John Rankin
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About Me:
Photogrammetrist and president of J.R. Canadian Mapping Ltd.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
We are presently using a flying wing in UAV R&D. Looking to increase carrying capacity and flight endurance.
Prince George, BC

Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 12:06pm on November 22, 2013, Mariusz Kacprzak said…


I need to ortorectificate images and I would like to generate orthomosaic.
Aditionally I would like to create DSM.

At 3:02pm on November 22, 2013, John Rankin said…

Hi Mariusz,

The most inexpensive software I know of that does a pretty decent job is AreoHawk which costs about $5,000 USD.  You can also use a cloud service such as Pix4D (I don't think they are very good) or EnsoMosaic which is a bit better.  I do not know what they charge for their processing.

If you are interested we could process your data in our office for a reasonable cost.


At 3:04pm on November 22, 2013, John Rankin said…

I forgot to mention that there is also Agisoft PhotoScan which is only a couple thousand dollars but we have never had any success using this software.


At 3:07pm on March 8, 2014, Tony said…
He also replied me an email and promised to deliver the system. But no exact date is promised as he said. ... Really do not know how I should say for this. Only thing I can do is just waiting now.
At 5:47pm on March 8, 2014, Tony said…
What kinda of problem the planes have? I think that I will try my best expose the reality on the internet rather than just as warnning for him. Before I ordered his plane, I google it carefully on the internet and found no negative comments on it. So I think that exposing the reality will help others who are interested in his product. Of course, if he can improve the product and service I am also very happy to share my story to others.
At 3:53pm on July 22, 2015, Gustavo Guevara said…

Hi John, great to know you solved your problem now. In the only aircraft I get, it start well and the motor and ailerons work in my office, then when I arrive to the field, I try to start the plane but no connection with PC and a "bip" sound does,t stop, and no led blinking. I connect with Benjamin and he said no firmware in the memory so I need to get back the base with the autopilot, so now from the 6 systems I ordered only have part of one. I hope someday Benjamin send me the systems because it almost 4 month now since I make the order.

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