Antonie Kruger
  • Male
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • South Africa

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  • Tobias Simon
  • Shyam Balasubramanian
  • Gary McCray
  • Michael Papenhagen
  • Gisela & Joe Noci
  • Sarel P. Wagner
  • Graham Dyer

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Antonie Kruger's Discussions

Can industrial infrastructure cause this failure?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graham Dyer Jun 21, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi, We were out mapping a storm water channel around an industrial facility. The last mission was the South Eastern boundary witch passed very close to the plant. On approach to the plant the copter…Continue

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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Antonie Kruger commented on Vadzim Chareuka's blog post Gasoline helicopter 5hrs flying time (1.5kg payloads)
"Fellas, very nice - 5hrs... I want one. Pricing please. Very nice looking design."
May 25
Antonie Kruger commented on palo sestak's photo

Skywalker X8 2.7m

"Yeah mate, that looks great. Balsa-composite wings?? I like the look."
Apr 22
Antonie Kruger commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post NOVAerial Robotics Ground Control Station
"Hi Rob, very cool. Considering its a mobile ops office, very impressive. The Nissan might be an issue, but the rest is very cool.:)"
Mar 28
Antonie Kruger commented on Jose Luis Cortes's blog post Updates of HYBRiX multi-rotor by Quaternium
"Agreed - very cool guys, keep up the good work...oh, send me one, I have real work for it:)"
Mar 13
Antonie Kruger commented on PX4's blog post Fly any VTOL Geometry with PX4
"Hi Guys, well done - I think I see a VTOL happening for me in the new year:) - looks great."
Jan 3
Antonie Kruger commented on Chris Anderson's blog post RTK GPS with ArduCopter 3.4
"@Michael, OK thanks - thats great. I thought you had a second set running the correction. I recall a conversation with one of my RTK GPS suppliers that they ran into latency issues with the length of correction on the CMR format using multiple…"
Nov 28, 2015
Antonie Kruger commented on Chris Anderson's blog post RTK GPS with ArduCopter 3.4
"@Chris, thanks for sharing and well done Michael. @Mike Papenhagen, hi, trust all is well. You can set up your Trimble or Leica base to feed the correction(CMR, RTCM ect.) to a serial port on the base. Keep the port settings in mind for the…"
Nov 27, 2015
Antonie Kruger commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post DIY Drones at 72,000 members!
"Thanks TC3 - awesome..I dont see me and my kin on the stats, but as always, we add to the total."
Oct 27, 2015
Antonie Kruger replied to Michael Papenhagen's discussion Motor Got Ripped Out In Mid Flight in the group X-UAV Talon
"Hi Mike, Oh dear - my Talon, named Vakerie, was used as a plug to make a mold to build composite Talon's. This left my Talon with spray-on release agent from hell and the mold had a mechanical lock on the vertical faces that made it difficult…"
Sep 12, 2015
Antonie Kruger replied to Michael Papenhagen's discussion Motor Got Ripped Out In Mid Flight in the group X-UAV Talon
"Hi Mike, I trust all is well. I have come to the crossroads a while back and derived the following: 1. The Talon, although a brilliant for what we do, is made from a foam that is aimed at the hobby market manufactured at the lowest possible…"
Sep 12, 2015
Antonie Kruger commented on Mike Clement's blog post From Zero to Fifty Planes in Twenty-Seven Minutes
"Wow, great - thanks for sharing."
Sep 4, 2015
Antonie Kruger replied to Gisela & Joe Noci's discussion Optimizing Wing Aerofoil for UAV long range flight ( not for endurance)
"Hi Joe, I'm very late to this discussion. I curious to know what foil you settled(if there is ever such a thing) on. Cheers, Antonie"
Aug 24, 2015
Antonie Kruger commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post DIY Drones at 70,000 members!
"Hi Tom, thanks for the update. Summer is creeping in South-Africa. Maybe time for the Sonar boat... A good measure might be (number_of_DIYDronies's_of_a_country /  Country_population) * 100 to get a percentage of people from a country…"
Aug 21, 2015
Antonie Kruger replied to Richard's discussion Using Flying wings for aerial mapping
"HI, thats very impressive. What camera are you carrying on this bird and at what altitude do you fly?"
Jul 25, 2015
Antonie Kruger commented on Chris Anderson's blog post SwiftNav Piksi RTK (high accuracy) GPS now supported by Pixhawk/APM
"A giant leap - well done. Let me see if I have this right. The stationary GPS(Base) has an autonomous coordinate as achieved on startup. The RTK correction(I suppose the binary protocol referred to) is carried to the other receiver(rover) embedded…"
Jul 9, 2015
Antonie Kruger replied to Hoverscape's discussion Talon Vs 300 Real life experiences in the group X-UAV Talon
"Hi, I use the Talon for large area mapping > 20ha. I tried various air frames. There are 2 ways of looking at this. You can accept the fact that using a foamie as a platform will make it a consumable. It will not have the life of one of the rigid…"
Jul 7, 2015

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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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