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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

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Ben commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Its Friday, I'm just going to leave this here
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"Ben - you must have missed the thermite launcher and the rotary turkey cooker he demonstrated to Jamie Oliver. The guy is riot .......... I suggested he add a pulse jet and it would be perfect."

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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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Clash of the Titans, DJI sue Yuneec

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 12:30pm 28 Comments

DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”) and camera technology, Friday filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Yuneec International Co. Ltd. and Yuneec USA, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

The complaint asserts that Yuneec’s products and technology infringe two DJI patents and…


Chris Anderson to speak at sUSB Expo 2016

Posted on February 17, 2016 at 10:23am 6 Comments

Its the Silicon Valley Drone show time of year again looking forward to meeting old friends and making new. The first commercial (all the rest were military/tiny bit of private before) drone show in America makes it to year four. 

Here's the line up so…


Mass market RTK from uBlox

Posted on February 15, 2016 at 12:46pm 17 Comments

 u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, launched today the NEO-M8P GNSS receiver modules, which are compatible with both the GPS and GLONASS satellite-based navigation systems and deliver high performance down to centimeter-level…


The sUAS Guide

Posted on February 13, 2016 at 6:00am 5 Comments

We have published a guide at work, it includes a bit about just how accurate surveys are without ground control points. That should be of interest here. 

This will be released on a six month…


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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