Darrell Burkey's Blog (4)

Serious Fun

[ Peter Barker, Andrew (Tridge) Tridgell and Leonard Hall analyzing flight logs ]

Take three software developers, a bunch of flying robots, a windy day, some

coffee and mix. What you will get is a fun day of exciting flying just as

we did when Arudcopter Developer Leonard Hall visited the Canberra UAV…

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Added by Darrell Burkey on May 19, 2016 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments

Mapping Rural Australia

[ Walgett, New South Wales - Australia ]

Around here doing mapping with a Skywalker X8 isn't exactly news. Still, it's exciting when you finally figure it all out yourself and get to enjoy the fun of watching the plane fly over while taking hundreds of photos. A big thank you to everyone here that has gone before and to the…

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Added by Darrell Burkey on May 19, 2016 at 3:30am — 8 Comments

Mapping with A Flying Wing

I've had great success doing mapping with my Aeronavics hexacopter using a Pixhawk and Sony NEX 7 camera. But I wanted to start covering larger areas so I decided it was time for me to have a go at flying fixed wing aircraft. I started out with the excellent…

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Added by Darrell Burkey on April 18, 2016 at 10:15pm — 9 Comments

Flying with Linux at LinuxConf 2015

Ardupilot developer Andrew Tridgell has presented 'Flying with Linux' at LinuxConf 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  During his presentation Tridge connected to the running autopilot software of a plane being flown in Canberra Australia…

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Added by Darrell Burkey on January 15, 2015 at 7:30pm — 21 Comments

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