Tj Bordelon
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  • Nashua, NH
  • United States

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Many years ago I used to build my own autopilots from scratch as a hobby. Now I work full time in drones at CyPhy works!
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Miss the days when you had to make your own autopilot from scratch with no open sorcery. Now everyone seems to be in the club!
Nashua, NH

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CyPhy Works in Danvers, MA is hiring!

Posted on September 18, 2017 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

10 years ago I was flying and posting videos here developing my own autopilots and autonomous vehicles. Eventually this lead into a full time career in drones and ultimately landed me here at CyPhy works! Maybe others out there want to do this for a living? We're hiring!

Cyphy Works is in Danvers, MA-- We're looking for Senior level software engineers with controls experience.  People who write C/C++ and make things fly. What better place to find you guys…


FreeSpace Autopilot Crash!

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 6:30am 26 Comments

I rarely crash. Maybe I've been lucky? I had been ignoring a bug for the longest time only to have it occur just as I was over the trees ready to land. There was no time to recover.

Toward the end of the video you can see the crash. The plane is trying to follow a runway beam but winds up oscillating back and forth and eventually tip stalls. The only thing that saved me from ending up on the roof of the barn was accidentally…

Super early demo of FreeSpace video overlay system

Posted on October 15, 2010 at 7:05am 3 Comments

Super early demo of my video…

Successful reverse thrust landing in 28+ mph gusty wind

Posted on October 9, 2010 at 7:50pm 14 Comments

Ever fly on days you know you shouldn't? Trees were swaying, and my gut was saying no. But I guess you never know until you try. I'd have to say that I couldn't fly in this wind. The ground track of the aircraft was so unintuitive, especially on landing. At times it was just hoovering overhead making minimal progress.

Days like this that really test your autopilot.

Anyway, this video shows my full auto-landing sequence, complete with the dive from 180… Continue

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At 7:57am on September 28, 2009,
Sgt Ric
Sounds great, but aren't you the same TJ Bordlon who worked for NASA and has sent balloons to the edge of space?

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