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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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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

Gary Mortimer commented on Ivan Tolchinsky's blog post Atlas ERIDA
"That's the failed crowd funder is it not?? Yes there it is"
Sep 1

Gary Mortimer commented on Greg Crutsinger's blog post New minidrones from Parrot: A VTOL and a new quad with powered accessories
"Now tell us if the Sequoia fits in the back of the Disco ;-) Some great product launches from there recently. You lead and others try and catch up."
Aug 31

Gary Mortimer commented on Greer Carper's blog post Insitu's Inexa Control Released August 29th!
"@Greer, I heard you chaps use Arducopter in that big ScanEagle dropper FLARES?? Madly exciting times in this world. FLARES - Flying Launch and Recovery System from Insitu on Vimeo."
Aug 30

Gary Mortimer commented on Laser Developer's blog post The world's first commercial drone with collision avoidance LiDAR
"Well according to the press release Rob “We’ve seen increased demand from technology partners like Kespry in the drone and robotics markets,” commented John Monti, director of visual imaging solutions at Sony Electronics.…"
Aug 30

Gary Mortimer commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PrecisionHawk gets first FAA waiver to fly beyond visual line of sight using LATAS system
"@Greg yes Mission Planner gets ADSB. It was I think the first GCS to do that. Look at that, back in 2014. How time flies!"
Aug 30

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Developing UAS systems for game management and fence patrol in 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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