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Another article about peaceful use of drone technology in the NY Times

Seems as though the ratio of articles about peaceful, productive use of UAS technology to fearful, war themed, police state articles is running about 1 to 10.   This one takes the time to interview people that have ideas about using them for good purposes.…


Added by John OBrien on March 19, 2013 at 12:53pm — 3 Comments

99 cent Ublox Container

Found a neat little plastic box at "The Container Store" for 99 cents.  Fits the UBlox LEA 6H in width and height perfectly.  May need to stuff a foam spacer on the length wise side.  Just tried it in the backyard and the GPS got a fix in about 30 seconds - the plastic cover is not adversely affecting the…


Added by John OBrien on December 26, 2012 at 11:06pm — 3 Comments

Finally Got the maiden flight of APM 2.5+ done

I waited until I was able to get the Bixler Chassis installed before I went out on a flight with my APM 2.5+.  Once I turned it on, the uBlox got position really fast.  It was really windy today.  I took off in manual mode, flipped the switch to "Stabilize" and it leveled off like a champ.   I alternated between Manual and Stabilize for a while, then I switched to RTL and it performed perfectly!  Really glad I got the Chassis, because it made attaining the CG super simple. …


Added by John OBrien on December 24, 2012 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments


Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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