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Gimbal or no gimbal for aerial mapping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pascal P. Dec 30, 2015. 4 Replies

So I want to get my toes wet in aerial mapping and I have a question on camera mounts. The platform is a 350 sized quad running APM 3.2 on a Pixhawk. Is a gimbal necessary for still photos? Or will a…Continue

Tags: mount, camera, gimbal, Mapping

How / Where do I start with MavLink?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rnold Oct 15, 2015. 3 Replies

Ok, what I want to do is have the navigation lights and status lights on my quad display different colors and blink patters based on the status of the quad. I am running APM:Copter 3.2 and already…Continue

Tags: LED, Mavlink

 

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John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post 3DR Site Scan now comes integrated with amazing Sony R10C
"@Rob, So Ardupilot develops, improves, and PX4 can just read the source and try to replicate, yet it does not go the other way?? They are not compelled to release source code??"
Sep 10, 2016
John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post 3DR Site Scan now comes integrated with amazing Sony R10C
"Rob, but would they not be able to just look and analyze the Ardu code and port it to PX4?? John"
Sep 10, 2016
John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post 3DR Site Scan now comes integrated with amazing Sony R10C
"What has this come to??? Talk about biting the hand that feeds you!!"
Sep 8, 2016
John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post We've come a long way: US Department of Interior selects 3DR Solos, which got their start right here
"Oh, and what future products do you guys have coming out??"
Aug 25, 2016
John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post We've come a long way: US Department of Interior selects 3DR Solos, which got their start right here
"OK, SO how long do you think Solo will stay available and updated?"
Aug 25, 2016
John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post We've come a long way: US Department of Interior selects 3DR Solos, which got their start right here
"So if I am getting the vibe right, there will be Solos running some sort of PX4 hardware. And only for Enterprise customers? I can understand the PX4, but dropping the customer base??"
Aug 25, 2016
John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post DIY Drones at 79,000 members -- time to move to a new platform?
"I throw this out for consideration. If users are trending to blogs more than forums, not sure I believe that, but either way , you might want to give Drupal a look. It's a very robust Content Management System, (CMS). It supports multi user…"
Jul 6, 2016
John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Using the new geofencing feature with the 3DR Solo
"Ok, last one. Since I am on both sides of the consumer/enterprise fence. (looking at Solo for mapping solutions, and will be getting my Part 107 ASAP) Will 3DR be using the same hardware (shell, batteries, motor pods, etc) in their enterprise…"
Jul 6, 2016
John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Using the new geofencing feature with the 3DR Solo
"OK, thank you. a little more: Does 3DR plan to keep selling consumer grade AP/AV quadcopters, or once existing stock is gone, Solo is done? I think many, including myself, would eventually like to see a version 2. Maybe larger, better flight…"
Jul 6, 2016
John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Using the new geofencing feature with the 3DR Solo
"Chris A, Thanks for the update, and I do hope all the features do make it to Android. but I do have a few questions, if you have some time. 1) What is the future of Solo? Myself and many others would like to know. not speakig for them, but I love…"
Jul 6, 2016
John added a discussion to the group 3DR SOLO
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Connection issues with Solo and Tower and Mission Planner

Hey everyone,Up until 3/17/16 I was able to connect to Solo with Mission Planner to download the dataflash logs. I have several other APM/Pix based copters and like to keep the logs in the same format, to compare and look for issues. Anyway, recently I am having issues with this. I can connect to Mission Planner, however it hangs up when I go to download the Dataflash logs.I was also able to connect using Tower to plan missions and use that app to make other changes, now it seems that app…See More
Mar 25, 2016
John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Sony/3DR announce new Enterprise camera for Solo
"@Chris,  Will the camera be on a fixed mount or a new gimbal??"
Mar 7, 2016
John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Sony/3DR announce new Enterprise camera for Solo
"Any benefit to 'high voltage' lipos?"
Mar 7, 2016
John commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Sony/3DR announce new Enterprise camera for Solo
"Will the Solo be getting longer flight times for these industrial applications?"
Mar 7, 2016
John replied to Philip's discussion What is Pixhawk 2? in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"Would this be a direct replacement for the Solo as well??"
Feb 18, 2016
John replied to Aussie in AZ's discussion 3DR telemetry no longer supported by 3DR....options?
"Have you flown a Solo, how many flights/hours?"
Feb 1, 2016

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Mechanical Engineer working for a Utility Company.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Multis, Fixed wing, FPV, Mapping
Hometown:
Carmel, NY

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