Antonie Kruger
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  • Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • South Africa
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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"
Saturday
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
Antonie Kruger replied to Tawanda's discussion Rover going to way points but acts strange during start up in the group ArduRover User Group
"HI, as far as I know you only need 1 waypoint. I's a good idea to test and diagnose on a bigger area, and don't go on a tarmac - I found that my thumper's traction were wearing badly on the motors whilst trying to tune. Stay on grass…"
Jul 9
Antonie Kruger replied to Tawanda's discussion Rover going to way points but acts strange during start up in the group ArduRover User Group
"Tawanda, please keep in mind that the GPS receiver does not have an orientation...well, except for antenna up. For a bearing to come out of the GPS it needs 2 or more consecutive points to calculate this. In stationary position the GPS does not know…"
Jul 8
Antonie Kruger replied to Arshish Maneckji's discussion OUCH! - 4 Inch cut in Forearm with Stitches: Stupid Pilot Mistake or Bug??
"Yip, I agree with Rob. Plan for the worse and be pleasantly surprised if it doesn't happen."
Jul 7
Antonie Kruger commented on ausdroid's blog post Aerial Survey and Photogrammetry with X5 & X7
"HI Guys, nice post - thanks for sharing. Is the plan with the ground control network to be able to post process the exact position of the camera at exposure time? Would it not be simpler to place control on A3 size targets on the…"
Jul 5
Antonie Kruger replied to Gustav Ludick's discussion South African UAV regulations in tatters
"Graham, I hear your argument and agree out of optimism, but who will test this. SACAA's opinion is that their instruction is as binding as law. Testing this legally is the only way of getting clarity and speeding the legislation process."
Jul 4
Antonie Kruger commented on RaptorUAS MD's blog post Introducing Raptor E1.
"Looks good fellas - big and stable. I like the hand launch of a 3m bird - wow."
Jul 4

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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 UAS 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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