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Very strange behaviour for Quad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyhan Dec 24, 2012. 12 Replies

I took my quad out this morning to try various flight modes.  Alt hold was perfect (more or less without sonar), but when i swapped back to stablise I lost all throttle control and it went off on its…Continue

GPS and ARM LEDs and the APM 2.5 case

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Anders Dec 18, 2012. 2 Replies

Hey all,I received my APM case last week, dismantled my quad, put the case in and rebuilt it and it works a treat.  Makes everything just seem cleaner and safer - and considering what i'm trying to…Continue

Test flight in moderately gusty winds

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Anders Dec 11, 2012. 2 Replies

Hey all,My quad's been running pretty well so I took my quad out this evening for a spin to see how it would handle a moderately gusty day (20-30km/h winds).  I have to say that it was almost…Continue

Antenna Tracking System

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Potter May 12, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi all,I'm familiar with RC and I'm familiar with the various types of antenna but i've never built/played with antenna tracking sytems before, so i'm practically starting from scratch [aside from…Continue

 

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Cory Bertelsen commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"Armen, I was kind of forced into a DIY frame when the IRIS got stuck in a tree and while trying to free it plummeted 60ft breaking 2 arms and blowing up a motor. It took some time to get the ESC to fire to the proper motors. I finally…"
Jan 19
Dennis Harmon commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"I am trying to add a discovery buzzer to my Iris+, it is a receiver type, I am very new to the hobby. I have done many searches to find out how. I don't understand. how to program the transmitter for the switch I want to use and the receiver…"
Dec 19, 2015
UAS_Pilot commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"Set my Iris + up for Mapping. Completed a trial at a local Golf Course and it went really well.  "
Oct 19, 2015

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David Anders commented on Advanced UAV's group Australia
"Guys, I was thinking that it would be good to get out and have a DIYDrones Brisbane get together.  These were popular down south in Melbourne and as a recent mover up to Brisbane, I would like to continue hosting the meets. Is anyone interested…"
Oct 13, 2015

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David Anders commented on Harjit Sethi's blog post Nica Drones Mag Lifter EPM 688 Next Steps.. We made IRIS do it
"Eu an - that was the issue we had with our T3 challenge entry. We didn't have enough time to fix it for the entry so we substituted. Nice looking cradle btw."
Sep 24, 2015

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David Anders commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Back to the Future
"Ah excellent.  Thanks for posting the link here - I missed it when I was OS."
Sep 18, 2015

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David Anders commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Back to the Future
"Gents, perhaps we could close this challenge out?  And the challenge before too?  Some of us would like the T3 tag. (;"
Sep 17, 2015
JB commented on David Anders's blog post Clip the wings of drone cowboys?
"@ Philip I hope that I'm not giving the impression that regulation won't help at all, it can. But I'm not confident it will offer the level of protection we want or expect. UAVs haven't yet peaked in their development either, so…"
Sep 10, 2015
Philip Giacalone commented on David Anders's blog post Clip the wings of drone cowboys?
"@JB -- I also have no problem adding accountability to government regulations. I believe the proposed Consumer Drone Safety Act includes accountability requirements. It's a very good idea that would help."
Sep 10, 2015
Philip Giacalone commented on David Anders's blog post Clip the wings of drone cowboys?
"Excellent comments, JB. You are right about the limited effectiveness of a voluntary adoption of built-in flight safety restrictions. A voluntary approach does not legally require all manufacturers to include the same safety restrictions. As a…"
Sep 10, 2015
JB commented on David Anders's blog post Clip the wings of drone cowboys?
"Philip I'm not sure of the the exact definition of "drone cowboy". If it is meant to represent "idiot operators" that don't know what they are doing or are to inexperienced to do so, or if it's an experienced…"
Sep 9, 2015
Philip Giacalone commented on David Anders's blog post Clip the wings of drone cowboys?
"Everyone is rightfully upset and disgusted with "idiot drone pilots" doing stupid and dangerous things. This is especially true of the general public. So I see Chris Anderson's statement about "mass jackassery" as…"
Sep 9, 2015
JB commented on David Anders's blog post Clip the wings of drone cowboys?
"In Australia the CASA 101 and upcoming 102 regs will allow sub 2kg UAV operations without Operator Certificates. The safety case is that sub 2kg UAV's are fairly low risk on impact. There's arguments for and against this, rotor inertia…"
Sep 9, 2015
Marc Dornan commented on David Anders's blog post Clip the wings of drone cowboys?
"It used to be the case that when the actually newsworthy drone snafu happened it would likely be a small white UAV made by DJI. Now, if 3DR get their way, in the commercial sense, a small dark colored drone could be vying for the honor. When you are…"
Sep 8, 2015
Craig Issod commented on David Anders's blog post Clip the wings of drone cowboys?
"John, we can have libertarians discussions elsewhere but every single consumer (and other) item which has radio emissions....let alone electricals....let along FLIES....is heavily regulated. 7+ billion people in this world and commonly owned…"
Sep 8, 2015
Josh Potter commented on David Anders's blog post Clip the wings of drone cowboys?
""Shouldn't responsibility start with the manufacturers and marketing? "No, personal responsibility is the job of the person, not the company or the state."
Sep 8, 2015

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In addition to English, je parle francais et mowic troche po polsku.

