Antonie Kruger
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  • Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • South Africa
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Antonie Kruger replied to Gary McCray's discussion Need RC PWM signal to 0-5 volts for my robot. in the group ArduRover User Group
"Gi Gary, great thread - I need exactly the same. I have a BIG motor controller for a 12V DC motor that uses a pot as voltage input. I want to use a RC PWM as input. Thanks for sharing and keep us posted on your progress. Antonie"
Aug 22
Antonie Kruger replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Pontoon Remote Survey Vehicle (RSV) in the group ArduBoat User Group
"@Tom, keep in mind that the epoxy on its own has no structural strength. If you have a chat with the composite guys they will confirm this. The structural strength sits in the glass or carbon. Adding too much epoxy, in fact, reduces the structural…"
Aug 18
Antonie Kruger replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Pontoon Remote Survey Vehicle (RSV) in the group ArduBoat User Group
"Hi Tom, looking good, mate. Don't go soft on us now. Here is a link for a bit of motivation : http://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=43970&hilit=dream&start=40 I asked the designer of that boat to suggest a hull design for a…"
Aug 18
Antonie Kruger commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Hi Gustav, I'm unpacking my Talon as I'm writing this.:)) I do not need looonnggg flight times...sun tan on the ceiling of your mouth:/, sorry - the point being that she will run on a 5Ah battery = light setup with no FPV gear, just down…"
Aug 17
Antonie Kruger commented on Tobias Simon's blog post Quadrotor SRTM elevation map altitude control
"That's good work Tobias. I think I'm with Robert."
Aug 12
Antonie Kruger replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Pontoon Remote Survey Vehicle (RSV) in the group ArduBoat User Group
"TC3, looking good. The chaps from BR seems to doing a good job with the thruster. Have you looked at alternatives to this? Do you intend to use a skid steer control on steering? Would hull weight really be an issue, as long as it is buoyant enough.…"
Aug 7
Antonie Kruger replied to Ismail_ID's discussion Arducopter Delivery Drone in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Hi Ismail, head over to the copter wiki. All the flight modes are explained in detail : http://copter.ardupilot.com/ Everything you need to know is in there. Good luck with your venture. Antonie"
Jul 26
Antonie Kruger commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Time: "Here's why so many drone pilots are getting in trouble" (they're not RC folks)
"Guys, I think having built balsa models and flying at a club creates a mindset. Having followed the club rules and understanding the level of respect required to belong to a club. Now, here is the crux - these club rules are common to all RC clubs.…"
Jul 22
Antonie Kruger commented on wayne garris's blog post techwing gets winglets and slots
"Hi Wayne, looks great. You should make it a 80 inch from the start - you know the requests are coming. This wing will be about the size of a X5."
Jul 19
Antonie Kruger commented on Dave Skala's photo
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IT180 infotron

"Very nice."
Jul 19
Antonie Kruger commented on wayne garris's blog post techpos summer sale July 15-31
"@naish88 - agreed."
Jul 18
Antonie Kruger commented on wayne garris's blog post techpos summer sale July 15-31
"Very cool, great price but shipping $300....sorry, that's not reasonable. Shipping alternatives??"
Jul 17
Antonie Kruger commented on Colin Snow's blog post Drone Tech Winners and Losers at the Precision Aerial Ag Conference 2014
"Thanks, good report."
Jul 17
Antonie Kruger commented on Scott Fuller's photo
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"Very, very nice pic. :))) "
Jul 15
Antonie Kruger commented on Jack Crossfire's blog post Brushless direct drive rover
"HI Jack, That's brilliant work. Thanks for sharing. Let me see if I have this right - you ran 8miles on a 7.4V 900mAh battery. Assuming this, would I be right in saying that a 4x4 with this motor configuration would run 4miles and at least 2…"
Jul 12
Antonie Kruger commented on Rob Thompson's blog post DJI Phantom 2 - Attacked by Police Helicopter at Great Falls VA
"DISARM YOUR WEAPONS....LOWER YOUR SHIELDS AND PREPARE TO BE BOARDED. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE. Gees, I wish my country had time and money to chase down the marauding quad pilots. Such scoundrels :) You must be in a good place as a nation if this gets…"
Jul 9

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About Me:
I'm a dad, hub, surveyor, manager, programmer, gardener and robotic hobbyist - in that order.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I'm having fun - flying robots seems like an awesome idea. Then I would like to make them work.
Hometown:
Johannesburg

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u-blox NEO-6P GPS chip

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 1:30am 22 Comments

I was just notified by a supplier of gps modules in RSA that this product has become available locally(RSA). I'm not sure how long this has been out in the rest of the world, but the following statement had my attention : NEO-6P GPS module for Precise Point Positioning....OK, what is PPP, and how accurate is it exactly. The…

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