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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

Prefetch question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gustav Kuhn Aug 1, 2013. 4 Replies

First, a big thanks to Michael Oborne, your selfless effort is much appreciated !My question, when I do a prefetch, is that prefetch only valid for that specific mission?I would like to do a short,…Continue

Saving Mission Log

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wessie Aug 22, 2011. 5 Replies

Hi Michael,I'm much appreciative of your Planner, but have a small problem, my own I suppose.Now, I normally spend a lot of time setting up the aircraft, the computer, the link, which implies that I…Continue

 

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Gustav Kuhn commented on Gisela & Joe Noci's blog post More 433 MHz antenna - the 1/2wave Ring Radiator
"All Joe's Fault.... After I figured out that a "SlimJim" (Google is your friend) might just be the easiest omni antenna for the "test instrument deprived" to make, I wanted one for my new XUAV Talon. The base station one was…"
15 hours ago
Gustav Kuhn commented on Gisela & Joe Noci's blog post More 433 MHz antenna - the 1/2wave Ring Radiator
"Oops, did I say 915 MHz ? 3DR modems, easier to get. Will be using your Planar Ring design shortly, just received my miniVna Tiny :-) With 15000 mAh @ 16 m/s my Talon just might do 120 minutes, but that is with only a GoPro :-( Love to see some…"
Jul 27
Gustav Kuhn commented on Gisela & Joe Noci's blog post More 433 MHz antenna - the 1/2wave Ring Radiator
"Hi guys/girls, I would like to present the return loss picture of a 915 MHz "SlimJim" antenna I made for my base station :-) "
Jul 22
Gustav Kuhn posted photos
Jul 14
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Tatich, did you ever find your Talon ?"
Jul 13
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Hi Elios, I try to do some pictures tomorrow or so, Talon is in my store, and it is night here ! Not that you would see much, the thin carbon rods are completely hidden in the foam, and I painted the tips red ! I'm not too good with…"
Jul 13
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"And a tip from my side, I found the tips of the rudders quite easily bend when it is bumped, and then becomes soft and floppy. I bought some 2mm carbon rod from Clowns Hobbies here, cut two 70mm lengths, sharpened one end on a grinder, and carefully…"
Jul 13
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Well, as I said, my document is a work in progress......... I helped set up another Talon recently, and the owner required clarity on some parts of the document. I would also appreciate any feedback, tips you might have, etc. I particularly would…"
Jul 13
Gustav Kuhn replied to Darren L's discussion Quadcopter Randomly Lands in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Well, thanks for putting me in my place :-) I have a 3DR quad, APM 2.6 clone. (I had a "real" Apm 2.6, until I installed the 3DR OSD.., long story, alcohol involved) I've done the Auto Tune thing. I come from RC background since 1980,…"
Jul 10
Gustav Kuhn replied to Darren L's discussion Quadcopter Randomly Lands in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Loiter is a mode that is designed to keep the copter in one place, altitude included. You can "bump" it to a new position using the rc controller, but the onboard sensors will heavily dampen your inputs. No good for the quick reactions…"
Jul 10
Gustav Kuhn replied to Hugues's discussion How to reduce the Auto take off initial "drop" ? in the group X-UAV Talon
"My Talon has the wing extensions, and 15 000 mAh worth of batteries in the nose. Even in "no wind " hand launches, it "almost" just flies out of my hand, @ 80% throttle. Should be more than adequate in your setup, with the motor…"
Jul 9
Gustav Kuhn replied to Hugues's discussion How to reduce the Auto take off initial "drop" ? in the group X-UAV Talon
"Yes, the motor needs to be running at least 80% power during the launch."
Jul 9
Gustav Kuhn replied to Bernardo's discussion Compass interference !
"Which APM are you using ? Which GPS unit ? Did you do a "compassmot" ? If you have a compass with built in magnetometer, it is way too close to electronics, and doesn't appear to be solidly mounted. That is why the later stuff have…"
Jul 7
Gustav Kuhn replied to Hoverscape's discussion Talon Vs 300 Real life experiences in the group X-UAV Talon
"Search for my previous posts on the Talon ....."
Jul 6
Gustav Kuhn commented on Hugues's blog post HOW TO - Xuav Talon build (part 3) : internal bay components planning & installation
"Hi David, What is your progress? I have some pictures of my installation too, for a different application. What folks seem to forget, is that radio waves travel through foam like it isn't there. So you can have most of your antennas internal,…"
Jun 20
Gustav Kuhn replied to Chris Woods's discussion Apm 2.6 firmware
"It will install the last firmware that will fit......"
Jun 20

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Always wanted to have a working drone!
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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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