Moderator
David Anders
  • Australia
Share Twitter

David Anders's Friends

  • Maleik Edwards
  • Scott Penrose
  • Daniel Bradby
  • Graham Cheetham
  • Paul Considine
  • Martin C Nation
  • Pod
  • vipe
  • Cameron Oliver
  • Colin Harris
  • Charles Radley
  • Gargan
  • Chris Podesta
  • Uttam pudasaini
  • Murray Dancey

David Anders's Groups

David Anders's Discussions

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

 

David Anders's Page

Latest Activity


Moderator
David Anders commented on Euan Ramsay's blog post Maidened Y6 - what I looked for
"Hi Euan, I would say the batteries at the top isn't the best idea.  I tried that with one of my Y6s and found that any tilt whilst trying to take off would just be exacerbated and would cause prop strike.  It was just way too top…"
Apr 11
Murat commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl_4WxZ9u1w 12 mins with a 4S 3000mah battery"
Apr 9

Moderator
David Anders commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Season 2, The Model
"I did just wonder if it was me though - false positive?  Anyone else get this?"
Apr 7

Moderator
David Anders commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Season 2, The Model
"Hi Sylvain, Where I go to that lxrcmodel.com website, it pops up with a virus embedded on the default page. "Exploit Blackhat SEO. 1 active threats have been detected on this link Blackhat SEO (type 1703) Navigation on this site is not…"
Apr 7
Murat commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"Have anyone experienced this on IRIS? Circle radius 0 (panorama) rate at 72, IRIS stops circling every 3-4 turns and does a 1/4 circle opposite direction as if it's trying to correct something. I don't get this at slower rates like 18 or…"
Apr 2
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Hi guys, My name is Gustav, I have both the big, and mini Talon. Only flown the big one so far, and only in Manual and Stab mode with APM 2.5. 3548 900KV motor, 12X8 prop, 3 X 4000mAh 3S packs. Found the CG should be about 10 mm back from the…"
Apr 2

Moderator
David Anders replied to Dave Smith's discussion X-UAV Wannabe Here. Need Some Help in the group X-UAV Talon
"They say 9" to 15", however, the 15" will touch the ground.  People have overcome that with adding some extra height, by using a folder prop or by using a locking ESC when 0 throttle input."
Mar 30

Moderator
David Anders replied to Dave Smith's discussion X-UAV Wannabe Here. Need Some Help in the group X-UAV Talon
"Sorry am travelling at the moment but just on this xuav have recommended motors, props and escs for their kit and now have ARF versions that have things included. If you want to to be easy to start with looking into this version. If you're in…"
Mar 30

Moderator
David Anders commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Change Agents: Chris Anderson's drone dream takes flight
"Ahhh, so Chris, that's what we had to do to get that photo at the restaurant! (:"
Mar 26
Ken Fayal commented on David Anders's group IRIS
Mar 23

Moderator
David Anders commented on David Anders's blog post GPS Locator and UAV Rescue
"Hey guys - looks like I just need confirmation on a couple of replacement parts and then should be good to go.  Will update again shortly."
Mar 20

Moderator
David Anders commented on Euan Ramsay's blog post Payloader gets its first field test
"Very nice Euan. My magnets should be arriving this week so watching this closely. "
Mar 16
Dwgsparky commented on David Anders's blog post GPS Locator and UAV Rescue
"Put me on the list please"
Mar 16

Moderator
David Anders commented on David Anders's blog post GPS Locator and UAV Rescue
"Hi Jubal, Yes, you're right, but that never happened I think because of the lack of demand.  I need some more anyway, so I will revisit it this week and get back to you to see the time frame we're talking.  I'll also publish…"
Mar 16

Moderator
David Anders commented on David Anders's blog post GPS Locator and UAV Rescue
"Hey Jubal, works a treat. Hardest part of it was replacing the end of life materials on the build list. So not very hard. The only addition I would make would be a sturdy case for it to protect it from 'heavy landings'."
Mar 13
Dr. Pete commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"I tried the procedure described here to bind one of the remote receivers from an AR10000 Rx with my Dx8 and Dx9, however I failed to find the "Click on Bind in QGroundControl". Spent a few hours digging through the scattered…"
Mar 13

Profile Information

About Me:
I am Australian but have travelled and lived overseas (Europe, South America and Asia)

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

My drone videos are here: https://vimeo.com/user15016524/videos
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I have been using RC aircraft for some time, but not with UAV. I purchased my first UAV project (through here) with an aim to incorpate into work scenarios. Any assistance will be greatly received - especially around imaging (thermal/IR etc).

Comment Wall (15 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 11:56pm on February 14, 2013, Mr. Jay Moulton said…
hello David, how are you mate?
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...

You need to be a member of DIY Drones to add comments!

Join DIY Drones

David Anders's Blog

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?…

Continue

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…

Continue

UAE develops delivery drones to improve government services

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 1:02am 10 Comments

DUBAI // Aerial drones could be used to deliver vital documents and medicines within a year.

Two prototypes of the small, unmanned craft were unveiled at the Government Summit on Monday.

“What these things are best suited for is delivery of small, light value things that are time…

Continue

3DR Quad - Speed and Lift Test

Posted on June 16, 2013 at 3:09pm 2 Comments

Hey all,

UAV Test Flight - Speed and Lift from David Anders on Vimeo.

Yesterday a group of us headed out for our regular Melbourne catch-up.  This time I was out to test just how fast I could get my 3DR quad to move and…

Continue
 
 
 

© 2014   Created by Chris Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service