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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

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Some opinions please

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Gary Mortimer commented on Matthew - Swift Radioplanes's blog post Lynx M: 3 Hour Mapping Endurance
"Nicely done, I am tempted to say the smartest set up out there at the minute. On paper as I've not seen it flying though. The flight cases and camera mounts are very often the missing link in such things."
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Gary Mortimer commented on Patrick Meier's blog post Assessing Disaster Damage from 3D Point Clouds
"I guess the privacy might be images that could end up in the pubic domain that might really upset families afterwards. There certainly have been some examples of that with media images of bodies causing great and genuine distress to folks many many…"

Gary Mortimer commented on Patrick Meier's blog post Assessing Disaster Damage from 3D Point Clouds
"This must be the way it starts going with on the fly maps made at high accuracy. I often wonder why there are not more GPS helmet cams feeding yet more data from the ground as well. Just walking around in the first hour or two could make a heck of a…"

Gary Mortimer replied to Carlos Franco's discussion In need of help on how to build a follower drone.
"That function has been available in this project for a couple of years. So keep looking here..."

Gary Mortimer commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post SA signs new drone rules into law
"At the moment they are simply lying there are two schools actually putting paperwork in at the minute. But before that you can get your radio licence from any normal aircraft flight school along with your English proficiency certificate. That should…"

Gary Mortimer commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post SA signs new drone rules into law
"It was discussed in the new year after a comment period. The SACAA has been working on this since 2007. "

Gary Mortimer commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post SA signs new drone rules into law
"Its great news, I was at one of the meetings and the SACAA were very positive. BVLOS and all sorts of stuff. Now several years ahead of the USA here."

Gary Mortimer commented on Hugues's blog post 3Dprinted week-end goodies : FPV cam on Rover & NEX5 on XUAV Talon
"Fantastic Hugues, just the ticket for my favourite airframe!"

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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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New Drone Show on the block

Posted on May 14, 2015 at 4:30am 0 Comments

This time coming out of the UK from EpicTV makers of online extreme sports video content and drone re seller. Nice show, I appreciate the humour.

Blast this embedding! It does not work the video is here…


sUSB Expo 2015, just about to start

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 8:45am 4 Comments

As ever we will be live streaming on our YouTube channel if the web allows it. Things should kick off at 0900 Pacific (ish)(you know what we are like))…


sUSB Expo 2015

Posted on April 11, 2015 at 1:39am 4 Comments

Its that time of year again, this time Chris Anderson will be joined by tech evangelist Robert Scoble, Eric Cheng from DJI and Jim Williams head of the FAA's airspace integration efforts there are 30 more speakers full list here.…


UAV Challenge Medical Express 2016

Posted on February 22, 2015 at 9:44pm 5 Comments

Announcing UAV Challenge Medical Express 2016 at an unmanned systems conference associated with the Avalon Airshow, event co-ordinator Dennis Frousheger said the 2016 challenge was designed to push UAV technology to the limit.

“It’s unlikely that traditional fixed-wing unmanned aircraft or small multi-rotor vehicles will be capable of meeting this…


Comment Wall (38 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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