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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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David Anders added a discussion to the group Australia

3DR Stockists

Hi all,A number of people have asked me about 3DR gear and that I should let this group know so I thought I would post something as a discussion to let people know that I am a 3DR distributor and have a lot of their more popular items available from Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane.  I normally do work with commercial places, and only just opened up the public retail side but welcome anyone from the group to pick something up locally. The main website is …See More
18 hours ago

David Anders commented on Todd Urban's blog post My company is producing a ground station
"Easy now...  There was one " in there. (;"
Aug 19
Scott Pritchett commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"I suggest you go take a look at the Talon thread over on rcgroups.  There are a few config files posted. I also suggest you look at the mod I did to convert the talon to a conventional tail instead of a V (I'm Noircogi over there).…"
Aug 18
Scott Fuller commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Keep in mind that the big Talon and Mini Talon are two different animals. You'll need Parameters for the bigger Talon. "
Aug 18
David White commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Ok folks, I've read through all the comments etc and after having just purchased the Talon (1720mm wing) and currently getting it setup for its first flight I am looking for anyone to share (gracefully) their param setup. I see A post a few…"
Aug 18
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"@ Antonie, Haven't really tested for stall speed as such, but here at the coast it seems to be in the 20 - 30 Km/h range. If you are straight and level, stall is a non event anyway. I haven't tried stalling it in a bank, yet !!! And…"
Aug 17
Antonie Kruger commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Hi Gustav, I'm unpacking my Talon as I'm writing this.:)) I do not need looonnggg flight times...sun tan on the ceiling of your mouth:/, sorry - the point being that she will run on a 5Ah battery = light setup with no FPV gear, just down…"
Aug 17

David Anders commented on Hai Tran's blog post Coptercam makes its aircraft available to the public for the first time
"Gents - please focus on the blog post and NOT the author. No more personal comments or they will be deleted."
Aug 6
GBB commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"I have a question for anybody in the Group. I am interested in loading ROS onto my IRIS. Has anybody here done that and is willing to offer some advice? "
Jul 30

David Anders replied to Peter Hardy-Atkins's discussion 2.5 and 2.6 in the group Australia
"Oh, as for telling hen the GPS is locked on...  You shouldn't be able to arm it if you don't have a lock (if you haven't changed that).  You can also tell in MIssion Planner if you have it connected via the USB cable or…"
Jul 27

David Anders replied to Peter Hardy-Atkins's discussion 2.5 and 2.6 in the group Australia
"Hi Peter, APM 2.6 requires a GPS unit with an onboard compass or an external compass. If you're compass is one of the enclosed units and not just the GPS square circuitry exposed then you should be fine.  I'm happy to…"
Jul 27

David Anders commented on Chris Anderson's group ArduCopter User Group
"Hi Spencer, I have a heaps of black motor related stuff (i'm a 3DR distro).  Let me know if you don't have any luck elsewhere."
Jul 25

David Anders commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Wimbledon Drone Delivery Challenge (NBNG)
"I think it's time I popped my T3 cherry with this one..."
Jul 25
William Robert Sugar commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"Returned my IRIS, have (4) Zippy 5000 batteries with Deans on them. Each battery has exactly 1 cycle. (actually one has the factory Hobby King connectors on it - it has no cycles) They aren't ideal for my Y6, so, if you are interested, shoot me…"
Jul 24
Roberto Andrade commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"Iris RC control display, no work Please display my RC does not work and does not allow me to arm the iris. I've tried changing the battery and did not work someone…"
Jul 24

3D Robotics
Stephen Garland commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"3DR Controller Prototype TestingHi everyone, We're doing some user testing for new prototypes at 3DR here in Berkeley Ca. If you are in the Bay Area and would be interested in testing and giving feedback on the prototypes, please drop me a…"
Jul 22

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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.

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Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Avid UAV operator, passionate contributor to the community and a distributor for 3D Robotics, T-motors and Droidworx gear.

Servicing east Australia (and Adelaide).

Feel free to drop me a line. I can talk about this stuff all day.

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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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?…


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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