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HIL firmware not downloading on latest mission planner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Elder Apr 11. 1 Reply

Hey everyone, I'm trying to flash my pixhawk with the latest hil apm plane firmware but I'm getting the following error...Screenshot of error attached.Thanks for the help :)GContinue

Pixhawk orientation issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Dellar Apr 6. 1 Reply

Hey everyone!My name is Gareth and im busy setting up a sky hunter for photogrammetry.Plane is assembled and test flown. She flies like a dream in manual mode. The skyhunter doesnt have a rudder, so…Continue

MikroKopter Oktokopter Carbon Fibre base plates for sale or to swap

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don LeRoi Jun 22, 2012. 1 Reply

For sale or to swap for WHY?$20…Continue

UAV for photogrammetry / surveys

Started this discussion. Last reply by Finnius Feb 21. 36 Replies

Hi EveryoneIm putting together a UAV for aerial surveying using stereo photogrammetry.Id like to get some input for the experts before going ahead.My plan is to buy a high wing trainer coupled with…Continue

 

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Terry Bester replied to Gareth Rens's discussion Photoduino board. Any1 want one?
"Hi Gareth, I've only just found this thread, but are you still making the Photoduino board? If so, how much for a full build posted to UK? Terry"
Aug 21

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Craig Elder replied to Gareth Rens's discussion HIL firmware not downloading on latest mission planner
"We do not have HIL for PX4 / Pixhawk http://firmware.diydrones.com/Plane/stable/"
Apr 11
Gareth Rens posted a discussion

HIL firmware not downloading on latest mission planner

Hey everyone, I'm trying to flash my pixhawk with the latest hil apm plane firmware but I'm getting the following error...Screenshot of error attached.Thanks for the help :)GSee More
Apr 11
Ben Dellar replied to Gareth Rens's discussion Pixhawk orientation issue
"Have you reversed the aileron channel in your TX but not in the Pixhawk firmware? You shouldn't need to adjust the board orientation if the servos move wrong only change the direction that the Pixhawk moves the servos. If you have told the…"
Apr 6
Gareth Rens posted a discussion

Pixhawk orientation issue

Hey everyone!My name is Gareth and im busy setting up a sky hunter for photogrammetry.Plane is assembled and test flown. She flies like a dream in manual mode. The skyhunter doesnt have a rudder, so there are only 3 servo outputs (left aileron, right aileron, elevator) and the esc. When i setup the plane i joined both ailerons together to go to the 1 aileron channel. Is this correct? I performed the calibration in QGC, all went fine, only to find that the control surfaces were reversed in…See More
Apr 3
Finnius replied to Gareth Rens's discussion UAV for photogrammetry / surveys
"Hello Joe, I have been reading your posts and learning all about aerial photography from UAV's! You really seem to know your stuff. I was hoping you could help me figure out how you get the overlap of the images you want. Do you calculate plane…"
Feb 21
Guillermo Azocar replied to Gareth Rens's discussion UAV for photogrammetry / surveys
"Will Stevens. Can you tell more abour your experience with the Samsung NX100 camera? can this camera be triggered? Thanks for your help Guillermo A."
Dec 9, 2013
Giuseppe D'Angelo replied to Gareth Rens's discussion MikroKopter octo XL frame with Ardupilot
"Ops, the right video is on Vimeo. the video below (on youtube) is not mine I was wrong to copy url Sorry I was trying to figure out how to insert the video with the image Ciao - Giuseppe "
Dec 3, 2013
Giuseppe D'Angelo replied to Gareth Rens's discussion MikroKopter octo XL frame with Ardupilot
"I answer myself alone and now I can say youI built it and I took the test https://vimeo.com/80898081 Arducopter and Mikrokopter go much agree. Ciao - Giuseppe"
Dec 3, 2013
hardik replied to Gareth Rens's discussion Photoduino board. Any1 want one?
"hey i want to purchase with complete board with soldering. so if you want to sell then contact me on hardiksharma.ipr.ext@gmail.com "
Oct 9, 2013
Giuseppe D'Angelo replied to Gareth Rens's discussion MikroKopter octo XL frame with Ardupilot
"Hi Gareth, but in conclusion the frame Mikrokopter  Okto flies with APM/Arducopter? Ciao - Giuseppe"
Oct 5, 2013
Gareth Rens replied to Gareth Rens's discussion IR Camera Shutter control using Arduino
"It can definitely be added to the APM code. What do u mean how do i release the camera? Im busy putting one together that uses an ATTiny uC instead. "
Jul 31, 2013
German_ti replied to Gareth Rens's discussion IR Camera Shutter control using Arduino
"I love the idea too.  Can we add this code to APM and use script for shutter release? I dont want add one more ardu :) How are you release your camera?"
Jul 31, 2013
B Duffy replied to Gareth Rens's discussion UAV for photogrammetry / surveys
"Hi Joe, How do you trigger /run the intervalometer on the cameras you mentioned? It sounds like you are getting great resolution. Also, I just wanted to mention that for those performing mapping for research, education, or personal use, you can use…"
Jul 12, 2013
Can Atalay replied to Gareth Rens's discussion UAV for photogrammetry / surveys
"Did you find out any solution or tech for RTK GPS ? "
Jul 12, 2013
Paul replied to Gareth Rens's discussion UAV for photogrammetry / surveys
"Hi Joe, Is it true that using an adapter for Voightlander on the Samsung NX  means will lose infinity focus? "
May 13, 2013

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About Me:
I am a patron of the Sciences
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am interested in anthing that has switches, buttons, gears or knobs...
I run a local south african drone forum: sadrones.co.za
And have started an aerial photography company called RAD Aerial Photography. We Also sell multi-rotors on www.stuffinc.co.za
Hometown:
Vereeniging, Gauteng

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Worlds smallest One-man Helicopter

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 12:49am 8 Comments

RAD Aerials first video edit

Posted on June 6, 2012 at 12:44am 6 Comments

Not too bad for my first edit. Used premier (my first time)

Tried uploading it to vimeo for copyright reasons, but no go.

So I uploaded to you tube. The only country that its blocked in is…

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APM2 conversion to Naza

Posted on May 27, 2012 at 12:06am 38 Comments

Morning everyone!

So i decided to try the whole Dji thing. It took all of about 20mins to swop the APM2 with the Naza.

The setup is as simple as it gets. That took no more than 10 mins.

After installing the hardware and software I took it outside and attempted the first flight.

All I have to say is wow! A truly awesome…

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Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 6:01pm on January 13, 2012, John Campen said…

Thanks for your help on the fail safe setting Gareth. I see that this was updated last week on the wiki document page for fail safe by Jason, but he has entered the same value for two functions for TH_FS_ACTION as value 1 which i think is an error. The two functions are either to reinstate the origination mission once signal is restored or to RTL even if connection is restored. I have got mine now set at 1 for both THFS and THFSA but Im yet to know what it will active if ti kicks in. Do you what are the correct values for THS ACTION?

At 11:26pm on January 13, 2012, Gareth Rens said…

Iv pm'd Jason to ask about the typo.

Testing is fairly easy. Arm the copter without props (needs to have GPS lock)

Run up the motors in STAB mode and turn the transmitter off. If the motors die, the failsafe didnt work.

You can also see if it works in APM planner if you connected via xbee. The mode will change from STAB to RTL if you turn off the transmitter.

G:)

At 11:44pm on January 13, 2012, Gareth Rens said…
At 11:05pm on January 24, 2012, nick said…

Gareth, I missed your message a couple of minutes ago but I am back on now.

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