Kristaps Brass's Blog – January 2019 Archive (3)

Comparing Precision of Autopilots for Survey Missions - The Results


We’ve reached the final chapter in our series of articles in which we compare the precision of different drone autopilots from various manufacturers.

All drones were flown on a typical area scan route created using UgCS flight planning software and compared in terms of how…


Added by Kristaps Brass on January 22, 2019 at 3:00am — 7 Comments

Lightware SF11/C Laser Altimeter and [ultra] Bright Sun


In December we had a great chance to test the M600 Pro system with a terrain following module in sunny Peru!

In general, SF11/C works perfectly. There was one annoying issue: under extremely bright sun over some surfaces it can miss readings for a long time. Fortunately, a solution was found quickly: during the…


Added by Kristaps Brass on January 7, 2019 at 8:15am — 1 Comment

How We Flew A Winter Drone Show

First of all, Happy New Year to all you DIY Drones users! 

Shortly before Christmas, we decided to bring a childhood dream alive and create Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer using drones. We created and flew a 50 drone show and would like to share with you the footage as well as our experience. Without further ado, here's the video:…


Added by Kristaps Brass on January 2, 2019 at 7:30am — 11 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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