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Antenna Tracker using 1280 Oilpan

Started Jan 10 0 Replies

Hi,Will the antenna Tracker code run on an old 1280 Oilpan type APM, and where can I get it?Continue

IRIS/Pixhawk rollover

Started Jun 16, 2014 0 Replies

Hi, a friend of mine has the above combination, and now has had two crashes in a row.Here are the log files, I can't find anything obvious....Continue

IRIS change stick mode from 2 to mode 1

Started May 16, 2014 0 Replies

Other than the mechanics of such a change, how do I get into the software of the TX to do that ?Continue

APC Multirotor props

Started Jan 18, 2014 0 Replies

As the topic says.......I picked up a set 10X4.5 from my LHS.Looks good, substantially stronger hub, less flex.Weirdly enough, although the current is the same in hover, the motors run cooler.…Continue

 

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Gustav Kuhn replied to Anna Tian's discussion Best open source autopilots v.s. commercial autopilots for conventional fixed wing unmanned aircraft usage
"Rob, I helped to build a BD4C that has two of these fitted. Not a single mechanical gyro here............ http://www.mglavionics.co.za/iEFIS.htm "
8 hours ago
Gustav Kuhn replied to Anna Tian's discussion Best open source autopilots v.s. commercial autopilots for conventional fixed wing unmanned aircraft usage
"Hi Rob, From the pictures, a standard Talon already has an improved wing area, couple that to the available wing extensions, and you have a much different beast. As an aside, I had a "One on one" flight with a Skywalker, 25 Km/h wind,…"
8 hours ago
Gustav Kuhn replied to Anna Tian's discussion Best open source autopilots v.s. commercial autopilots for conventional fixed wing unmanned aircraft usage
"You know, at the cost of ONE of those aircraft, they could pay me to build, fly, and return ONCE a year, and still come out "under budget". I could do 10 missions a year for them, "under budget", and  I would be able to give…"
Sunday
Gustav Kuhn replied to Anna Tian's discussion Best open source autopilots v.s. commercial autopilots for conventional fixed wing unmanned aircraft usage
"Wow, thanks for sharing your procedure here ! Very nice work, exactly the kind of "image" drones should be presenting to the uninformed masses out there!"
Sunday
Gustav Kuhn replied to Anna Tian's discussion Best open source autopilots v.s. commercial autopilots for conventional fixed wing unmanned aircraft usage
"No idea, but from my source, it appeared to be underpowered, or overweight, or both. "
Sunday
Gustav Kuhn replied to Anna Tian's discussion Best open source autopilots v.s. commercial autopilots for conventional fixed wing unmanned aircraft usage
"Well, first of all, you need to know that your airframe, under manual control, is an easy airframe to fly, and is an airframe that is suitable for your application. Secondly, who will be flying, and setting it up ? If your first answer is " an…"
Sunday
Gustav Kuhn replied to Anna Tian's discussion Best open source autopilots v.s. commercial autopilots for conventional fixed wing unmanned aircraft usage
"About mechanical gyros, anyone recognise these? Must have been a bitch to write code for them.... "
Sunday
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Sunday
Gustav Kuhn replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Considering that PIDS's are independand of radio used, here is a screen grab of my 3DR quad PIDS, after "Auto Tune".... Really flies well :-)"
Friday
Gustav Kuhn replied to Anna Tian's discussion Best open source autopilots v.s. commercial autopilots for conventional fixed wing unmanned aircraft usage
"Hi John, Well, I haven't done research, I've just been flying the things, and from 4 x APM 1.5 OilPan, 3 x 3DR APM 2.5, and 2 x APM 2.7 clones, and not a single failure as such. I've crashed quadcopters twice, once a propeller came…"
Friday
Gustav Kuhn replied to Anna Tian's discussion Best open source autopilots v.s. commercial autopilots for conventional fixed wing unmanned aircraft usage
"Wow FM, That WAS long winded :-) But I agree,mostly........ Other than "Auto Launch/Land", if you can't fly manually, you have no place in the "small" UAV market. It will ALWAYS take a certain amount of skill, and…"
Thursday
Gustav Kuhn replied to yuvraj's discussion Texas instrument launchpad in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Well, the source code for both PixHawk and APM is open. You can download it, and see if you can modify it to run on the TI platform. I dont know enough to help you any further, sorry !"
Thursday
Gustav Kuhn replied to Anna Tian's discussion Best open source autopilots v.s. commercial autopilots for conventional fixed wing unmanned aircraft usage
"Hi Anna, How do you connect to the PixHawk? Yes, I also sometimes have to restart Mission Planner, but only if I interrupt it during some process, like downloading log files. You should not need to repeatedly install the firmware. The actual GPS…"
Thursday
Gustav Kuhn replied to Anna Tian's discussion Best open source autopilots v.s. commercial autopilots for conventional fixed wing unmanned aircraft usage
"Hi Anna, APM, PixHawk are all open source. All the drawings and schematics are open, and can be copied. And since most components come from China, Malaysia and Korea anyway, the only difference will be in quality control of the finished product. I…"
Thursday
Gustav Kuhn replied to yuvraj's discussion Texas instrument launchpad in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Why do you want to re invent the wheel ? I have a TI 'Launch Pad", maybe it is an much older one, but for mine, there is no way to make it an auto pilot. Go google, apm, pixhawk, and you will see where this technology is these days."
Thursday
Gustav Kuhn replied to Anna Tian's discussion Best open source autopilots v.s. commercial autopilots for conventional fixed wing unmanned aircraft usage
"Hi Anna, I only have APM 2.5 and APM 2.6 controllers. But I have no problems with Mission Planner, on two different laptops, one running 32bit XP Pro, the other 64 bit Win 8. I only use Mission Planner. I can connect with either the cable, or 915…"
Jan 20

