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DX80 flashlight flight test on a drone

Hi,

This is the follow up video showing a test flight of the monster 32000 lumen flashlight mounted on a drone (and remote operated via an ESP8266 wifi DIY solution).

Fore those interested, check my previous build video about mounting the DX80 flashlight on a drone :  https://youtu.be/LlmbdMtpSWA

Cheers,

Hugues

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DX80 flashlight flight test on a drone

Hi,

This is the follow up video showing a test flight of the monster 32000 lumen flashlight mounted on a drone (and remote operated via an ESP8266 wifi DIY solution).

Fore those interested, check my previous build video about mounting the DX80 flashlight on a drone :  https://youtu.be/LlmbdMtpSWA

Cheers,

Hugues

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Low current drain battery monitor with pixhawk interface (10 cell)

In-flight monitoring of total battery voltage and individual cell voltage is important for accurately estimating flight time. Monitoring the cell voltages during flight and operating load conditions help to predict battery health and cell degradation. 
We designed a battery monitor board to interface with pixhawk to read the cell voltages of flight battery. We will be doing a 50 piece production run of the boards in the second week of march,2018. Anyone interested in the board, please PM me.
Currently available battery monitors drain over 20mA and will drain the battery if left connected and very few monitors currently support over 6 cells. 
The specs for our monitor are:
Max cell count: 10

Active current drain: <5mA
Total sleep current: < 20uA
Sleep current drain per cell: <1uA

Interface with autopilot: i2c , UART (will implement other protocols if there is interest)

Pics of first version monitor

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Low current drain battery monitor with pixhawk interface (10 cell)

In-flight monitoring of total battery voltage and individual cell voltage is important for accurately estimating flight time. Monitoring the cell voltages during flight and operating load conditions help to predict battery health and cell degradation. 
We designed a battery monitor board to interface with pixhawk to read the cell voltages of flight battery. We will be doing a 50 piece production run of the boards in the second week of march,2018. Anyone interested in the board, please PM me.
Currently available battery monitors drain over 20mA and will drain the battery if left connected and very few monitors currently support over 6 cells. 
The specs for our monitor are:
Max cell count: 10

Active current drain: <5mA
Total sleep current: < 20uA
Sleep current drain per cell: <1uA

Interface with autopilot: i2c , UART (will implement other protocols if there is interest)

Pics of first version monitor

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Agriculture Drones: How Are Drones Being Used for Farming? (Infographic)

The use of drones in agriculture is the future. Heavy lift drones capable of crop dusting and drones equipped with multispectral sensors will change the way in which farming is done.

With greater refinements in drone technology and implementation, we will see the agricultural drone sector take off. According to Global Markets Insight Inc., the Agriculture Drones Market will be valued at $1 billion by 2024.

How are drones being used for farming? Check this Infographic from Dronefly:



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Infographic Provided by Dronefly.com

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