Tom Rearick
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Valid values for Mavlink SCALED_PRESSURE

I have a raspberry pi reading mavlink messages from a pixhawk. When I read SCALED_PRESSURE I get hPa values around 490  - less than half of what I would expect - and a temperature around 4834 in cdegC - seems warm to me. This is consistent with what is shown in Mission Planner (see below). Is this normal or is my barometer on the fritz? I am trying to calculate my own altitude like AP_Baro::get_altitude_difference but in a companion computer.…See More
Mar 30

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Former aerospace engineer (GE, Lockheed), serial entrepreneur, software developer, caver, kayaker, backpacker, clawhammer banjo player. Currently founder/CEO of Microception, Inc, leading provider of interview room recording systems. Also husband, father, homeowner, beekeeper, blogger (, and airstreamer.
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Currently flying APM1 on 550mm HK quad with GPS, sonar, compass, and 3DR radio. Also fly KK2 on Turnigy Talon quad and CC3D on RC Explorer type tri. Have just received FPV hardware.
Roswell, GA (Atlanta burb)

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Drones Make Love Not War

Posted on November 7, 2015 at 6:00pm 7 Comments

I have two hobbies: beekeeping and building/flying multirotors or drones. There is rarely any overlap between the two but recently I have noticed a spate of YouTube videos with titles such as:


Wire Legs for Multirotors

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 8:00pm 2 Comments

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At 1:53pm on February 24, 2013, Gary McCray said…

At 1:52pm on February 24, 2013, Gary McCray said…

Hi Tom, re your vibration control info or any other documentation,

for now just send it to me at:

Ill review it an post what I can.

Eventually, the 3DR team will get there new Wiki stuff going and hopefully the process will be a little bit more straight forward then.

Right Now, its kind of up in the air.

Thank you for contributing,

Gary McCray

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