Johann van de Venter
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Power module and MP question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johann van de Venter Aug 4, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi Guys Quick question. I installed a power module on my quadcopter and it works 100 fine. The voltage displayed on the screen in MP is correct when compared with the readings I get on both my…Continue

PixHawk Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Jul 12, 2016. 5 Replies

Hi Guys I'm looking into buying a Pixhawk and I found a product on a South African Site that looks like thisThe Description on the site says its a PixHawk 2.4.3. I looks different to the product on…Continue

Ultrasonic / Sonar Sensor Question - APM2.5

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johann van de Venter May 23, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi GuysI have a question regarding the ultrasonic sensort on the APM 2.5 In the list of "compatible" sensors on the MP software there are 4 models. I Googled all of them and see it's a single…Continue

APM2.5 Copter LED Mode

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave May 4, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi Guys In the link below, there is a description of how to configure the LED mode for use with a buzzer. …Continue

 

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Josh replied to Johann van de Venter's discussion PixHawk Question
"But where in SA can i find a complete 3dr pixhawk kit ?"
Jul 12, 2016
Johann van de Venter replied to Mark Aylward's discussion Choice and use of Flight Modes in the group ArduCopter User Group
"http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/flight-modes/ just click each of the modes regards"
Nov 12, 2014
Johann van de Venter replied to Dane Harvard's discussion Help
"I highly doubt there will be a company out there hiring out such high end machines for the purpose of learning to fly them ... it would just be too risky. If they do, i'm sure they will charge a premium fee which will most likely be the same…"
Nov 5, 2014
Johann van de Venter replied to Damo's discussion Camera Pan Tilt Power in the group ArduCopter User Group
"No  You will brown out your APM.  APM is not intended to power Servos. Use a BEC for the power. Only connect signal wire of servos to the APM."
Oct 18, 2014
Johann van de Venter replied to Paul N Braida M.E's discussion APM 2.5 User Manual
"http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/introduction/ Hover your mouse cursor over Instructions and follow each point. "
Oct 17, 2014
Johann van de Venter replied to Ted Byers's discussion Can anyone point me to a really good resource on 3D printing?
"Hi Ted I'll scratch around a bit in my book archive. I'm sure I'll have something here that might help you. If I cannot find a resource on the internet for the book, I'll drop it on my dropdox or google drive. Send me a friend…"
Oct 8, 2014
Johann van de Venter replied to Ted Byers's discussion Can anyone point me to a really good resource on 3D printing?
"The Sainsmart kit only contains electronics used by the printer. You will need to build a frame and add the stepper motors. At the link below you can order the complete kit with everything you…"
Oct 8, 2014
Johann van de Venter replied to Charles Linquist's discussion Adding a 6 position MODE switch to the Turnigy 9
"There is also a very nice tutorial at this link on how to take it one step further.  http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2162397"
Oct 8, 2014
Johann van de Venter replied to Aerovisual's discussion Mid-Flight Voltage drop
"Have you calibrated the Power Module? Is it a 3DR power module of a clone?"
Oct 8, 2014
Johann van de Venter replied to Geert Pirens's discussion Crashed by initiate RTL (Return to Launch) when I was in mode Alt-Hold and did Autotune (help)
"Which firmware are you running?"
Oct 8, 2014
Johann van de Venter replied to X-Pilot's discussion Rotary Wing
"if you really want to build your own controller you'lle need to decide what you want to base it off. Ar you going to use arduino mega or something that runs Linux like the RaspberriPI or the beaglebone black.  You'lle need to…"
Oct 8, 2014
Johann van de Venter replied to Phanivyas's discussion APM 2.6 Dataflash log download in Droid Planner
"As far as I know, DriodPlanner allows for data logs to be uploaded to Dropbox. You can then access them from any device on which DropBox is supported. "
Oct 8, 2014
Johann van de Venter replied to Philip Burger's discussion Ardupilot Mega 2.5 Motors spin too slow
"Try doing a factory reset from terminal and re-install the firmware. The re-calibrate everything again. "
Oct 8, 2014
Johann van de Venter replied to Marc Mosk's discussion Can This Be True.....Lets hope the DOTS dont connect.......
"I love a good conspiracy theory but this block of text made my eyes bleed so I had to stop reading...."
Oct 7, 2014
Johann van de Venter replied to X-Pilot's discussion Rotary Wing
"Google the following: quadcopter flight dynamics pdf The results should give you enough reading material :D"
Oct 3, 2014
Johann van de Venter replied to Max Becker's discussion Turnigy 9XR and Modules?
"Hi Max  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jGvxk567zM Here is a video explaining the "module" Also, it's important to read/watch reviews on the products before you buy.  Part 1:…"
Sep 27, 2014

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Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I have been flying planes and choppers for a year or two and decided it's time to get into multi-rotors. One of my main objectives is to design, manufacture and build the entire frame, gimbal and lighting system myself.
Hometown:
Pretoria

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The astounding athletic power of quadcopters on TED

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 4:08am 6 Comments

I saw this on TED way back when and found it astonishing. Amazing what you can do with the right code. The 3 quads working together catching a ball and returning it to the narrator is quite stunning.  

Athletic…

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Flying drones, quad-copters in South Africa: legal or illegal?

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 1:29pm 1 Comment

To all the South Africans wondering what the status of flying their beloved multi-rotor aircraft is at present, the following was published on MyBroadband. 

The issue of whether it is legal or illegal to fly radio-controlled and unmanned aircraft in South Africa is a complex one involving three different organisations.

As things stand today, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has no regulations to govern what it calls Unmanned Aircraft…

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Parts Received - Post 2 of 2

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 6:13pm 31 Comments

Below are the rest of the parts:

*********************************Props*********************************…

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Parts Received - Post 1 of 2

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 6:00pm 3 Comments

Hey Guys 

I collected everything from the supplier today. Below are some photos of what I received

***************************************Frame***************************************

2 X RC Timer 450 Legs Red

2 X RC Timer 450 Legs Black

2 x RC Timer Spider Base plates

4 X Black Metal Stand-ups

1 X Camera Mount Plate

1 x GoPro Mounting Plate

5 x Rubber Vibration…

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