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APM 2 external GPS I must have missed something

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Gary Mortimer commented on F. C. Bearsch "Tearig"'s blog post I was looking to get better radio range.. Found XRange
"Don't forget the elephant in the room. The WRC has not yet allocated new RPAS spectrum. This is coming and has been on the cards for years. Look at the Phantom Vision, currently not permitted for commercial use in the UK because of its use of…"
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David Anders commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Wimbledon Drone Delivery Challenge (NBNG)
"I think it's time I popped my T3 cherry with this one..."
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Gary Mortimer replied to Daniel Paez's discussion Pros and cons of Ebee by Parrot – An opinion from a real user (July 2014)
"@Keith that's not a strange way of flying for the camera trigger. It was pioneered by Dean from AttoPilot way back in 2009 ;-) It works very well on Attopilot so I guess they have to work a little more on it. It surely matters not if the…"
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Gary Mortimer commented on Tilman Griesel's blog post DON'T FLY DRONES HERE
"Any aviation chart of course would tell you exactly where not to fly and is a persistent solution in daylight.   "
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Gary Mortimer commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Droneshare now has No-fly Zones
"Is that 5 mile zone not around all airfields??? Folks won't like it but this is a good thing, well done."

Gary Mortimer commented on Cliff-E's blog post Even Burning Man has drone regs
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Gary Mortimer commented on F. C. Bearsch "Tearig"'s blog post I was looking to get better radio range.. Found XRange
"Yes won't be much use in South Africa either. Buyer beware!"

Gary Mortimer commented on Bob's blog post Amateur drone pilot finds man missing for three days
"You can hear Gene talking to Patrick about the Equusearch case here If you would like to support UAS SAR Ops and learn how to do it your self you might like Genes…"

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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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T3 Wimbledon Drone Delivery Challenge (NBNG)

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 4:30am 27 Comments

For some spurious story board reason that I have not padded out properly Wimbledon has ball delivery issues!

The T3 task this time is to deliver as many tennis balls as possible using only one 5000 maH battery, to…


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Amazing 3D pen skills

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Chris Anderson speaking at sUSB Expo 14

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We are already getting ready for next year and already have a list of speakers. Watch for more

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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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