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Hein du Plessis
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  • Cape Town, Western Cape
  • South Africa
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Problem with SF02 Range Finder and ADC port

Started Mar 1, 2015 0 Replies

Hi allIs there supposed to be a voltage on the signal wire of the ADC port?I've installed a SF02 on my plane and it works perfectly if I monitor the output analogue voltage. However, I'm getting…Continue

Tags: Finder, Range, Port, ADC

3DR Store not shipping?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hein du Plessis May 26, 2014. 1 Reply

Does anyone know when 3DR will resume international shipping? I've placed my order on the 8th of May but all I see is my order is on hold.I've sent two emails with no response.I now see on the store…Continue

Tags: Store, 3DR

Entering Magnetic Delclination Issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hein du Plessis Apr 21, 2014. 1 Reply

This is a very old issue with APM Planner and I was hoping it would go away eventually, but maybe I'm not understanding how it's supposed to work.When connecting to my copter using telem radio, I go…Continue

Electric Replacement for Mini Mugin 2.6m?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stanley Anak Suab Jul 29, 2015. 8 Replies

Hi allI'm about to take the plunge on a…Continue

 

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Latest Activity


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Hein du Plessis commented on Jack's blog post Fastest FPV Drone Reach 250mph
"Most of the current FPV records are here: http://fpvlab.com/forums/showthread.php?20039-Personal-Bests-V5-(LEADERBOARDS)"
Aug 15

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Hein du Plessis commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New 3DR autopilot: Pixhawk Mini
"Does anyone know where the ADC port is on the pixhawk mini?"
Aug 15

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Hein du Plessis commented on Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV)'s blog post Plane 3.8.0 released
"Fantastic! Well done guys and THANK YOU"
Aug 6

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Hein du Plessis commented on Forrest's blog post 5.8GHz High Gain Circular Polarized Four Leaf Clover Antenna
"Max diameter can't be right!?"
Jun 21

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Hein du Plessis commented on Jeff Taylor's blog post Free Geotag Utility for Smart Tagging from .tlogs
"Wonderful, just a question, why use the telemetry log and not the data flash log?"
Jun 8

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Hein du Plessis commented on Alex Frye's blog post Project Conclusion
"Ouch I spit out my coffee seeing that crash video! Wasn't expecting it! 99.9% sure it's excessively tail heavy. Thanks for posting!"
Jun 8

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Hein du Plessis commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New 3DR autopilot: Pixhawk Mini
"Nice job, those cables are a nightmare."
May 27

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Hein du Plessis replied to Reid Williams's discussion GPS/Baro altitude conflicts on minimosd
"Fantastic thank for this - I could not figure this one out. Was about to mess with the OSD code. On Russian Night Ghost there's an option "Reset to 0 when arming" which should make the pain go away."
May 25
Pascal Fust commented on Hein du Plessis's blog post VTOL by Arkbird
"My 5c about efficiency of transitional A/Cs: in terms of parasitic weight, I agree with you that this design is as minimalistic as possible, however the huge thrust needed for take-off and landing demands powerful motors and props, which are (often)…"
May 12

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Hein du Plessis commented on benbojangles's blog post Low-Latency Live Wireless Flight Video on all your devices (And YouTube Live Streaming it)
"Looks very low latency - what kind of range are you achieving? Is this over LTE or WiFi?"
May 7

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Hein du Plessis commented on Chris Anderson's blog post More powerful Pixhawk 3 coming soon
"@Stmpngrnd that looks great, but it's huge!!"
May 1

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Hein du Plessis commented on Chris Anderson's group Agricultural UAVs
"That's great - perfect for my fixed wings! Go Tesla ;)"
Apr 30

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Hein du Plessis commented on Chris Anderson's blog post More powerful Pixhawk 3 coming soon
"Indeed.Strange strategy indeed."
Apr 29

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Hein du Plessis commented on Chris Anderson's blog post More powerful Pixhawk 3 coming soon
"Rob, that's amazing. Where can one get the break out box as in your picture?"
Apr 29

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Hein du Plessis commented on Chris Anderson's blog post More powerful Pixhawk 3 coming soon
"@Rob_Lefebvre, I absolutely LOVE the pixfalcon - it's made by Holybro, which has a great reputation and I use it on almost all my professional and sport aircraft and I've never had any problem whatsoever. It's takes up so little space…"
Apr 29

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Hein du Plessis commented on SkyDrone.aero's blog post Sky Drone FPV 2 - Long Range 1080p FPV Video + Command & Control - now available for USD 299.-
"Tuning the video feed quality from RC or GCS would be excellent! HD feed is not needed when navigating."
Apr 25

Profile Information

About Me:
UAS Systems Engineer
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
To build long range, reliable, efficient fixed wing UAV platforms.
Hometown:
Cape Town

Hein du Plessis's Blog

VTOL by Arkbird

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 2:00am 17 Comments

Banggood is now taking pre-orders for a VTOL wing. It seems to be the holy grail of VTOL to me - no redundant motors, no extra servos, so it's a simple, reliable, and above all, efficient.…

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A Practical APM Mobile Ground Control Station

Posted on April 18, 2016 at 6:55am 4 Comments

In the last 4 years of being involved with UAVs I’ve always lacked a good ground station, one that’s practical and quick to deploy.

 

So I started drawing up a list of requirements. I had to draw the line somewhere, or the cost and weight would run away, so I ended up with a shortlist of…

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The Perfect UAV Mapping Camera

Posted on April 18, 2016 at 12:56am 17 Comments

It’s really strange that there’s been so much development in all other aspects of UAV Mapping, except one – the camera!

Currently most of us are using the Canon S100-120 or Sony Nex7 etc, running custom firmware or tricky wiring and triggers to fire the shutter in flight.

So…

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FPV Flight to Robben Island

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 7:30am 22 Comments

A quick documentary of my FPV flight to Robben Island, where Mr Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.

 

Back then I was very worried about flying over water...

 

This was before Cruize mode :)

 

About 16km and 35 minutes, safe touch down!

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 2:50am on June 23, 2013, vitaly said…

hi  check your boring video  only for other not crazy about drones  interesting

I am from KZN  and also fly Hex  having problems with OSD v1.1  was working before I flashed to v 2   now I am very confused what is the latest version working ok ???

can you help with the URL were I can find the latest working version  it seems to be modified all the time....I have fatshark gogles and APM 2.5  6 aeolian 880 motors trying various props at present..but too windy here at present  how do you manage to fly in CT

At 11:32am on October 14, 2013, Jared Reabow said…

are you by ny chance related to a chris du plessis?

At 11:40am on October 14, 2013,
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Hein du Plessis
said…

Nope!

At 12:14pm on October 14, 2013, Jared Reabow said…

how strange hehe

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