Hunter Parris
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Software Help for Rangefinder-based Geolocation Algorithms and OSD Displays

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rui Costa Dec 10, 2014. 5 Replies

I am working on a project that consists of taking an OEM laser rangefinder and an HD camera with OSD to accurately geolocate objects on the ground by running a series of algorithms.  The overal goal…Continue

Tags: scripting, GPS, MAVLink, OSD, arduplane

Unable to translate Communication Protocol

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hunter Parris Feb 24, 2013. 2 Replies

I have been trying to decipher the protocol I get when connected to my APM 2.5.  I originally saw this when I opened up the terminal in Mission Planner to analyze the MAVLink.  After that I opened…Continue

Tags: Encryption, MavLink

SITL with X-Plane

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Ure Jan 13, 2015. 4 Replies

I'm wondering if it is possible to use SITL with X-Plane instead of the other sims in the tutorial.  I'm awaiting my APM 2.5 and want to try out the APM on a UAV that I created in PlaneMaker.  I'm…Continue


Xbee PRO XSC and Xtend 900 for Telemetry/RC Control with ArduPilot APM 2.0

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bertrand Duchiron Mar 11, 2012. 2 Replies

I know there have been several threads related to this but I have no found a definitive build log or instruction.  I'm designing a UAV and weighing my options for autopilot, telemetry, and OSD.…Continue


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About Me:
I am a former U.S. Army Soldier and government contractor. I have always been fascinated with technology. I study, research and implement technologies every chance I get.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
My plan is to build a fully functional UAV that goes beyond the scope of hobbyist but eventually crosses over into commercial applications.
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Overlaying GPS Coordinates for Camera Crosshairs

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 2:30am 35 Comments

Hey Guys!

I am working on a project to allow us to implement GPS coordinates for the location of the crosshairs of a PTZ camera, other wise known as Geo-pointing.  This will essentially give us the LAT/LONG of what we are looking at.  

I have found several methods to do this, but I'm looking for the simplest way but accurate as possible.  I am fairly new…


Telemetry/Video over 4G/LTE Cellular link for Beyond-LOS Flight

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 8:42pm 22 Comments

I have a thought to use cellular technology to pipe video and data over a UDP connection.  This is nothing, however, I haven't seen a lot of support for the usage of 4G/LTE which allows up to 100mbps speeds.  Has anyone ever read up on this pico board?  I'ts available from  The same place I received my mini-PC for my GCS.

I had this idea…


Ubiquiti XR9 XtremeRange 900MHz Embedded Radio module

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 9:47pm 14 Comments



I came across this while researching wireless solutions and seems very possible to create a long range WiFi connection between the GCS and aircraft using an onboard micro computer.

These are the specs that the company boasts:


Processor Specs: Atheros,…


Relatively Inexpensive Thermal Imaging Gimbal M1D Micro

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 10:00am 21 Comments

   After arriving in Texas, I've talked to several land owners who complain about feral hogs damaging their property.  I had a solution that would incorporate thermal imaging with a sUAS platform to track hog movement and patterns during the day and at night.  While doing research I came across this little baby,…


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At 4:23pm on May 16, 2016, jon c said…

Have you had any luck with the cursor on target implementation?

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