This is the result of two years of intense work with major support from Diydrones without this project would have been impossible.
The results are a UAV to perform accurate flight plans in order to photograph large areas with the overlap needed for later processing by a powerful photographs photogrammetry program.
The project has been presented at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena UPCT with great acceptance.

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Comment by criro1999 on April 23, 2013 at 6:08am

Really impressed. Bravo!

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on April 23, 2013 at 6:54am

Nice work.  Which airframe is that? Looks nice.  Maybe it's just a model Cesna?

Comment by Dries Raymaekers on April 23, 2013 at 7:20am

Nice video and impressive work!

Comment by Daniel Portillo on April 23, 2013 at 8:51am

Thanks for your comments.

The model is a modified Mentor

Comment by Juan Carlos Hdez on April 23, 2013 at 9:08am

Impressive!

congrats.

Comment by Martin on April 23, 2013 at 10:40am

Nice platform and results. I am just curious, what do you mean by two years of intensive development? What is custom on it apart from the integration of APM into the standard model? It is not obvious from the video,

Thanks

Comment by Napoleon on April 23, 2013 at 10:43am

great work. congrats

Comment by Napoleon on April 23, 2013 at 10:49am

martin i dont think that mapping platform is an out of the box application.

Comment by Stephen Gloor on April 23, 2013 at 11:11pm

Do you have a written paper I can read?

Comment by Daniel Portillo on April 24, 2013 at 1:25am

Martin, we had to test many planes to find one with the requirements that we need. We crashed many planes in this process (Maja, EasyGlider, Ursus, ...) and learned to each crash to make a reliable plane. We learned to fly, build, some electronics, some aduino language, imaging process....
APM is a great tool but isn't a profesional solution and often have bugs and the hardware isn't shielded for electronic noise.
Sorry if seen like we developed code or APM PCBs.

Stephen, we don't have yet publications but all will arrive.

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