Sean Headrick
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  • San Jose, CA
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Trying to incorporate a delay between landing and takeoff for water sensor application.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Feri Ametia Pratama May 12. 12 Replies

Hi All,  I posted this over in ArduCopter User Group and got a few helpful responses but am still not havingsuccess. My goal is to land at specific way points around a body of water, like a lake for…Continue


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Feri Ametia Pratama replied to Sean Headrick's discussion Trying to incorporate a delay between landing and takeoff for water sensor application.
"Aero Hawk, Great, finally you've made it.. can you please share the final mission commands?"
May 12

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About Me:
I have been a cabinet and furniture designer for about the past 15 years. My wife and moved out to the west coast about 5 years ago. I got into RC with a coax about two years ago and found the ArduCopter project page a year later. There was no turning back.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am fascinated with the coming together of electronics and mechanics that make a multirotor possible. Add in the autonomous ability to perform tasks and take action opens up worlds of possibilities.
San Jose

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AeroTestra UAS supports University of Hawaii at Hilo in FAA approved UAV flights at National Park.

Posted on August 6, 2016 at 1:57pm 2 Comments

On July 18 2016 University of Hawaii at Hilo's SDAV Lab, under a COA from the FAA, operated multiple UAV flights over  Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park. A first since the ban was established in June of 2014.…


Drones, Robotic Rovers and Citizen Scientists Join Forces to Sample a Lake’s Biodiversity

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 12:43am 0 Comments

  About a year ago I first saw Ken McGary of Nerds for Nature present on the potential use cases for sUAV and ecological sensor data collection.

.Last weekend we ran the first in a series of tests to explore the feasibility of using UAV to test water quality. Over the past month or so this has gone from some drawings on a napkin to a proof of concept that performed near perfectly last weekend at a bioblitz at…


HUGO's Multi Rotor Prop Guards. What is the best approach?

Posted on July 8, 2013 at 8:00am 9 Comments


I have been working recently with the Robotics Association at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to provide the multi-rotor component of their 2013 Roboboat competition.

You can see some footage of the flight and…


HUGO flight tests with new GPS Decibal readings, Loiter, Stabilise

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 7:30am 8 Comments

I started  to document some flights wth HUGO this week . Here is some footage of "loiter" and "stabilise" flight modes.Also took some decibal readings from approx. 10' to 1.5'. The dB level never exceeded 95 dB. This is not a scientific test. I hope to show a comparison with open frame as a control and get some proper testing procedures in place. 

  I have been using a single axis gimbal for FPV ,…


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At 11:49am on October 23, 2013, William "Tesla" said…

Hi Sean

 Thanks for joining our group. Very nice quadcopters you have, they look robust and very clean. Feel free to ask me any questions you might have. Here are some specs on our heli autopilot which is capable of running various multirotor applications.


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