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L5 Tracking OAF

Started this discussion. Last reply by Salvador Titone Apr 13. 7 Replies

Hey everybody, this is my first post here.  I'm curious if any of y'all have recently purchased the L5 Tracking OAF, and if so, did you notice any difference?  I realize that we don't have a full…Read more →

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Salvador Titone replied to Kurt Rardin's discussion L5 Tracking OAF
"I have been using robotics for 20 years or so. I have used Topcon, Leica, GeoMax, Geodimeter, Spectra Physics and Trimble. I did not have good experiences with early models of the Trimble or Spectra Physics so I have stayed away from them. The…"
Apr 13
Kurt Rardin replied to Kurt Rardin's discussion L5 Tracking OAF
"Forgot to say, my current Topcon robot is a PS-103. All in all it's a good gun. I just can't wait for the day that I can hang up total stations and use VRS for every job...even the ones in the summer time Appalachian jungle canopy. Keep…"
Apr 13
Kurt Rardin replied to Kurt Rardin's discussion L5 Tracking OAF
"I've used a Trimble S6 and few different Topcon robots and I'm not sure which is my favorite. The Trimble is the smoothest operating machine that I've used, but I think you're stuck with Trimble hardware/software. My Topcons have…"
Apr 13
Adam Haywood replied to Kurt Rardin's discussion L5 Tracking OAF
"Im really looking to get into Robotics, are there any instruments or data collectors you can recommend to me? "
Apr 12
Kurt Rardin replied to Kurt Rardin's discussion L5 Tracking OAF
"Also curious, how many epochs are you averaging per shot? My normal MO is to set up, wait for fix, take a 20 epoch shot, reset RTK, take another 20 epoch shot, reset, take one last and then start inverseing... I haven't really done the math to…"
Apr 12
Kurt Rardin replied to Kurt Rardin's discussion L5 Tracking OAF
"Outstanding! Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I'm still experimenting with RTK in challenging environments, and right now I'm trying out the Topcon VRS network. My main enemy is getting a good 4G service in remote mountain National Forest…"
Apr 12
Carlo Alberto Birocco replied to Kurt Rardin's discussion L5 Tracking OAF
"Welcome Kurt! I'm working daily with full GNSS receivers (base+rover equipments) and I realize, the biggest improvements are consequent to the build up of the Beidou and Galileo orbital segment. In many sites, with a lot of obstructions, more…"
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L5 Tracking OAF

Hey everybody, this is my first post here.  I'm curious if any of y'all have recently purchased the L5 Tracking OAF, and if so, did you notice any difference?  I realize that we don't have a full constellation yet, just curious what sort of results you're now seeing, especially in challenging environments.  The overwhelming majority of surveying I do is in Appalachian jungle, but I've seen pretty good results from my Topcon GR-5 with just GPS/GLONAS under the winter canopy.  I feel like it'll…See More
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I am here because I am a.
Professional Land Surveyor
Surveyor Bio:
I’m the Forest Land Surveyor for the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests in Georgia.
Company
US Forest Service
Licenses Certifications or Awards
GA RLS 3362
TN RLS 3073
BS in Surveying from Troy University (2012)
I have experience with the following
GPS, cadastral, topographic, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, control network surveys, GIS, Survey Office, Military
How many years have you been surveying?
7
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, GNSS

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