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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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Gary Mortimer commented on Greg Dronsky's blog post Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design
"I want to see the electric horses."
36 minutes ago

Gary Mortimer commented on earthpatrol's blog post Elle0 and Paparazzi UAV
"The majority of RPA drivers have no idea what board they are using, as they are flying DJI. They don't care either they just want to fly. People that know whats inside are really these days a tiny group, not so many years ago they were the…"

Gary Mortimer replied to Nuno Fernades's discussion UAV wing plans
"It would seem a comment was deleted from here by the OP please don't its against TOS. Look at a giant Telemaster Building your own high aspect ratio long range platform is mor than just…"

Gary Mortimer commented on Chris Anderson's blog post A few stats on crowdfunded drone projects that I backed
"I'm guessing you were fairly high on the delivery list Chris. Do tell us how it flies. My own version has taken another direction (no pun intended) and as such is enjoying the traditional Kickstarter delay. It might pivot again soon actually…"
Patrick Duffy commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post agBOT challenge
"Interesting summary on AG GPS here:  Has anybody done any work to get a simple D-GPS setup working with the drone firmware? The concept is really pretty simple - from a…"
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Gary Mortimer commented on Linus's blog post DIY Linux autopilot - cool for cats... and geeks
"I'm sorry but you are wrong about the cat"
Nov 20

Gary Mortimer commented on Mark Omo's blog post V2 of the Medical express rules posted (and other info)
"I sooooo wish I could come along, one day I will! I hope they have live streaming once more. "
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Gary Mortimer commented on Karl Truemann's blog post Parrot Bebop 2 : The new Parrot racing drone ?
"Its for filming the back of races Rob"
Nov 18

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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.
Rosetta Kwa Zulu Natal South AFRICA

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agBOT challenge

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 7:00am 11 Comments

No FAA to worry about on this one, I would like to think DIYD members could or even should win this....

Mission Statement

Identify and commercialize innovative agriculture husbandry technologies that improve work processes, as well as modernize observation…


3DR Launches “Made for SOLO” a partnership program to help companies develop and market new drone hardware

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 8:32am 4 Comments

3DR, North America’s largest consumer drone manufacturer, launched a new third party product partnership program called “Made for Solo” at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. The Made for Solo program supports companies that want to leverage 3DR’s Solo TM “Smart Drone” platform and its open hardware bays and dual computer processing power. Made for Solo also offers partners…


U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Announces Unmanned Aircraft Registration Requirement

Posted on October 19, 2015 at 10:00am 100 Comments

New Task Force to Develop Recommendations by November 20

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

The task force will be composed of 25 to 30 diverse representatives from…


FAA Proposes $1.9 Million Civil Penalty Against SkyPan International for Allegedly Unauthorized Unmanned Aircraft Operations

Posted on October 6, 2015 at 6:30am 27 Comments

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announces the largest civil penalty the FAA has proposed against a UAS operator for endangering the safety of our airspace.

The FAA proposes a $1.9 million civil penalty against SkyPan International, Inc. of Chicago. Between March 21, 2012, and Dec. 15, 2014, SkyPan…


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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