Stephen Rayleigh
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Problem Geotagging

Started this discussion. Last reply by Franco Marinelli Oct 1, 2013. 1 Reply

Yesterday, I couldn't get Mission Planner's Ctrl+F geotagger to work. I've used it many times before with no problem. No matter what log I loaded, it said that the log began and ended 05/09/13…Continue

APM 2.5+ GPS, Communications Failure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Meister Feb 5, 2013. 1 Reply

My APM 2.5+ won't connect on the 3DR radios or USB. For the past few days, I've noticed the HUD starting to twitch (+/-3 degrees) when the plane is sitting still. Today at the field, I had trouble…Continue

Crash in Stabilize?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Anderson Nov 3, 2012. 1 Reply

I crashed my quad today, and I was wondering if what happened was normal. I was flying my quad in stabilize, and I was flying it pretty fast. As I pulled back on the stick to stop it, I found that it…Continue

Joystick Gimbal Control

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brent Alderton Nov 7, 2013. 11 Replies

I'm having some trouble- perhaps I'm doing something wrong?I'm trying to control a camera gimbal I made with RC channels 6 and 7 out, using a USB joystick.  I'm having some trouble with the joystick…Continue


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Former UAS pilot in the army. Going to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona.
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Working on a UAS project for ERAU.

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Philippine Disaster Relief Mapping

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:30pm 6 Comments

In the wake of the strongest typhoon in recorded history, Swift Radioplanes LLC of Prescott, AZ recently returned from the Philippines, where they created aerial maps of the extensive damage as part of an open-source project. Shortly before Christmas, the team packed two of their Lynx Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and…


UAV degree: Colleges offer courses in drone design, marketing

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 1:47am 0 Comments

By MARY SHINN  Cronkite News

WASHINGTON – Stephen Rayleigh and Matt Lyon thought they were done with careers in drones after they left the Army in 2010 and enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.

Until they met Professor Ray Bedard.

Rayleigh wanted to start a club that would build and fly drones; Bedard had wanted for years to…


2012 SUAS Competition Results

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 9:24am 0 Comments

The results for the 2012 Small UAS Competition in Patuxent River, MD have been released.  The standings can be found here.

My team, Team Awesome from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University placed 8th in flight and 13th overall.  It's our first…


AUVSI Competition using ArduPilot

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 10:30pm 12 Comments

I'm the captain for Team Awesome, the UAS team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Arizona Campus.  We're headed to the Small UAS competition in Pax River, MD in five days, and we're using an ArduPilot 2.0 equipped airplane. This will be our first year at the competition. We're using the ParkZone Radian powered glider airframe, and the GoPro Hero 2 camera.…


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At 12:56am on March 29, 2014, Patrick Meier said…

Hey Stephen,

Just read about your good work in the Philippines and thought you might be interested in the Humanitarian UAV Network (which will formally launch next month):

I've added a reference to your project under the Operations tab.


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