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Development economist who enjoys flying fixed wing RC planes(APM & Pixhawk). I hold a HAM radio technician certification and am a private pilot.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am interested in UAV applications in agriculture and humanitarian response missions.
Gouda, The Netherlands

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FPV Ground station integrating Brix

Posted on July 5, 2014 at 6:30am 6 Comments


Computer: Gigabyte Brix i5 4200

Primary video: ReadyMadeRC 11" monitor

Secondary video: Fatshark Dominator goggles

DVR: Lawmate 500EVO

Receivers: Lawmate 1.3 gHz (one tuned, one not)

Diversity: Eagletree EagleEyes

Case: Pelican 1450

Tripod: Dolica…


Tips & tricks: eliminating spaghetti with 8 channel ribbon cables

Posted on July 7, 2012 at 1:30pm 6 Comments

I am sure we have all been there; there must be a servo connector loose somewhere, you firmly press each one with fingers too large to press just one connector, you wondering whether the wires in each connector are well-crimped, you stare in dismay at at the spaghetti emerging from the APM. While working on my computer last week I…


Spying on Europe’s farms with satellites and drones

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 11:00am 7 Comments

Working for one of the UN Agriculture agencies in Rome, I thought this was worth sharing!


Bales of hay in Wiltshire, UK - file pic

Farmers who claim more EU subsidies than…


ArduCularis ready for take-off

Posted on October 15, 2011 at 11:30pm 5 Comments

After hours of painstaking work, weeks of researching and flying in airplane parts, and more money spent than I care to think about, I finally powered up my ArduCularis for a ground test today. The LEDs lit up, the ESC sang and the servos sprang to attention. A control surfaces test came out perfectly, flaps down, ailerons and rudder. The throttle and props pushed back…

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