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Spring Clearance Sale

Started Jan 17 0 Replies

Hi guys,I'm cleaning my R&D workshop and have got some bargains. I've being doing R&D on copters for over 3 years as part of making aircraft for Coptercam, so every now and then there are…Continue

v1.2.22 problems with flight modes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Navigant Nov 25, 2012. 4 Replies

I'm currently happily running Arduplane 2.65 and Mission Planner 1.2.20.I upgraded to 1.2.22 today and when I changed flight modes the HUD didn't display the new mode, instead an error msg…Continue

Disable RTL failsafe when plane is on the ground

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hai Tran Oct 29, 2012. 2 Replies

Is it possible to disable RTL failsafe when the plane is on the ground?I did this test, I removed the prop, then I connected up the battery without having the transmitter on, a few seconds later the…Continue

Finwing Penguin FPV aircraft

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Capili Mar 8, 2013. 11 Replies

I know that Penguin's don't fly, but this I'm pretty happy with mine.I've just completed 5 flights with my Penguin and I would have to say that it is a pleasure to build and fly. It has all the…Continue

 

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Robert Palmer commented on Hai Tran's blog post Customs seizes 80k worth of Drones
"Andrew, Not faith or trust, just simple experience.  On the import/export side, most of my permits and exemptions related to the import of materials that was otherwise have been blocked.  I have also held permits, licenses and exemptions…"
5 hours ago

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Hai Tran commented on Quadzimodo's blog post Need to Know - Export Controls
"The most ridiculous part about this unfortunate incident is that virtually none of the technology originated in Australia to start with, the key components in question including the flight control board can be purchased by any one online. As both a…"
11 hours ago
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Hai Tran's blog post Customs seizes 80k worth of Drones
"Your trust and faith in state bureaucracy is heartwarming, Robert. Notwithstanding the horse was seen to have bolted, after wandering about the wilds of the non-Western world, it has subsequently died peacefully of old-age."
15 hours ago
Robert Palmer commented on Hai Tran's blog post Customs seizes 80k worth of Drones
"For anyone wanting to actually export UAVs, it is worthwhile checking out both the customs and defence websites for information and to download permit or license applications.  Easier than just hoping your products are not seized by…"
16 hours ago
Robert Palmer commented on Hai Tran's blog post Customs seizes 80k worth of Drones
"The important aspect that seems to be overlooked in many of the comments here is that fact that the export restrictions can be avoid by obtaining a permit or license to export the specific product.  Mentioned on page 5 of 361 in the legislation…"
16 hours ago
Jesse commented on Hai Tran's blog post Customs seizes 80k worth of Drones
"it's been a few years since I've had to deal with export restrictions, but as I recall, as an individual leaving the country on holidays you should not have "export restrictions" placed on carrying your personal UAV across the…"
19 hours ago
Mike T commented on Hai Tran's blog post Customs seizes 80k worth of Drones
"classic, even a phantom can fly beyond visual range"
20 hours ago
Quadzimodo commented on Hai Tran's blog post Customs seizes 80k worth of Drones
"Andrew - You are absolutely right. Going by the listed definitions, even selling your old iPhone or Nintendo Wii controller on eBay to the wrong buyer could (potentially) land you in hot water."
21 hours ago
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Hai Tran's blog post Customs seizes 80k worth of Drones
"It's worth noting that export restrictions often include the export of software and know-how.  I'm not sure how the Australian rules are worded, but even downloading, uploading, or transmitting data related to restricted items can be…"
22 hours ago
Jared S commented on Hai Tran's blog post Customs seizes 80k worth of Drones
"It's a shame that a business would make these kinds of mistakes but it's a sham that these devices are considered military weapons."
23 hours ago
Lachy Goshi commented on Hai Tran's blog post Customs seizes 80k worth of Drones
"@ Naish - just put the GPS module in the Mrs' bag ;) @Ben - good point and very interesting, I have heard of issues with batteries at airport security and it really just seems to come down to the guard on duty at the time you pass through - and…"
23 hours ago
naish88 commented on Hai Tran's blog post Customs seizes 80k worth of Drones
"Remove the GPS and is not a drone anymore....  good to see that this country is starting following that crappy rules of ITAR control that US really likes... I hope that one day, someone will realise that you can buy a FLIR at 9Hz without…"
yesterday
Ben Dellar commented on Hai Tran's blog post Customs seizes 80k worth of Drones
"Yeah I am keen to understand if the issue around them taking equipment in baggage was because it was seen as trying to "export" or if there is actually some restriction on physically taking the equipment with you for use with the intention…"
yesterday

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Hai Tran commented on Hai Tran's blog post Customs seizes 80k worth of Drones
"I am very sympathetic to what has happened to them, as it seems like under the letter of the law, we could all be stung by the same regulation, hence why I posted this article. I agree Lachy, Cyber Technology are very professional and the leading…"
yesterday
Lachy Goshi commented on Hai Tran's blog post Customs seizes 80k worth of Drones
"I performed my Manufacturers Type Training with CyberTech while gaining my UAV Controller Certificate. I met many of their staff and learnt a lot from their Chief Instructor. Overall I believe them to be a very professional organisation who, like…"
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mP1 commented on Hai Tran's blog post Customs seizes 80k worth of Drones
"@Spicy: My guess is simply bureaucrats who want attention to justify their existence or perhaps want to grow their fifedom, nothing to do with common sense, or achieving any worthwhile goal or protection. "
yesterday

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About Me:
I love to fly. My record for take offs and landings is still equal (in non UAVs). I've crashed to0 many radio controlled aircraft.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Spent alot of time flying RC helicopters 10 years ago, wanted to build a UAV, but the technology wasn't available yet. Now it is I'd like to get back into it.

I had a Arducopter Hexa, and a APM Skywalker.

I current have a FY21 Skywalker, Zepyhr II, Parkzone Habu, Parkzone T28, Falcon wing, Droidworx Octo and CX4. Scarab Stealth Quad, MQX, Gaui 500
Hometown:
Perth

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Coptercam makes its aircraft available to the public for the first time

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 10:51am 18 Comments

Coptercam has grown to become Australia's #1 UAV aerial cinematography service provider, up until now it has kept pretty quiet the aircraft it uses.  In fact some of their competitors poke fun them because they don't advertise the aircraft they use on their website.

For the first time, Coptercam has…

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3D Printed TBS Discovery Brushless Gimbal

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 9:00am 12 Comments

I decided to have a go at designing a brushless gimbal for my TBS Discovery because I didn't want to spend another $500 to buy a TBS Discovery PRO.

Designed to work with Tiger GB2208-80 gimbal motor ($30 each), had an Alexmos BGC lying around, you can get them for about $80.

The…

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