Max Silver

Max Silver


Published on Feb 23, 2016

Update and Happy Spring!

Well, this project has definitely taken on a technical life of its own. After spending some time learning to fly and figuring out the camera, we've come to the conclusion that the First-Person Vie...

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Published on Nov 09, 2015

We are FINALLY flying!

We've had a bear of a time getting the Solo to work with the Canon S100 camera we chose to survey with. The camera was causing magnetic interference with the flight controller, and the computer wo...

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Published on Oct 20, 2015

It's almost time to begin surveys!

So it has been a long and busy summer, but we finally have everything we need to begin surveying! This is the 3DRobotics SOLO, the drone we will be flying (without props mounted): O...

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Published on Jul 17, 2015

¬°We bought our first drone!

We are so SO excited to announce today that we made the very first purchase of the whole project on the *very* highly acclaimed 3DRobotics Solo. You can check out a promo for this amazing 'copter...

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Published on Jun 14, 2015

Thank you!!!

Thanks to all of your contributions we reached our goal today with less than 12 hours to spare! We are extremely excited to make this project a reality. You'll be able to follow along right here ...

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Published on Jun 11, 2015


As we head into the home stretch with this crowdfunding campaign, we don't have quite as much support as I had hoped. Zach and I talked, and we agreed that to help reach the goal, we'd donate our ...

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Published on May 05, 2015

The Current State of Salmon Health in the PNW

If you are wondering how salmon are doing in the PNW, here is a great overview from the Governor of Washington State's office:

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Reply to:Denny LuanDenny Luan
Hey Denny. We used a 3D printed mount plate that goes in the gimbal bay of the SOLO. You can check it out here at As for flight times, that is one of the next tests we are going to do. People with this setup ...more