Antonie Kruger
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  • Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • South Africa
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Monitoring coal discard dumps for combustion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hayden Wilson Sep 17. 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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Antonie Kruger replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Pontoon Remote Survey Vehicle (RSV) in the group ArduBoat User Group
"I hear you,mate. I saw the tri build. I was very impressed. You are putting down a decent foundation, thanks. Antonie"
Oct 16
Antonie Kruger replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Pontoon Remote Survey Vehicle (RSV) in the group ArduBoat User Group
"Tom, I'm thinking out loud - Looking at the architecture that will be in place for navigation - You'll be using APM with a GPS. The positional coordinates, pitch and roll are already available from APM via the MavLink output. Is it…"
Oct 15
Antonie Kruger replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Pontoon Remote Survey Vehicle (RSV) in the group ArduBoat User Group
"Hi Tom, that is looking great, mate - I suspect you might be in trouble when your wife finds out where your lunch boxes disappears to :) Looking at your data requirement and the parsing of the NMEA strings. Your GPS will give position at 5Hz. Not…"
Oct 15
Antonie Kruger commented on F. C. Bearsch "Tearig"'s blog post the latest prototype, UAV 270
"Hi Buddy, I admire your work. Very cool indeed. Do you perhaps build ships in bottles as well:)"
Oct 13
Antonie Kruger commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post CanberraUAV Outback Challenge 2014 Debrief
"Well done, fellas - thanks for the write-up, Tridge."
Oct 3
Antonie Kruger replied to Waladi's discussion [Aerial Mapping] What is best Sony Nex 5 setting for Aerial Mapping mission?
"Buddy, I'm using a S2300. I've built 2 H-frame copters with fairly big fuse's(They look like C130's :)) - so I do not fly in much wind. I went through the process of tracking and eliminating vibrations and are reaching a point…"
Sep 24
Antonie Kruger replied to Waladi's discussion [Aerial Mapping] What is best Sony Nex 5 setting for Aerial Mapping mission?
"Hi Waladi, I think this is a good discussion around the Sony choice. Maybe you should take one step back and try to look at different reasons why the Canon is giving you blurry images. Have you looked at your airframe and ruled out all possible…"
Sep 24
Antonie Kruger commented on wayne garris's blog post Techwing update and maiden
"Very cool. Well done."
Sep 22
Antonie Kruger replied to Serge B's discussion Your advice for mapping plane
"Hi Gary, I'll post a build log once the first one is together. I'm waiting for my stepper motors and control boards from China for the CNC wing cutter - post office on strike:((. I'm sure they are lying in a stockpile of international…"
Sep 17
Hayden Wilson replied to Antonie Kruger's discussion Monitoring coal discard dumps for combustion
"Hi Anthonie. Using an FLIR camera would work well here. however FLIR cameras are super expensive and small ones to mount on a drone even more so. How quickly do these voids form and move? if they do not form quickly and move slowly then you could…"
Sep 17
Antonie Kruger replied to Serge B's discussion Your advice for mapping plane
"Yip, I would agree 100% with Tridge. I think there are many of us on the same mission here and some have arrived at workable solutions. Some of the conclusions and opinions I have collected from reliable/active users, and please keep in mind, I…"
Sep 12
Antonie Kruger commented on Gisela & Joe Noci's blog post Etosha National Park, Namibia, adds more to its Anti-Poaching UAV Arsonal.
"Job well done:))"
Sep 11
Antonie Kruger replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Pontoon Remote Survey Vehicle (RSV) in the group ArduBoat User Group
"Hi Tom, That's a great idea. I hope your wife don't miss her plastic tub:). What do you have in mind for the sonar unit and processing and logging of the data? Good work, Antonie"
Sep 8
Antonie Kruger replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Pontoon Remote Survey Vehicle (RSV) in the group ArduBoat User Group
"Hi David, that looks great. Planking with balsa? These displacement hulls will work great. Using the traditional boat building method adds  meaning to "its in the journey, not the destination". Great project. Please start a…"
Sep 8
Gerard Toonstra replied to Antonie Kruger's discussion Monitoring coal discard dumps for combustion
"If you get plenty of infrared radiation, you could look at modifying a photographic camera with infrablue filters. I personally use a 580 nm infrared pass filter and just remove the IR cut filter from within. It helps if you choose the right kind of…"
Sep 8
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Monitoring coal discard dumps for combustion

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 substances that comes out of a coal mine. There are many large stockpiles of this material lying all over the South African country side.There is a very real danger in working on these dumps and that spots on these dumps combust when in contact with enough oxygen. These dumps can burn(smoulder) for…See More
Sep 7

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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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