Gareth Jones
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Camera Aerial Photography

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gareth Jones Mar 24, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi I have recently assembled my first multi-copter.The next step is to add a camera for aerial photography.  I'm looking for a camera that is light weight, but can also produce some quality imagery.…Continue

Flight Time (New at this)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Olson Jan 11, 2013. 3 Replies

HiI'm looking at purchasing an Arducopter for some basic aerial surveys.  What I would like to know, is it possible to get a flight time of approximately 40min-1 hour with a pay-load of about…Continue

 

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Gareth Jones replied to Quan Le's discussion Drone topographical survey for agriculture in Africa - What have we done wrong? Business opportunity in the group Agricultural UAVs
"Hi Quan Le Like many people have mentioned, work in Africa can be exciting. Also, like many people have mentioned Ground Control Points are necessary for accurate results.  A recent project we complete was to generate a flood line assessment…"
Jan 4, 2016
Daniel Dipalma replied to Gareth Jones's discussion Laws or Flying Regulations in Angola in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"I heard that FAA has introduced some new rules and regulations but I don't think they are being started following. Whatever, the case will be different in Angola. I think you will be needing the help of an aviation law service. You can always…"
Aug 7, 2014
Raymond Leach replied to Gareth Jones's discussion Laws or Flying Regulations in Angola in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"Check with the local authorities and municipalities / law enforcement first? Get permission to do whatever you want to do wherever you want to do it."
Jun 3, 2014
Gareth Jones added a discussion to the group South African DIY Drones User Group
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Laws or Flying Regulations in Angola

HiWith regards to flying UAV's/UAS (Multi-copter/Fixed Wing) units in Angola, for survey purposes (agriculture or construction), are there any Laws/Rules/Regulations or procedures governing this process?Any information or help would be appreciated.Cheers, GarethSee More
Jun 3, 2014
Gareth Jones replied to Gareth Jones's discussion Camera Aerial Photography
"Hi Jaime I've decided on the s95 & s100.  I managed to get all three cameras second hand at a great price.  Based on recommendation from others and also the price that I managed to get the cameras for, it seemed to be the correct…"
Mar 24, 2014
Jaime Lopez replied to Gareth Jones's discussion Camera Aerial Photography
"Hi Gareth, what camere did you finally choose?  I have to take the same decision now, Jaime"
Mar 9, 2014

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Gary Mortimer replied to Gareth Jones's discussion Camera Infra-red Conversion in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"Hennie please remove mention of military services from your signature. it is against TOS here. People want to use the conversion for agricultural stuff."
Jan 23, 2014
mdrm replied to Gareth Jones's discussion Camera Infra-red Conversion in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"An interesting video from Youtube with the Canon PowerShot Elph130IS (USD95)from Dennis Baldwin and the infragram-diy-filter-pack (USD10) might help you on this - A DIY approach, you need a few tools though. What are you hoping to sense ie. what are…"
Jan 6, 2014
Christiaan van Vollenstee replied to Gareth Jones's discussion Camera Infra-red Conversion in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"We at C-Faktor do NIR conversion on cameras, feel free to contact me at cvanvollenstee@cfaktor.com also please find attached the quality images we can provide with our conversions. Raw Image from camera NDVI Image Near Infra red"
Jan 6, 2014
Gareth Jones replied to Gareth Jones's discussion Camera Infra-red Conversion in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"Howzit Christiaan Looking for Near IR"
Jan 6, 2014
Christiaan van Vollenstee replied to Gareth Jones's discussion Camera Infra-red Conversion in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"Hey, are you looking for Near Infra red or far infra red?"
Jan 6, 2014
Gareth Jones added a discussion to the group South African DIY Drones User Group
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Camera Infra-red Conversion

Hi,I'm looking for a place in South Africa that is able to do an infra-red conversion on a canon s95 camera.If there is such a place/company, is there an alternative camera to the s95 that is easier or better to preform the conversion on?Cheers,GarethSee More
Jan 6, 2014
Gareth Jones replied to Gareth Jones's discussion Skyhunter UAV in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"Hi Byron Thanks very much for your help.  Yes, a great plane and stoked to hear about yours getting into the sky.  First choice is the Skyhunter, but there is also the Skywalker.   Regards, Gareth"
Jul 1, 2013
Byron replied to Gareth Jones's discussion Skyhunter UAV in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"He's not getting any skyhunters anytime soon..You can get one yourself directly from BevRC: http://www.bevrc.com/skyhunterwhite-eponew-professional-fpv-plane_p542.html for $129. Orders above $200 get free shipping as well, so load up on…"
Jul 1, 2013
Byron replied to Gareth Jones's discussion Skyhunter UAV in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"Hi, I know a guy that brings them in. I'll check if he's getting any more and let you know. I maidened mine on Saturday - awsome plane!   Regards Byron"
Jul 1, 2013
Gareth Jones replied to Gareth Jones's discussion Skyhunter UAV in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"Hi Wessie Thanks for the reply.  Would be great if you could import the Skyhunter.  With regards to the Skywalker, do you have the newest version (EPO Material, black)? Regards, Gareth"
Jul 1, 2013

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About Me:
Background is Environmental Management. Straight out of university I worked for 3 years for an aerial survey company. That's where my interest in GIS and Aerial Surveying began. Currently work at a Water & Environmental Consultancy.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Working at an aerial survey company sparked my interest in UAVs and their potential. Wanting to develop and gain more knowledge in this area.
Hometown:
Durban

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