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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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Esteban Jaramillo commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"I just bought a T-Motor AS2216 1250kv for my talon mini, what prop should I use? I'm looking for endurance. I'm going to put a APM inside and a 5000mAh 4s battery"
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Ok, just read your previous posts, you are using 4400 mAh, total packs ? What cell number? My mini Talon seems to balance with 4000mA/H 3S pack in the nose. On Big Talon I moved the batteries back about 1cm, puts the balance point back the same…"
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Heh, heh, only took me two flights to sort that one out :-) Sorry, my bad, couldn't resist ! Do fit airspeed, I was muchly impressed the way my big Talon maintained +- 80 Km/H airspeed, while ground/gps speed varied from 60 to 110 Km/H on…"
Dr. Michael Vogt commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Greetings Talon-ites, I had a great day today. I have been flying four Talon-mini's since mid Feb2014.... most everything behaved correctly in Manual and Stabilize modes, and worked so well that it was really frustrating to have the LOITER…"
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Hi Michael, I've just finished uploading param files from Juan, that completely screwed my Talon RC commands :-) I fixed all that, obviously our radios differ somewhat..... In all my messing around to fix it, what I did find, is that in any…"
Dr. Michael Vogt commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Gustav,   I haven't charted your 'funny loiter circles' yet, but I suspect they will look like mine, something less than nice circles I get from my Radian Pro's outfitted with APM1.4's (I have at least a dozen of…"
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Ignore the 2014-04-19 tlog :-)"
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"DocV, what strange things do you see? I'm wondering if it wouldn't be better to an outboard vtail mixer........"
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Well, I've done two Auto missions now. Definately requires some tuning. Loiter also does some funny circles.2014-04-20%2010-03-56.tlog 2014-04-19%2016-13-47.tlog"
Dr. Michael Vogt commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"greetings.    I have been using the ardupilot for several years, but have been slow to join forums and post.   in the past few months I have built and been flying several Talon-mini's, (4 of them) and have things…"

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
" 12 mins with a 4S 3000mah battery"
Apr 9

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

David Anders commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Season 2, The Model
"Hi Sylvain, Where I go to that 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

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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.

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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?



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...

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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?…


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…


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…


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…


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