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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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Mortimer Jan 24, 2011. 4 Replies


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Gary Mortimer commented on Jerry Giant's blog post P9X autopilot, a revised pixhawk
"Good old Taobao"
16 hours ago

Gary Mortimer replied to Derek the Bandit's discussion 3DR air telemetry keeps blowing
"What make are they? Do you have the correct antennas connected?? Are you a South African DJ?? We have  a Derrick the Bandit on the wireless here."

Gary Mortimer commented on Jerry Giant's blog post P9X autopilot, a revised pixhawk
"Perhaps there should be a developer approved sticker or some such for projects that really are contributing back. Maybe racing leagues popping up should insist on approved boards only. Thousands of people are getting the benefit of smart developers…"

Gary Mortimer commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Using APM:Copter to bring solar panels to the developing world
"Sadly those panels get stolen from roofs before you can say why is my roof buckling. You can by kits in many stores to power just that here. Generally costing around R1200 which is about $75. The kits on offer by Mobisol are massively expensive.…"
Julien BERAUD commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Its Tridge!!!
"Great talk."
Thomas Stone commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Its Tridge!!!
"Enjoyed this alot. Thanks, Gary (and Tridge :) "
JB commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Its Tridge!!!
"Hmmm. Gary how could I miss anything if i described everything? ;-) I saw his reaction when he took out the Snapdragon board...and explained how it was "locked up"."

Gary Mortimer commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Its Tridge!!!
"Lots of other things as well but ignored by most of the folks here it would seem....."

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About Me:
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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Its Tridge!!!

Posted on February 9, 2016 at 2:52am 6 Comments

I can't embed this video because its disabled on the original. But Andrew reveals a little bit about the OBC and LOHAN. Well worth a watch.

Its only…


3000 commercial drone operators in the USA - very soon

Posted on January 22, 2016 at 2:00am 10 Comments

Tiaan at sUAS News has recently updated our interactive map of all the current 333 holders ahead of our first guide coming out.

From watching how things grow we can see that the FAA can handle about 300 and a…


Organic Vegan Quad Copter Drone

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 9:30pm 8 Comments

This is brilliant and nicely rounds up the hype and BS that surround RPA. I'd like to see it on Kickstarter and then given an award at CES.

I'm enjoying the comments. …


Best watch this if you are in the USA, AMA caves on registration

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 7:30am 20 Comments

From the AMA blog, just updated 

Q: Why did AMA change its position on registration? Why are they telling members to…


US drone registration rules to be announced today (Monday)

Posted on December 13, 2015 at 10:53pm 78 Comments

We heard yesterday that this was coming and have been given an idea of what's in them. Its not the best if true.

WASHINGTON–Please join U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx…


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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