Mission Planner. We set up a Raspberry Pi as uv4l streaming server onboard the aircraft. You can view/save the stream on your GCS via VLC Player, in Mission Planner, over any Android device,…"
Feb 12, 2017
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Andreas Bruun Okholm's discussion 3DR Telemetry - always Bootloader
"Thanks for including the photo. If you can send the photo to Andy Vo at Thanksbuyer (thanksbuyer@aol.com) he will attempt to negotiate a fix with the manufacturer. These radios have been shipped all over the world in 433 and 915 MHz variants, and…"
Feb 4, 2017

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About Me:
Director of Technology Assisted Counter Poaching Network, a division of Kashmir World Foundation.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Interested in using UAVs for protecting endangered species.
Hometown:
Great Falls, VA

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Installing APM Planner 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04LTS

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 8:00pm 3 Comments

DaVinci Challenge

As instructional materials designer for the DaVinci Challenge, I need to provide clear and concise guidance on all aspects of building and operating drones including preparing ground control systems. With Microsoft as a sponsor of the DaVinci Challenge, I usually start by encouraging installing Mission Planner or APM Planner 2.0 on Windows, despite the difficult of installing unsigned…

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Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

The Wells Fargo Bank of Great Falls honored Princess Aliyah with a Community Partner Grant for her efforts in bringing the world together in a Challenge to save rhinos from extinction. Princess Aliyah is CEO of Kashmir Robotics and sponsor of the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge. Its goal is to…
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