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GPS to Ardu Board

Started by alan wolstenhole. Last reply by Henri yesterday. 1 Reply

Hi!  I bought an Ardu Flyer Board with a blox LEA 6H.  The cable appears suspect.  The cable attached to the GPS has its ground at the extreem edge of the board.  The cable where is attaches to the…Continue

Telemetry in Australia

Started by Glen Leeon. Last reply by Henri yesterday. 26 Replies

I have an Iris from 3DR and would like to connect a OSD and fly some auto missions.What is the correct telemetry frequency we are allowed to use in Australia?915mhz or 433mhz.Continue

Any UAV businesses or research in Sydney?

Started by Andrew Chapman. Last reply by Andrew Chapman on Friday. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,I'm overseas at the moment, but trying to keep an eye on developments in UAV business back home. Seems to me that most of the action is in Queensland, with Queensland University of…Continue

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Free X8 to a good home!

Started by james mccallum. Last reply by Dale Kirby Jul 26. 1 Reply

Hey folks. This year I decided to try my hand at multi-copters, but after six months sitting on the shelf, I've realised I'm not going to get into using my X8. So - I want to give it away to a good…Continue

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Comment by Hotwire on Wednesday

Why no use it, even if you stack it? You just may change your mind

Comment by Jason on July 26, 2015 at 1:58am

Wow dreams can come true, I have always been interested in robotics and would love to get involved in uav's but like everything way out of my league. I can only put my hand up and see what happens thanks James and great gift to the forum 

Comment by james mccallum on July 26, 2015 at 1:50am

Hey folks!

So this year I decided to get into UAV's, and went and bought myself a second hand X8. But six months on, and I haven't used it. 

Thing is, I've also tried selling it, but after a few interested punters, I wasn't able to clinch the deal.

So here's my proposal - 

If anyone here, or someone you know, would like my X8, free of charge, I'm willing to part with it. Preferably for someone who can't afford a new one.

It's hardly been used - original owner only flew it a few times, so it's still in its box, and comes with a tonne of extra controllers and so forth. 

So please hit me up. It's a great machine, looking for a home!

Comment by Justin L on June 24, 2015 at 4:37am
Just want to let people know that as of today, the Solo is now available for preorder in Australia from here
Comment by Hotwire on June 21, 2015 at 6:32pm

Are there any multirotor racing groups in Sydney or NSW??

If so does anyone have any contacts?


Comment by Michael Withington on April 13, 2015 at 6:12am
I just wanted to know if anyone has info about the idrone device from fighting walrus. Will the 915Mhz work on a RFD900 or will I be waiting again for another version for RFD900.
Comment by Phil P on April 11, 2015 at 1:54am

Hi Fred, I think the USB radio uses the FT232R chip

So if you unsolder pins 1 and 5 on the chip you can connect wires to the pads on the PCB and solder these wires to the TX and RX pins of APM.

So, yes techincally possible, but not something many would attempt. I run the RFD900 modules, so I can't check one physically. Maybe there is a breakout connection somewhere more convenient on the board?

Comment by fred flintstone on April 10, 2015 at 11:22pm

Hi all need little help as always only on  weekend getting ready go out sunday

my Telemetry air side has died on spares can i convert usb module to air radio ?

Comment by Warren Eather on March 16, 2015 at 11:15pm
Yep, Tim it's exactly the same document. Smug rights are all yours.
And your right again. You would need an antenna of a gain greater than 10db to get yourself in trouble with the 3DR 915 at maximum output. That's another reason to get the 915 over the 433.
Comment by Tim on March 16, 2015 at 10:42pm

At the risk of sounding smug, that ACMA document is precisely the one I linked to previously...

Warren, your EIRP point is a very pertinent one. However for the 3DR radios at least, they max out at 20 dBm which is far below the 30 dBm threshold with a vanilla setup.


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