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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 commented on Jan Sova's blog post Thermal imaging system for drones
"Hi Jan, I sent you a PM. Can you please look into that or provide your email address so we may have a chat. Thanks. "
Tatich commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"  Heeeyy  Gustav:  Great job, the documento is very useful for people how I, that having basic knowledge of UAV, Thank very much ¡¡¡"
Jan 16
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Oops, that was the draft copy, this one is better! X-UAV%20Talon%20Setup.doc"
Jan 16

Gary Mortimer commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Thats fantastic Gustav, thanks"
Jan 16
Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"OO nice, I like it. I will go thru it slowly and if there is anything I would have done differently I will comment."
Jan 16
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"I have put together a small document that might help with a new X UAV Talon. I built a Talon for someone, and now it works out that that I won't be available to assist with the first flight, bummer :-( Comments and corrections are…"
Jan 16

David Anders replied to Vic 33's discussion Je suis Charlie in the group France
Jan 8

David Anders commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
" DG, not quite true.  We were running 3S 5000s for quite a while and they were more than fine.  It was only until we started lifting heavier weights that we made the jump to 4S.  If Nishid has the 3S batteries already, then…"
Jan 2
Tatich commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"  Hi Gustav, I going to follow your comment and post the result.Cheers"
Jan 2
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"And post your findings? "
Jan 2
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Hi Tatich, Maybe you should start from the beging. Load Arduplane into APM, reset the Spektrum, connect everything outside of the plane, put some spare servos on the APM, see that it at least works as a normal aircraft. Then either load my file, or…"
Jan 1
Tatich commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Hi Gustav: Yes, is about the Talon config file. My problem is: When I connect the the RC Spektrum DX7s in the APM 2.6, the servos and engine, don´t function. I Previously configure all components ( radio, flight modes, magnetometer, compass…"
Jan 1

David Anders commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"This may be a little late, but I would thoroughly recommend running a 4S and at least 5000mah. "
Dec 29, 2014

David Anders commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Wimbledon Drone Delivery Challenge (NBNG)
"We had so much fun doing this challenge.  Even when things didn't go according to plan, it was still fun.  Could do without the snakes though. Had some funny video out takes but they didn't make the final entry - figured 7…"
Dec 23, 2014
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Hi Tatich, Are you talking about the Talon config file ? I've just built a second Talon for a friend, using my param file, and it seems to work just fine in the new one too :-) The radio is not a factor, other than it might not have enough…"
Dec 22, 2014
Tatich commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
" Hi Gustav  I have some probles to configurate  the SpectrumDX7s  with  APM 2.6  on fligh modes, I have a big  X talon, Do you thing than you configuration  upload  in april 20 may be helpful to me with…"
Dec 21, 2014

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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?



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…


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 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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