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APM 2 external GPS I must have missed something

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Mike Knott commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Wimbledon Drone Delivery Challenge (NBNG)
"Do you have to return to the starting point? Or can you just make a single delivery?"
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Gary Mortimer commented on Chris Anderson's blog post UAVs with artificial muscles
"Folks are removing surfaces altogether FLAVIIR flew back in 2010, you won't be able to fold it up though. "
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Gary Mortimer commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Wimbledon Drone Delivery Challenge (NBNG)
"I think so, quite often folks reveal their hand late."
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Gary Mortimer replied to Scott Penrose's discussion My Heavy Lift U8, Pixhawk - Sweep heads South
"Great looking build Scott, I find X's easier to fly than + its just a personal orientation thing. Don't think there is any performance difference, could be wrong often am. I bet the cold down there will improve the bite and hurt the…"
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"There are a couple of twin rotor platforms out there, I guess you could say every heli with a tail is twing rotor so tilting it 90 and making it help with the lift is no bad plan. Why does the Chinook etc put the rear one higher? Are they meshing or…"
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"Also if you say its not correct, have you entered the correct value for the size of battery you are using?? It can't detect battery size."
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Developing UAS systems for game management and fence patrol in South Africa.


Gary Mortimer
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I perhaps spend way too much time dreaming and scheming not enough time flying.
Hometown:
Rosetta Kwa Zulu Natal South AFRICA

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No hiding behind AC 91-57 anymore

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 11:30am 52 Comments

The FAA just cancelled AC 91-57 the one that many folks used to justify commercial aerial photography from unmanned aircraft in the USA. 

Now look to…

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RIEGL RiCOPTER with added LiDAR

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 11:30am 4 Comments



First one I think to come with LiDAR as standard, that's an interesting development for sure. I see the sun setting on…

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Really fine RPAS filming

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 11:00am 19 Comments

I think the trouble with an awful lot of multirotor footage is that its all about the multirotor footage. I see way too many zoom climbs, reveals and drone films XYZ from above its just dull. I have a feeling the general viewing public is also getting used to it so for late arrivals they are going to…

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Congratulations Canberra UAV, stunning Outback Challenge win

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:30pm 32 Comments

Ardupilot for the win! APM lead developer Andrew ("Tridge") Tridgell's CanberraUAV team with a 3D Robotics Pixhawk autopilot completed all the challenges and scored an impressive victory in this premier UAV competition. 

Congratulations to Canberra UAV and indeed all the teams…

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Hollywood given the green light

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 1:05pm 19 Comments

Its all worryingly simple. 

Write manuals, get an N number for your airframe apply for a COA and the pilot needs a PPL.

What took them so long!

In their applications, the firms said the operators will hold private pilot certificates, keep the UAS within line of sight at all times and restrict flights to the “sterile area” on the set.  In…

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Comment Wall (36 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.

Cheers-
Mc Smith
At 11:12am on February 18, 2009,
T3
Rory Paul
said…
Gary

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

C
At 4:20am on February 26, 2009, dionh said…
Gary
Do you know where i can find atmega168 micro's in SA
At 1:16pm on April 6, 2009,
T3
Rory Paul
said…
Gary

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

Regards

C
At 1:52pm on April 6, 2009,
T3
Rory Paul
said…
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…
Gary
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?
Regards
James
At 2:06pm on June 19, 2009, Robert Vale said…
Genius,
Why do you think our secuity co from NYC posted it? THINK about it, THAN comment.
At 8:30am on July 6, 2009,
T3
Rory Paul
said…
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?

Regards

C.
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 rossbw@eastcoast.co.za with details of your system. you can check out our website www.agricane.com 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
Ross

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