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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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Aaron Emmett commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Anyone running the Talon Max and have any comments"
Jan 28
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Although I've done zero flying myself lately, I've had to assist a friend with his Talon. I attach my revised document, and original param file. Hope it helps...... GustavTalon20140420.param Pixhawk.param XUAVTalonSetup-1.doc"
Jan 2
Rad Buda commented on David Anders's blog post External ARM and GPS LED kit for safety
"HI,  large led like yours can draw 60-70 mA ,  maximum apm load is 40 mA . How did you overcome the limitation ? "
Nov 17, 2016
Robert Mueller commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"Greetings, Robert here, actually never did anything with this hobby so its been sitting since I got it all. All items are new. Will be posting also at NEW 3DR Iris Plus; Orig Iris never used with Plus Kit…"
Sep 30, 2016
IronDOME commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Sounds dangerous, I have not had that kind of issue. Sure, not electrical problem?"
Jul 17, 2016
Luis Barreiro commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Hi all By changing to any mode the Pixhawk turn the engine off even in flight. Can help solve this issue! I'm getting crazy trying to change parameters. ~thanks"
Jul 16, 2016
Paul Skrotzki commented on David Anders's group IRIS
Jun 2, 2016
Waladi commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"@Michael: yes, the price of Talon Max is really not for "hobbies". Got the quotation from them and price is above $ 1500 for all new material type plane. Anyone have long range mapping setup for the Talon? Many thanks in advance for…"
Mar 27, 2016
Michael Papenhagen commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Hi Thomas Have a look at "".....that is where they advertise the new Talon Max. Regards Michael"
Mar 26, 2016
Thomas Stanley-Jones commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"@Michael, where did you find the max for sale?"
Mar 26, 2016
Michael Papenhagen commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Hi I have had a look at the new Talon Max and at $2300.00 it is very expensive for an empty shell! Any comments?"
Mar 25, 2016

Trung Nguyen commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"@ Waladi:  Banggood Talon (V3)"
Mar 25, 2016
Waladi commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"It seem that Talon is no longer on production, only RMRC have the stock kit. any info on the production ? Or it will be replaced completely with Talon Max?"
Mar 21, 2016
Waladi commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Hi All Talon gurus... Any setup suggestion to achieve maximum flight time for mapping mission with 400gr camera payload? Thanks in advance."
Mar 18, 2016
Yun Tak(YT) lee commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"At this price($399), I normally would jump in and grab a few. However, knowing where 3DR is heading, I have stocked up enough spare parts to build few more Iris if I have to. Also with the price drop of phantom 3, I kind of moving back to DJI.…"
Mar 15, 2016
Ray commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"Good job, Steve.  I picked one up, too.  I have only one other Iris+ so I am one crash away from being grounded.  Good to have backup and spares going forward."
Mar 15, 2016

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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?



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…


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…


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?…


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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