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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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johnkowalsky commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"ohh now I get it. She isn't very attractive"
Saturday
Edgar Scott commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"...more naked Pixel-People for your pleasure...Top 10 Naked People on Google Earthhttp://googlesightseeing.com/2006/11/top-10-naked-people-on-google-earth/"
Thursday
Scott Powell commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"Yeah, I saw this on local TV news, and every channel had to zoom in to the 'embarrassing' part, all grainy and hard to make out. And you can picture this woman going to every channel with the photo, saying 'Oh gawd, it's SO…"
Wednesday
glen brockhurst commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"I agree Rob ! Why is it that people have this overwhelming belief that all ins sunder are fixated on what they get up to in there own back yard and would be spying on them. The only people who g-a-s are your neighbours on either side cause they have…"
Nov 17
Quadzimodo commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"It is not unusual for a woman to work on her tan in her own backyard. This might be because there is no beach nearby, or simply due to the added privacy afforded in one's own backyard. Up until relatively recently a fenced backyard offered a…"
Nov 17
F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"At what point is what we see not able to be used in personal possibly commercial work.. seems a bit weird... and most likely a sensational article, it is definitely entertaining, great post!"
Nov 17
Azri Ibrahim commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"This reminds me of the days when camera phones became prevalent. Everybody was gripped by paranoia! Here in Brunei where I reside, the authorities have started restricting the personal importation of fpv equipment, multicopters and to some extent rc…"
Nov 17
Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"I know I can't be the only who thinks this isn't the fault of the woman.She is entitled to her privacy just like any of us. Anyone who knows photoshop or basic retouching can tell you that cloning her out from the finished product…"
Nov 17
Andrew Rabbitt commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"I'll bet the real estate agent was quite happy with all the extra publicity they got for free.  I wonder whether they provoked her into creating the stink? Want to buy a house in Mt Martha, David?  The neighbors are great! :) "
Nov 17

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David Anders commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"She did pose for the sign...  Quite possibly at direction of the media crew.  If we're going to open that door, the media are great at hyping up stories.  The woman was actually quite humble in the news stories (and in the TV…"
Nov 17
mP1 commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"@David First of all she clearly posed for the sign, so its not the medias fault, its hers. WIthout her cooperation they wouldnt have the story."
Nov 17

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David Anders commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"Well yes, that's just the media for you...  I don't agree with the way the media have portrayed it, but it's best to just let that slip and focus on what matters to us.  This isn't diyjournalists.com."
Nov 17
mP1 commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"If she wants privacy why is she showing her face in front of a sign with her address ? She has now published to the world she likes to sunbake in a g-string, i cant help but wonder if that might attract others to have a look. "
Nov 17

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David Anders commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"I don't think that point was missed.  In subsequent media, the real estate agent went to the woman's house and apologised.  He just said it was a mistake that the picture was included.  The point the media was playing up on…"
Nov 17
Euan Ramsay commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"I think the point missed here is that the capture of this person on film was incidental not intentional. Also, whether the crew were registered or not, the fact is, they fulfilled their brief. Did they do it safely? Yes, probably - regardless of…"
Nov 17

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David Anders commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"It is certainly unfortunate that the first few comments and subsequent comments were made on her appearance.  Which has actually nothing to do with the problem.  In Australia, there is still a sense of my backyard is safe and I should be…"
Nov 17

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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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Servicing east Australia (and Adelaide).

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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...

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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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UAE develops delivery drones to improve government services

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 1:02am 12 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…

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