Antonie Kruger
  • Male
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • South Africa

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  • Graham Dyer

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Monitoring coal discard dumps for combustion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hayden Wilson Sep 17, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi Guys,I have a coal discard dump that I need to rehabilitate to a state where the discard does not run into the natural streams in the area. Discard is the fines and other undesirable mined…Continue


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Latest Activity

Antonie Kruger commented on Matthew - Swift Radioplanes's blog post Lynx M: 3 Hour Mapping Endurance
"Great job guys. I want one. :)"
Antonie Kruger commented on Hugues's blog post AirbotServices' style Ardurovergasmistic gaming !
"HI Hugues, great video. Love the Thumper. Just a note on the slew rate of those motors. The gearboxes fails quite fast if you do not spread the load transfer over half a second or so....or dump the stock motors and get a better quality one. I cut…"
May 12
Antonie Kruger replied to Phil Gamito's discussion ESC Recommendations. No EMAX, and no SimonK, as neither work with Pixhawk
May 10
Antonie Kruger replied to Ben's discussion Any modification should be made to apm 2.6 with brush ESC? in the group ArduRover User Group
"Yes, I concur with TC3. I'm running a Wild Thumper 6WD with brushed motors and a brushed ESC controller. As long as your ESC's accept PWM there should not be an issue. The brushed motors 'humm' at the PWM signal from the ESC but…"
May 7
Antonie Kruger replied to Keith M's discussion Micropilot Platform for Surveying Research Group in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Hi Keith. Head over to All your questions will be answered on the wiki. The guys did a great job and they keep on updating it. Good luck and happy surveying."
May 7
Antonie Kruger commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"@Niall, that's great. Made my day:) You should paint some spots on the robot and replace the beep with a bark - would sound less like a south African taxi and more like a herding dog. I like your design. Thanks for sharing. Antonie"
May 4
Antonie Kruger commented on CUAIR's blog post Test Flight - Autonomous Landing Attempt #1
"Hi Guys, for a precision landing have you considered a ballistic parachute? Low altitude deployment? This takes away so many issues. Deploy it low enough not to loose the plane in a crosswind and you pretty much pinpoint the landing spot. Good…"
Apr 22
Antonie Kruger commented on Chris Anderson's blog post A tribute to the hacker origins of MultiWii
"Big Cheers - I've also used MultiWii. Love it with the versatility of using various IMU's. I find the code easy to read and structured. Great legacy."
Apr 21
Antonie Kruger commented on RaptorUAS MD's blog post Steel out of feather: the new version of Raptor e1
"Come on guys, more pics."
Mar 28
Antonie Kruger commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.2.3 and 3.3.0beta1 released
"Thanks for your hard work - much appreciated."
Feb 25
Antonie Kruger commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Wired: "Why the US Government Is Terrified of Hobbyist Drones"
"I think internationally, traditionally guarded entities or organisations should be very concerned about the possibilities that open source and cheaply available UAV technologies has given anybody who wants to harm them. A single example why this is…"
Feb 10
Antonie Kruger commented on Randy's blog post ArduCopter 3.2 Released
"Well done fellas, thanks for your selfless work."
Nov 26, 2014
Antonie Kruger commented on Mauricio's blog post Aeromapper 300 mapping drone –1.5 hr endurance with multisensor capabilities
"Show us Mark - the proof is in the pudding."
Nov 24, 2014
Antonie Kruger commented on Mauricio's blog post Aeromapper 300 mapping drone –1.5 hr endurance with multisensor capabilities
"Hi fellas, I'm the first person who complains about profiteering and have a hissy fit about seemingly excessive pricing. The bottom line - Mauricio based his products on proven airframes. Installed and refined the parachute landing, had…"
Nov 24, 2014
Antonie Kruger replied to Robert Merki's discussion Tell me what pains you about drones/UAVs. (VENT AT ME)
"Hey Rob - the protection of my financial investment. I purchase the goods from ABC, mount and install them and still don't feel secure putting my  $$'s in the air. I think this translates to crisis management(that OH Shi....…"
Nov 18, 2014
Antonie Kruger commented on Doug Walmsley's blog post Ambulance Drone' ... a flying defibrillator!
"Fellas - this is such a crap idea....right to the point where you need an AED. Face it - all the symptoms described above can and will be detected by an AED and it will only fire a pulse when it narrowed the symptoms down. I've seen this in…"
Nov 10, 2014

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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.

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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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