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Not much, basically a "copy&paste" experimenter :-)
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Always wanted to have a working drone!
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Cape Town

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Another " Multi Button Mode Switch"

Posted on September 8, 2013 at 12:00am 3 Comments

At this point, more theoretical than practical.

Most TX's use 5V technology, Microchip has a nice 8PDIP, 10K, 256 step, device, the MCP41010, that will happily run on 5V.

If this were to replace a slider or pot on a TX, you would be able to hack any brand TX, even with limited tech skills.

So, this is an attempt…

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Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 12:58am on November 23, 2011, Gisela & Joe Noci said…

Hello Gustav!!!!

Yep, thats me!  My goodness, that is a lifetime ago I still remember when we stayed in the hostel and you went to do your radio amateur exam in JHB, in town, that evening!
That is all a very longtime ago.

How are you? I have moved to Namibia , 5years ago, had enough of Gauteng and everything else - was with ATE for the last 18 years or so. Now live next to the sea, in a quiet and peacefull place, playing UAV's...

Very nice to hear from you. Maybe we can make a sked on HF, if you are still into that!

Keep well.
Kind Regards
Joe
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At 12:17pm on November 23, 2011, Gisela & Joe Noci said…

Well, as least you are out of Gauteng, but you left early on anyway - good that you never came back!  I was with a commercial company for about 2 years after Atlas, then went to Andromeda, doing BIT Slice processor copies of VAX computers, then went to ATE, did Rooivalk mission and weapons systems, Pilatus trainer avionics, lots of UAV work, big stuff - 160kg plus, etc, etc, and left them 5 years ago. Now I am having fun! Also busy now with a big quadrotor, own design, using helicopter blades 750mm diameter X 4. Hope to carry a 2kg camera for 1 hour...

Well, I hope if you 'die' there it is in the far distant future!

 

Keep well Gustav.

Regards

Joe

At 3:06pm on May 6, 2012, Carl La France said…

Hey Gustav I am not carrying any extra weight other than I C?A ed the wings to the fuselage so they don't pull apart have a good day

Carl

At 2:23pm on July 25, 2012, Gisela & Joe Noci said…

Hi again Gustav,

Have seen you guys and Big Bertha, etc. I did something similar with a Lanyu 100 - check on DIYDrones blog for Nampilot and HORNBILL - also GUPPY and SurVoyeur, our latest commercial product - having far to much fun for two people out here in Swakop!.

How things going?>>

Joe

At 1:02am on July 26, 2012, Gustav Kuhn said…

Hi Joe,

So envious of your successes !

Big Bertha has been mothballed, the client realized that they required a certain proficiency with operating RC equipment, that they did not have.

I don't get much chance to RC here lately, other interests, work, the weather, all conspires against me !

I've looked at your website, very impressive.

At 11:50am on October 15, 2012, John said…
At 11:50pm on April 23, 2014, Walter Smit said…

Hi Gustav

I had to hand over the project to an old university colleague of mine - who has more experience in the things that the client now suddenly wants (multispectral imaging and vegetation mapping). I wish I could be more involved!

Cheers

W

At 4:11am on November 27, 2014, Wayne Upfold said…

Hi All, I specialize in 300ha plus surveys, been in the business for 8 years, I do a lot of work for smaller multirotor operators whose equipment is not suitable for larger jobs, attached is a 2100ha job we have recently completed in Mozambique. Our processing is done by qualified land surveyors or you can process yourself, we can process using agisoft, photomodeler or pix4d, its up to you and your requirements, if you are a budding uav pilot we can process you images for you, generate contours as well as produce line drawings and add cadastral data from the surveyer generals office, Ortho rectified images with real worldfile data. email aerialinspection@gmail.com   cel:0767189211

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