Ronald Pandolfi
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  • Great Falls, VA
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Routers for Mission Planner Tracker

Started Mar 3, 2017 0 Replies

I have been experimenting with various routers for a 5GHz Mission Planner tracker. Most have only built in antenna. ROQOS makes a router for just this application with two SMA connectors for external…Continue

 

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Ronald Pandolfi replied to arnulfo avila's discussion Most important features for a power module ?
"As the conversation started from the perspective of "a beginner," I had avoided mention of Hall sensors and other special features. For most applications a low cost power module works just fine. The voltage and current sensing for these…"
Sunday
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Andres Moks's discussion OpenUAV open source fixed wing platform
"If you are using open source collaborative tools such as OpenVSP, Fusion 360, PX4, etc. I would be willing to assist as an advisor."
Oct 8
Ronald Pandolfi replied to arnulfo avila's discussion Most important features for a power module ?
"As a beginner, select a power module that is rated for your max voltage and current with power and signal cables matching your battery, aircraft, and flight controller. Should your needs become more demanding, you might want a power module with more…"
Oct 3
Ronald Pandolfi replied to AksarBhai's discussion Off Brand Ardupilot
"Hi Aksar. You are several years too late if you hope to purchase from 3dr. The company stoped selling hardware, but the 3-letter accrony lives on. You can purchase good qualty PX4 (runs either PX4 or Ardupilot firmware) from many online vendors such…"
Sep 20
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Joel McCoy's discussion Building a Drone from scratch
"I suggest you use ecalc (https://www.ecalc.ch/) to evaluate battery options. For small quadcopters you are going to need a battery that delivers high current with minimal voltage drop. Lithium polymer batteries provide the best option for small…"
Aug 7
Ronald Pandolfi replied to hassaan's discussion ESC and FC for quadcopter drone
"There are many ESCs to choose from, and nearly all will be fine for a first time builder. Select an ESC of appropriate voltage and amperage that operates on BlHeli Firmware and has an easy to use USB linker so you can install current firmware and…"
Jun 22
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Joel McCoy's discussion Building a Drone from scratch
"In general, 3d printing a drone body is a poor idea unsless you are not poor. You can get good results from SLS 3d printing nylon with glass or carbon fiber fill, or from high end FDM printers with special materials. Otherwise you are better off…"
Jun 19

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About Me:
Director of Technology Assisted Counter Poaching Network, a division of Kashmir World Foundation.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Interested in using UAVs for protecting endangered species.
Hometown:
Great Falls, VA

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Installing APM Planner 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04LTS

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 8:00pm 3 Comments

DaVinci Challenge

As instructional materials designer for the DaVinci Challenge, I need to provide clear and concise guidance on all aspects of building and operating drones including preparing ground control systems. With Microsoft as a sponsor of the DaVinci Challenge, I usually start by encouraging installing Mission Planner or APM Planner 2.0 on Windows, despite the difficult of installing unsigned…

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Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

The Wells Fargo Bank of Great Falls honored Princess Aliyah with a Community Partner Grant for her efforts in bringing the world together in a Challenge to save rhinos from extinction. Princess Aliyah is CEO of Kashmir Robotics and sponsor of the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge. Its goal is to…
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