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Hein du Plessis
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  • Cape Town, Western Cape
  • South Africa
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  • Sven Hoffmann
  • Michael Papenhagen
  • Pascal P.
  • Miguel Angelo
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  • Andre Schoonbee
  • Ian Freemantle
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Hein du Plessis's Groups

Hein du Plessis's Discussions

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 EvH's blog post Gopro controlled over RC link
"Genius! Thank you for sharing! I've just finished decoding a PPM signal using a ESP8266 and controlling a thermal camera's menus. Such a revolution, these little devices!"
Mar 12

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Hein du Plessis commented on Kristaps Brass's blog post Universal Adapter for DJI Gimbals
"That is brilliant! Pity that one should go to these extremes to get a decent camera on your drone.. What is the weight of the adapter?"
Mar 12

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Hein du Plessis commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"Hi Michael, thank you. I'm actually a Capetownian, but visit Nanibia regularly. Let's stay in touch, I have friends in Windhoek. Add me as a friend?"
Jan 19

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Hein du Plessis commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"Hi, thanks Pascal - yes I use 1.2ghz, I switch between linear and circularly polarized antennas as required."
Jan 10

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Hein du Plessis commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"Thanks Greg! Will be some time before I can do something as exciting again :/"
Jan 9

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Hein du Plessis commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"Oh, the battery was an XPower 8500 4S. Attached is the summary screen. Not the most efficient flight ever. I think the gimbal does use a significant amount of energy, though much better than other models I've had."
Jan 9

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Hein du Plessis commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"@robert, yes it was an unexpected bonus - the gimbal maintained direction while the plane turned under it - I like it too! Max distance was only 5.6km. I have a 800mw video tx on it, but on the bench it was 500mw tested and it got damaged by a…"
Jan 8

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Hein du Plessis commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"Thanks Robert. Really nothing fancy. I have a laser cut plywood base over the fuse and cable tied the gimbal down through some holes. I even duct-taped the whole thing to the SW :D Here's another flight in the Namib:…"
Jan 8

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Hein du Plessis commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"Hey Eric, quite a surprise opening DIY and seeing my clip :D Thanks :) Awesome, inspiring place. Joe, I'm so sorry I could not meet up - had a full agenda this time! No post editing, just trimming the boring bits out with GoPro studio. I used…"
Jan 8

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Hein du Plessis commented on Dmitriy Ershov's blog post RC Blimp Drone Autopilot
"That is so exciting! How sensitive is it to the wind? In my mind blimps can only really work in very low or no wind."
Jan 5

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Hein du Plessis commented on David L.'s blog post Rise of budget home build long range open source micro UAV
"I've been following your videos for a while, great job. Can the APM Mini Pro run the latest Arduplane code?"
Dec 29, 2016

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Hein du Plessis commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New 3DR autopilot: Pixhawk Mini
"Thanks, are you saying that this problem would potentially affect pixfalcons as well? I have 5 flying out there..."
Nov 30, 2016

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Hein du Plessis commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New 3DR autopilot: Pixhawk Mini
"Wow thanks for picking up on that Tridge, I don't know who else would have thought of that! When a failsafe has been triggered, the beeper is continuously playing a sequence, so that might have an adverse effect or at least give you a EKF…"
Nov 29, 2016

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Hein du Plessis commented on Greg Dronsky's blog post Vertigo V.2 - affordable drone zoom gimbal
"Stefan this is perfect for the DIYer. Besides the relatively low cost, you can actually speak with the developer when you have a problem or try to do something unique."
Nov 22, 2016

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Hein du Plessis replied to Grant Petty's discussion Good source for connectors and cables? in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"Good to know. Does anyone know where to find pixfalcon connectors? I know DigiKey carries at least some of it, but t's not crimped, mght not have the same pitch, etc. Is there anywhere I can buy pixfalcon plugs off the shelf?"
Nov 19, 2016

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Hein du Plessis commented on Greg Dronsky's blog post Vertigo V.2 - affordable drone zoom gimbal
"@Rob, thanks for the info - pity about that! @Greg, thanks so much, I'll definitely consider upgrading! Thanks for your great support in the past, it really made the difference."
Nov 18, 2016

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

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!

A FPV visit to an offshore drilling rig, using Cruise Mode

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 1:00am 9 Comments

I thought I'd share my recent marine excursion to a drilling rig that's anchored about 5.2km offshore. I was testing my new ReadyMadeRC 8000mAh 3S batteries (awesome, light) and the new pan & tilt mount, from Flite Evolution (changed my FPV life). As I was cruising down the beach I noticed a drilling boat that I recently saw in the harbour, so I thought I'd…

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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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