Gustav Kuhn
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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

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

 

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Latest Activity

Gustav Kuhn replied to Garry's discussion A New Flight Mode in the group ArduCopter User Group
"You cannot "Pilot Proof" the code........ "
8 hours ago
Gustav Kuhn replied to Kris Kitchen's discussion Landing drone flips over and will not turn off? in the group IRIS
"RTFM ? :-)"
Thursday
Gustav Kuhn commented on Larry A Amati's blog post Aeroquad full build
"Dump those props, and get apc MR props !"
Apr 12
Gustav Kuhn replied to Kris Kitchen's discussion Landing drone flips over and will not turn off? in the group IRIS
"I'm using APM 2.6, all my missions end with RTL. 6 feet or so, I pull the throttle all the way down. At this point, APM controls throttle, and at the moment of touching, I flick to STAB mode. Hasn't failed me yet...... It helps to come…"
Apr 12
Gustav Kuhn commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Arducopter Region-of-Interest demonstration video
"Wish I had seen this, before wasting half a day, and 100Km worth of petrol...... Just one question, how does the yaw behavior command influence this ? I did have my mission set up incorrectly, but I also fiddled with this, in the sun, in a…"
Apr 12
Gustav Kuhn replied to Phillip Janse Van Vuuren's discussion AD1 drone falls
"Hallo Phillip, Jy het my nommer, jy is welkom om my te bel....."
Apr 11
Gustav Kuhn replied to Phillip Janse Van Vuuren's discussion AD1 drone falls
"Does this drone have telemetry ?"
Apr 11
Gustav Kuhn replied to BHASKAR JYOTI BORA's discussion Regarding APM 2.6 confusion
"Ok, you have some research to do. Firstly, the board does whatever firmware you load into it, can be 'plane, multirotor, car, boat, etc. I'm inclined to think it is a copy of the original 3DR APM 2.5. Then it should have an on board…"
Apr 11
Gustav Kuhn replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Auto mode flying the wrong direction...something weird happened. in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Welllll, you could call it a bug, but using the "Add Below" feature very clearly and obviously shows "0" in the Lat/Long fields, and nonsensical data in the others, so, how much spoon feeding do you really want…"
Apr 1
Gustav Kuhn replied to Shyam Balasubramanian's discussion Using Camera wipes out GPS signal entirely (Confirmed)
"Old problem, mentioned numerous times on this forum. Many video cams generate spurious signals well into the gps frequencies. You can try to wrap the camera in tin foil, obviously leaving the lens and controls open :-) I almost lost a quad due to a…"
Mar 28
Gustav Kuhn replied to Elios's discussion Best Combination of Motors, prop and batteries for the X-UAV Talon for the Longer flight Distance
"Baris, my current measurements are somewhere on this blog.... APC props get marks on the from hitting grass, etc, but they don't break easily. Electric wooden props are very flimsy....... For landing I cut all power, and let the motor windmill,…"
Mar 27
Gustav Kuhn replied to Elios's discussion Best Combination of Motors, prop and batteries for the X-UAV Talon for the Longer flight Distance
"A 40 A ESC "should" be fine, you won't be drawing that much current. Don't use wooden props, the tips will hit grass/twigs, etc on landing, and break."
Mar 25
Gustav Kuhn replied to Gabriel Sölvi Windels's discussion Where can I buy a proper Variable Pitch Propeller?
"Hi Gary, with all due respect, the above picture does NOT show the most efficient TO orientation, and you might just loose some of the aerodynamic properties of the wing upper surface. Also, the amount of lift generated by the wheels, in that…"
Mar 25
Gustav Kuhn replied to Gabriel Sölvi Windels's discussion Where can I buy a proper Variable Pitch Propeller?
"Considering that the majority of RC planes, of all propulsion systems, and even up to 110cc gassers, seem to take off and fly very well without VP props, the question is ...WHY ???"
Mar 25
Gustav Kuhn replied to Christopher Gehrich's discussion Trouble With 5V Linear BECs in Parallel in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Not all Linear regulators are created equal..... The one with the lowest internal resistance, will attempt to supply all the current. If you can tolerate a slight voltage drop, either solder some Schottky diodes, all with the stripey end pointing at…"
Mar 24
Gustav Kuhn replied to Elios's discussion Best Combination of Motors, prop and batteries for the X-UAV Talon for the Longer flight Distance
""Talon" has wings, and a motor at the back. "Toys" have 4 motors on top, and the less said, the better :-( It's a translation problem....."
Mar 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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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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