Keeyen pang's Blog (28)

Dragon Link V3 Advance system connect to Mission Planner via Blue Tooth for Dummy.

Until now, the only way to connect APM or Pixhawk via wireless is using radio modem. Well, you can also use blue tooth but the range is very limited. It may be good for set up or so but certainly not flying if you wish to view live data. 

For long range FPV or aerial mapping mission, I use RFD 900 radio…


Added by keeyen pang on April 14, 2016 at 4:30am — 14 Comments

Camera Trigger and Geo Tag Images - Part 2

I have been using Canon S100 GPS for most of my aerial mapping work. It has been good to me as I do not require very high accuracy of the GPS location. My experience tell me that even with the small on board GPS receiver in the camera, my accuracy is always within 3 to 8 meter. Recently there are some request where very high resolution imagery is required and I start…


Added by keeyen pang on April 7, 2016 at 11:52pm — 7 Comments

Camera Trigger and Geo Tag Images - Part 1

The ArduPlane Manual had a good instruction on this subject. I would like to share my own setting base on Sony RX 100 IV and using the Seagull Map2 UAV camera trigger in my…


Added by keeyen pang on April 7, 2016 at 2:34am — 14 Comments

100 KM Mapping / Video conservationdrones

Introducing the new 100 KM long range Mapping / Video conservationdrones base on Skywalker air frame. With the new power system, the flight duration is more than 3 hours and range over 120 KM with 200 grams payload, typical weight for point and shoot camera such as Canon S 100 GPS on board. The all up weight of the drone is 2.9 KG ready to fly.…


Added by keeyen pang on January 11, 2016 at 3:30am — 42 Comments

6 Mode for Futaba T8J

Futaba T8J is a reliable and economical 8 channel computer radio. I'm using it exclusively for all my UAV, both plane and multirotor. Normally I only use 3 mode for all my UAV build. For Plane, mode 1 is FBWA, mode 2 is Auto and mode 3 is RTL. For multirotor,…


Added by keeyen pang on June 17, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

What a simple orthomosaic and DEM can do

Using Orthomosaic and Digital Elevation Model to create 3 D model is nothing new. But normally it will require lots of computing power and knowledge. Skyline's TerraBuilder and TerraExplorer make it easy for the average people to make 3D video from an orthomosaic…


Added by keeyen pang on September 17, 2014 at 2:00am — 15 Comments

FLIR Tau 2 revisit

A few months ago I fly a mission with a Tau 2 640 infra red camera. All the info is here.  The first trial prove that the equipment can indeed operate in night condition and we learn how to take off…


Added by keeyen pang on September 6, 2014 at 6:30am — 12 Comments

levelling the fighting ground

A few months ago we were invited by a Non Government Organisation to fly at a hill resort. They are exploring the possibility to use drone equipped with camera or Gopro to monitor the status of the forest reserve.    


Until recently, in the name of development and some “Unknown” reason, a lot of pristine forest has…


Added by keeyen pang on July 21, 2014 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

The power of Flight Simulator and APM. From Nothing to landing, part two

It has been our goal to find out how we can train a user with no radio control airplane experience to operate our drone safely in the shortest time possible. In our experience, all who come for the training do not have experience…


Added by keeyen pang on July 3, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Aerial video with DJI F550

During our recent mapping mission for S.A.F.E. project near Tawau, I brought along my DJI F550 equip with a Gopro Hero 3 black edition and Tarot T2D brushless gimbal to…


Added by keeyen pang on May 28, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Primary test with FLIR Tau2 640

Recently I had an opportunity to get my hand on a FLIR Tau 2 640, a 9 Hz refresh rate version with optional 25 mm lens. This is a 10K USD gadget so I am extra careful to handle the test and recheck my gear several time before…


Added by keeyen pang on May 26, 2014 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

100KM Challenge

Graham, Myself and the pilot Ryan after the successful 100+ KM flight

It seems to fly for a distance of 100 KM with our electric air plane equip with APM or so is a norm now a day. Someone even suggest to rise the bench mark to 150 KM as the entry level for long range challenge.

A few months ago, I gave it a try with my…


Added by keeyen pang on May 11, 2014 at 11:36pm — 23 Comments

Conservationdrones in Aceh, North Sumatra

One of the early drone develop by still actively fly in Aceh for forest monitoring. This is a repost video from conservatiodrones. It is good to know that low cost drone bring great benefit to conservation body. Thanks Fauna & Flora International Aceh Program sharing the video and I…


Added by keeyen pang on April 16, 2014 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

A new tools for forest restoration monitoring

( Our new Iris with video team from Al Jazeera Earthrise series )

Recently we try the Iris equip with Gopro Hero 3 in front to monitor the progress of forest restoration in North Sumatra National Park.

The beauty of…


Added by keeyen pang on March 10, 2014 at 8:00pm — 12 Comments

3DR Iris...Simply amazing

Talking about stability, how about this?

First and foremost, I have nothing to do with 3DR but is regular customer.

I order the Iris on Nov 2013 and just received it last week. After a few flights with it, I…


Added by keeyen pang on March 2, 2014 at 11:15pm — 6 Comments

Searching crocodile nest with new technology

Luke Evan, a Phd student of Cardiff University, England has beentrying very hard to look for crocodile nest for his research in the region of Kinabatangan river, the longest river in Sabah, the land below the wind in North…


Added by keeyen pang on February 2, 2014 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Landing In difficult area

Just a short video to share some difficult situation we are facing when flying mission in Highland area.

In this kinds of situation, you really need to use throttle to control the altitude and elevator to control air speed. The touch down point must be accurate to avoid overshoot which may cause damage to the air frame.

cockpit view of…


Added by keeyen pang on October 27, 2013 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

The near future of precision farming

I have been quite successful to perform general aerial mapping, producing othomosaic and digital surface model for our local plantation company. Our Skywalker base UAV power by APM is a very reliable tools for acquire aerial images. Currently for a typical mission we fly at 300 meter altitude and resulting ground sample distance is about 9 to 12…


Added by keeyen pang on October 16, 2013 at 2:00am — 23 Comments

Aerial mapping stitch by MS ICE

Recently Lianpin Koh suggest to me to try out the Microsoft ICE. It is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. The best part : It's a freeware.

Being just completed to map 20000 Ha of oil palm land for a local plantation, I have huge data set on hand to try out if it is suitable for…


Added by keeyen pang on July 22, 2013 at 10:33pm — 17 Comments

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