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Comment Wall (14 comments)

At 8:16am on December 15, 2012, Richard Collmann said…

Hi David

I've asked my students to also participate in this very useful group. It is close to xmas now, but I hope they will become involved with your group before semester 1 in 2013. I hope you have seen the YouTube N7project footage. I have been very pleased with what they have done with what was only a bare concept in late-2011.

 

Thanks, Richard

At 4:51am on April 3, 2013, Jarrod Smith said…

HI David,

I am based in Melbourne and am new to this whole drones world, but am keen to learn more, where do you think is a good place to start for a first build?

Regards

Jarrod

At 12:41pm on April 3, 2013, Jake Wells said…

Thanks David.

At 10:12pm on April 20, 2013, Geoffrey A Whatley said…

Hi Dave,

Don't know whether you got my message yesterday re APM problem setting up, have spent hours on the "B" system, don't know where I going wrong the problem is in the setup with the 3 position control switch set on manual the motor will run, on Stab mode motor slows  on RTL motor stops, in fail safe settings I note that manual setting "radio in "channel 3 there is a full set of green bars, "servo/motor out" the same for manual, less on stab. mode and none on RTL. Channel 8 " radio in" a full set of bars on all switch settings, nothing on "servo/motor out" regardless of switch setting, hope you can point me in the right direction  Regards Geoff.

At 1:12am on April 22, 2013, Geoffrey A Whatley said…

Hi David, Thanks for the reply,Firstly I gather you mean tick the check box
in fail safe nothing changes if it's ticked or not, don't understand what
you mean by TX responses are correct under Radio Calibtation and I only have
switch set fo RTL, Stabalise and Manual, have been having another problem
today, Picture but no GPS, push reset button, it trys to reboot, then comes
up with a message Waiting for MAULINK HEARTBEAT. sorry to be such a pain
Regards Geoff.

At 1:34am on April 22, 2013, Geoffrey A Whatley said…

Hi David

I have found the OSD problem,It doesn't show if you are connected to PC, looking at OSD I find It doesn't matter where the 3position switch is the OSD shows Stabilised Mode maybe someone has an answer  Regards Geoff

At 3:38am on May 21, 2013, Nick Young said…

Hi David,

Thanks for getting in touch. Me being a newbe on the subject, can you get the ball rolling? I have a load of questions and am somewhat shooting in the dark right now.

At 12:16am on June 2, 2013, Andrew Pan said…

Hey David,

Do u live in Melbourne

At 7:39am on June 3, 2013, Mark Edwards said…

David - looking for some likeminded multi-pilots to network with here in Melbourne. I'm flying a 6X Naza-M F550 frame with a view to moving towards a heavy lift build and a CASA commercial certificate for cinematography. Very much like to meet up with some local pilots to discuss techniques and build options etc. Notice there is a Melbourne group meeting periodically...

At 12:56am on June 5, 2013, Andrew Pan said…

Hey David -Thanks for be in touch,

       I am looking for Apm 2.5 to put onto my new tricopter, do you the best place to get them?

       I don't log on a lot.So, Just leave a comment for me

       

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Clip the wings of drone cowboys?

Posted on September 7, 2015 at 3:30am 22 Comments

As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald today:

"The chief executive of the US consumer drone maker 3D Robotics wants the cowboys who have tarnished the name of the hobby to have their wings…

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Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 1:47am 35 Comments

In one hot off the press...

A BOARD showing a G-string-clad woman has been removed after she became the accidental attraction in a real estate advertising campaign for a house sale in Victoria, Australia.

An ambitious agent enlisted a drone to take an aerial photograph of the property, which includes a sweeping…

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Drones in the sky - technological marvel or threat to privacy?

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 5:00pm 8 Comments

Do drones pose a threat to our privacy, or are they just the fruits of innovative technology with benefits for governments and industry?…

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Scientists flap to the future with 'insect' drone

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 6:18am 0 Comments

As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, Dutch scientists have developed the world's smallest autonomous flapping drone, a dragonfly-like beast with 3D vision that could revolutionise our experience of everything from pop concerts to…

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