Antonie Kruger
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Can industrial infrastructure cause this failure?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graham Dyer Jun 21. 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 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
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
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
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
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
Antonie Kruger commented on Coby's blog post Intro to BoxBotix and BBots
"Yeah, this is great - good concept. Good luck fellas. The amphibious rover is something I've been looking at for a while. I considered upscaling  a wild thumper with sealed plastic wheels. The EPP wheels is a great idea....one of those -…"
Jul 1

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Graham Dyer replied to Antonie Kruger's discussion Can industrial infrastructure cause this failure?
"Hi Antonie, we've seen hectic RF and who knows what else around these types of facilities in SA, there are typically all kinds of Tx's pushing out watts of power so could easily be interference. At 50m AGL you could fly through all kinds…"
Jun 21
Andre K. replied to Antonie Kruger's discussion Can industrial infrastructure cause this failure?
"the gradually increasing "circle" movement is related to bad compass data. it could be a local magnetic field, but a compass *can* be calibrated poorly, and yet fly apparently fine until heading is in a certain position. So you can do a…"
Jun 21
Antonie Kruger posted a discussion

Can industrial infrastructure cause this failure?

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 started to deviate from the auto path. I activated RTL and not being able to see if she was turning back, I switched the mode to Alt Hold and brought the hex home.Hex makeup:Pixhawk running 3.2.1FrSky telemetry system checking temp on power and motorsKDE motors and ESC's2xNEO8-MN GPS/Mag820mm center…See More
Jun 21
Antonie Kruger commented on Marco Robustini's blog post "APM:Copter V3.3 RC5" - Failure and recovery: one motor rotated by 90° during flight
"Very impressive guys. I finished a big hex build about a week ago. KDE3510-475 motors and KDE35A ESC's. I mounted 15x5.5 carbon props with quick release bolts. I use 16A 6S batteries. I did a very small maiden just checking the stability. Next…"
Jun 19
Antonie Kruger replied to DG's discussion A warning to eCalc users in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Ouch...I've just built a Talon 820 hex with 6 KDE3510's and KDE ESC's. I ran the calc around a month ago. I did maiden today...around 3 minutes checking that all seems sound. I'll put her through her paces over the weekend an…"
Jun 9
Antonie Kruger commented on ZHAOFENG's blog post High altitude flight test: ground3400m,flight altitude 7000m.
"Hi, well done fellas. The motor looks like a big multi-rotor motor. Could you give us a breakdown of the power chain.....motor, ESC and battery solution. Thanks, very impressive. Did you program the spiral climb out before the grid flight? Antonie"
Jun 3
Antonie Kruger commented on Lester Haines's blog post Final LOHAN spaceplane test mission codenamed PRATCHETT
"Go - Good luck."
May 26
Antonie Kruger commented on Matthew - Swift Radioplanes's blog post Lynx M: 3 Hour Mapping Endurance
"Hi Guys, great job - not only in the endurance, but in the manufacturing process. I have an affinity for hand crafted 'stuff'. I do not have experience with rudder and elevator only aircraft outside Phoenix flight sim, but it makes a lot…"
May 24
Antonie Kruger commented on Matthew - Swift Radioplanes's blog post Lynx M: 3 Hour Mapping Endurance
"Great job guys. I want one. :)"
May 22
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

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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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