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APM 2 external GPS I must have missed something

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ismail Akcoral May 14, 2013. 1 Reply

sUAS news weekly is out

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Egan Feb 27, 2011. 1 Reply

Some opinions please

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Mortimer Jan 24, 2011. 4 Replies


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Gary Mortimer commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Airbus Cargo Drone using Dronecode/PX4 stack
"It is not Airbus engineers and it was just a best 3D rendering competition with little to no thought of the real world. Nice use of a felt tip pen on the control surfaces."
Oct 16

Gary Mortimer commented on AKRCGUY's blog post Parrot Disco FPV Full Review
Oct 13

Gary Mortimer commented on Chris Anderson's blog post RocketSpace/AT&T report on the future of drones
"Er are most of these things not already in place?? 1-8 happen daily so not much of a prediction! "
Oct 8

Gary Mortimer commented on Joe Renteria's blog post Pivotwing VTOL airframe update
"I disagree it might well be made to work but..... the transition would be slow and clumsy thus wiping out any advantage. This is the best fudge to date Its what TuDelft just copied for the Outback"
Oct 5

Gary Mortimer commented on Stuart Brookes's blog post Will this be the end of many home built multicopters in europe?
"It is being discussed in Parliment (UK) next week, things are happening it has been noted that especially in the UK folks are not happy. We will be having a chat about it on our YouTube channel @ sUAS News soon. Grown ups are formulating plans…"
Oct 3
Rob_Lefebvre commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 the Vertical Horizontal one
"Never did end up getting my Solo RevB GPS.  :(  Would have been nice.  I guess I'll have to stick a 3rd party GPS hat on my Solo like everybody else to get a working GPS."
Sep 11

Gary Mortimer commented on Ben Dellar's blog post 100km in the X-UAV Talon
"Do you have the wing extensions? I found up here at altitude they turn it from a fairly sporty machine to a pussycat.It starts to be a ground handling issue though as it is quite a size at 2m…"
Sep 11

Gary Mortimer commented on Ben Dellar's blog post 100km in the X-UAV Talon
"Well done Ben and team, just given you a 100km badge ;-) I love the Talon have 3 of them."
Sep 10

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Developing UAS systems for game management and fence patrol in South Africa.

Gary Mortimer
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I perhaps spend way too much time dreaming and scheming not enough time flying.
Rosetta Kwa Zulu Natal South AFRICA

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In the USA.... Be careful after Monday

Posted on August 26, 2016 at 11:05pm 6 Comments

Of course, you are always careful you are a DIYD member.

We are all aware of Part 107 coming in next Monday. The very simple test that will allow folks to fly commercially. Less is being said about Part 101, the bit that affects all other model aircraft fliers. If after Monday you don't…


sUAS Guide #2 - Its free!

Posted on July 7, 2016 at 9:34am 0 Comments

As the first half of 2016 screams into the rear view mirror, sUAS News brings you sUAS Guide Issue 2. Lots of happenings in the last few weeks including the FAA finalizing the Part 107 ‘small UAS Rule’, which we will see come into effect in August this year. A great step forward to foster the growth of more commercial…


USA Simple Commercial Flight Rules land in 60 days time

Posted on June 21, 2016 at 8:21am 23 Comments

Part 107 lives, the starting gun has fired.

Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new…


Europe canes America in drone delivery race

Posted on May 11, 2016 at 12:44am 31 Comments

One hundred and thirty deliveries! Yep 130, not just delivered but done automatically over a three month period in all sorts of weather.

Well done DHL, I wonder whats inside?

FAA Administrator Makes Two Major Drone Announcements

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 7:41am 14 Comments

Speaking today at a conference in New Orleans, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the agency is establishing a broad-based advisory committee that will provide advice on key unmanned aircraft integration issues. He also announced plans to make it easier for …


Comment Wall (39 comments)

At 5:17am on October 20, 2007, Mike Mc Smith said…
Hey there G - Hope your trip went smooth...
Thanks again for all the flying - and donating your airframe to the cause. Been speaking with Stuart a lot more... He's fast!! Quadro-chopper still is not on the table in front of me- but Ill give you a shout when it is- and post some pictures.

not too many repairs to be done to your craft- just changing the wheels really and thinking about molding a new nose for it..

Again I'll post pictures when anything happens..

Till then, enjoy the sunshine I guess.

Mc Smith
At 11:12am on February 18, 2009,
Rory Paul

For a couple of coils of Wors and few Windhoeks I will export an MP Autopilot ; )

At 4:20am on February 26, 2009, dionh said…
Do you know where i can find atmega168 micro's in SA
At 1:16pm on April 6, 2009,
Rory Paul

I will be in SA (Jhb) within the next two weeks if there is anything you need from the US let me know.


At 1:52pm on April 6, 2009,
Rory Paul
No problem. I will take you up on the offer then next time I am in SA + I will try to bring my plane out and get some long duration flying in so I will need some pointers on good locations to fly.
At 8:59am on May 17, 2009, jaron said…
Gary, what's the current state of your "Airframe 1 in FlightGear" project? Let me know if I can help you with the aspects concerning UAV Playground.
At 1:46am on May 19, 2009, James Ross said…
Am looking at assisting drug enforcement on the Seychelles. We are busy acquiring a Bank License there and need to assist the Island folk with other infrastructure. They have a huge drug problem evolving and their sea is vast and have 115 islands although we would only need to concentrate on those surrounding Mahe. The yachts are the problem donkeys.
What do you think?
At 2:06pm on June 19, 2009, Robert Vale said…
Why do you think our secuity co from NYC posted it? THINK about it, THAN comment.
At 8:30am on July 6, 2009,
Rory Paul
Hi Gary

Looks like you had a good turn out for your RCAP event. I have been toying with the idea of arranging an informal event here in Southern California for autopilot users but worry that Patrick would be lurking in the bushes to report us all to the FAA.

Your new airframe looks good. Any plans to make it available for sale?


At 12:44pm on July 14, 2009, Ross Badcock-Walters said…
thanks for your response Gary. I was starting to think I was all alone out here. Please send me an email on with details of your system. you can check out our website for more details about the work we do. We opperate on large estates for the likes of Tongaat huletts and illovo. 12 000 ha is a fairly normal size that we will have to cover in a week to 10 days, so we need a system that can handle a lot of work. Look forward to hearing from you.
kind regards

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