Where’s Susi? Airborne Orangutan Tracking in Borneo with Pixhawk & Dronekit

You are faced with a few thousand hectares of rainforest that you know harbours one or more orangutans that you need to track down. All you have is a 2 second VHF ping from an implant that you can pickup from 100-400m.

Where, how, and why do you start looking? One way is to use a drone with a suitable radio payload..

Too long to paste the full background, but the source blog post can be found here:

https://dirkgorissen.com/2016/04/19/wheres-susi-airborne-orangutan-tracking-with-python-and-react-js/

Clip from one of the flights:

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