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Can someone explain how Overshoot & Leadin work - MP 1.3.38?

Started this discussion. Last reply by FireFlyer451 Jun 2, 2016. 2 Replies

I am using MP 1.3.38 and in the Auto WP / Survey / Grid Options there are various settings for:1. Overshoot[m] (this appears twice)  and LeadIn[m] - I would appreciate an explanation of how these…Continue

MP view of Overlap when using /AutoWP/Survey/Grid V2?

Started this discussion. Last reply by FireFlyer451 Feb 27, 2016. 2 Replies

1. I like using the Grid V2  method a lot. But is there a way to view the Overlap and Sidelap, and adjust them, when using this method of flight planning?2. In 'Grid' , and 'Simple' tab, there is a…Continue

Return to Home - Rover operations? Directly back or.... ?

Started Dec 18, 2015 0 Replies

Good afternoon,I am curious to know how RTH works in the APM Rover system? Specifically, if RTH is engaged does the rover try to drive directly back to 'Home'?  Or does it return by reversing its…Continue

Adding a new Camera and Lens to MP?

Started Oct 22, 2015 0 Replies

I found the file: cameras.xml  in the MP folders, but is there any documentation anywhere describing how to actually add a camera?  Or do you just cut/paste the XML and figure out the fov, image…Continue


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At 2:45pm on April 29, 2012, Knut Graf said…

Great - I will paypal you now.

Happy flying,


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At 10:22pm on September 5, 2012, Krischan Mitchell said…

hey im very interested in a uav for my crew and i here at camp navajo in AZ. we need a way to spot fires over the trees.

At 8:08am on September 10, 2012, FireFlyer451 said…


Are you Army at Camp Navajo? If so you might have other options to get an aerial observation platform. So let me know your position/organization. It matters to the FAA regulations I point you at. If not Army, you will have to follow the FAA regulations to apply for what is known as a COA (certificate of authorization). It is a painful, overly regulated process, but in the end you could have a flying platform for wildfire observation for somewhere between $5K - $9K . While not 'cheap', this can get you a very functional system that is easy to fly, maintain, and deploy. Don't be led astray by some 'commercial' UAV vendors selling systems for $40K and up. We/Fire folks just don't need that, nor given the FAA restrictions would not allow us to use that level of feature anyway. Let me know your questions, I can try to answer.

You need to start reading, educate yourself. Here are some links to read.

At 1:48pm on September 14, 2012, Jason Cunningham said…

Hey HangerRat,

You mentioned you are working on a fire service drone.  I'd love to pick your brain.  Do you know of any dept's currently using one?  Does anyone have an SOP for fire drones?  Have you done any trials with thermal imagers and/or Hazmat monitors?  I'm considering using 'hobby' level equipment as a trial for our dept. to keep costs down, is this a good idea?  What are basic tolerances for wind, battery life, temperature?  What method of data/video transmission would you recommend for real time data at Ground control?  How much skill/training would it take to fly competently if vehicle had Auto takeoff and landing?  If you had $5,000 to spend what rig and load out would you buy?  Thanks for the help... I've just started learning about this and I'm flailing around on line trying to get a proposal written for our R&D Committee.

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