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Jesse commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post Learning the ArduPilot codebase
"Good work Andrew!! "
Nov 27
Jesse commented on mykita paskov's blog post Phoenard: World's first all-in-one prototyping gadget as your Drone Controller?
"Given that I've already taken a run at creating a ground station with the AVR, I can tell you now that if you are going to attempt to use all of the peripherals on that board in addition to the LCD display, you'll promptly run out of clock…"
Nov 23
Jesse commented on Hugues's blog post 433 Mhz antenna comparison - DIY & standard stock models
"@RocketMan, sure you could go with a better analyzer, no worries... then don't forget the Faraday cage, then some precision equipment to measure the transmission angles, so on and so forth...  beats the hell out of nothing, and does give…"
Nov 16
Jesse commented on Paul Dreiman's blog post A Quadrotiltcopter
"I'm wondering if the design has potential as a VTOL plane structure... probably go a long way to keeping a light airframe stable in wind when landing."
Nov 4
Jesse commented on Kirill's blog post SmartAP 3.0 Pro
"Perhaps I'm going blind, but I can't see anything about how to order it, or how much it is?"
Nov 2
Jesse commented on Gerard Toonstra's blog post Redesigning multirotor ESC's
"this is a fantastic idea, I'd love to see these developed to work alongside the AP platforms!   it's been quite a while since I've looked at any of the code, but would it be feasible to run a bunch (say up to 12) of these via…"
Oct 21
Jesse commented on Winfried Rijssenbeek's blog post Update of the man drone project
"@Sean, some kind of impact absorbing undercarriage and a much stronger safety cell around the pilot should be considered mandatory.  I'd also say that a more reliable system than timing belts would also be mandatory, partly because they…"
Oct 16
Jesse commented on Winfried Rijssenbeek's blog post Update of the man drone project
"personally I try to be supportive of new projects, but there's no way on earth that you'll pass air safety regulations.  timing belts just wont cut it.  if one snaps during takeoff, landing or low level flight then there is no…"
Oct 16
Jesse commented on Greg Dronsky's blog post Footbal match stoped because of a quadcopter
"I've been thinking about this a lot of late.  I believe the problem is basically what Matthew said; if people had to put more time into assembling their equipment, then they'd be a little more concious of the damage that it could do…"
Oct 15
Jesse commented on Chris Anderson's blog post "I want to buy...a drone" now fourth most popular Google autocomplete term for that phrase
"I'm oddly comforted by the fact that buying a drone outranks buying a gun... "
Oct 6
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…"
Sep 1
Guy Tzoler commented on Jesse's blog post Next Generation of Ground Station
"OK so i got the Setup and managed to upload the code with Visual micro but i can't run it at debug with FastSerial. can any one assist on that matter? Thanks"
Jul 20
Guy Tzoler commented on Jesse's blog post Next Generation of Ground Station
"Can someone share how to get the IDE up and running for this project? i have VS 2013 and i installed Visual micro that i saw was used for this development, but the project won't build. can you tell me what arduino IDE version used?"
Jul 19
Peter Bancks commented on Jesse's blog post CASA looking into drones in Australia
"You know that it's not so much about regulation than it is about keeping track of operators and limiting their use.They want to be able to use these drones to keep the public under surveillance, they don't want the public keeping an eye on…"
Mar 31

Jani Hirvinen commented on Jesse's blog post Next Generation of Ground Station
"you mind share your LCD's technical details? As most of what we have been testing are not so visible in daylight and we have been testing several displays between 250 nits to 450 nits (cd/m2) for our highluminance groundstations we are using…"
Feb 17
Frenchguy commented on Jesse's blog post Next Generation of Ground Station
"I imagine that all of the Ardustation Mega features were forked in the initial Ardustation 3 (and later rewritten mostly, I think) at the time. I feel the TFT/LCD screen I have selected is quite visible in the daylight."
Feb 17

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Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I'm really interested in the 'flying robot' concept. beginning with a jdrones Hexa, but ultimately plan to try a long distance flight with a petrol two stroke plane (CASA permitting of course)

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Monstor Rover

Posted on September 8, 2013 at 5:28am 21 Comments

My current project: a Large rover!  I have found a cheap dis-used electric wheelchair on eBay, removed the "chair" and all of the electronics, created a power distribution system behind the battery pack based around an arduino Uno, two 8 channel relay modules, and two 15A step-down converters for 12v and…


CASA looking into drones in Australia

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 6:00am 20 Comments

I copied this from a news article on nineMSN (link to article below)... Once again the key concern appears to be people looking into other peoples back yards... I haven't seen anyone draw attention to the potential danger in having a cowboy crash into a crowd, into traffic or destroy property...…


Thermopile Arrays

Posted on February 2, 2013 at 4:00am 11 Comments

In searching for sensors to use with the Arduino, looking for something new to play with I discovered a 16x4 Thermopile array, a bit of a search revealed a manufacturer that makes a 32x31 array, these may well be within the reach of the hobbyist, giving us a way to add thermal imaging to our…


Stronger landing gear

Posted on January 1, 2013 at 3:30am 0 Comments

After tearing through countless quantities of landing legs on my drone I decided to make my own, somewhat stronger than the original legs.  Through years of modifying cars I have learnt (the hard way!!) that when you make something stronger, there's always something else in the chain that will fail.  So with…


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