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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 Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 the Vertical Horizontal one
"I also have been getting lots of 500's but I think it is time for the hammer to fall. I declare this round closed! I will discuss the result with Chris."
May 14
JB commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Europe canes America in drone delivery race
"@ Rob Wing body and lots of lead acid batteries in the back? ;-) I agree the DHL thing is very poor if it can only do 8.4km...quadplanes are way better already. Rob have you see this?…"
May 12

Rob_Lefebvre commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Europe canes America in drone delivery race
"Interesting concept with that Lilium thing.  But... I don't get it.  How do they get CG in airplane mode with the wing that far back? "
May 12
Jiro Hattori commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Europe canes America in drone delivery race
"Is it EDF or something ?"
May 12
Ouroboros commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Europe canes America in drone delivery race
"The droneport "parcel station" with snow resistant clamshell protected helipad (with wind direction turning launch turntable!) is a nice touch though. Is anyone developing the ArduCopter equivalent of an opensource hardware droneport…"
May 12
Gary McCray commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Europe canes America in drone delivery race
"@Ben, Maybe with the yacht we could get far enough offshore to where we could actually do this legally. @ Rob, I think either a gas or electric heli would be able to perform the tasks that DHL has undertaken more efficiently and with considerably…"
May 11
Ben commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Europe canes America in drone delivery race
"At least it's fun to see the small steps towards any practical use in real world. It's a bit like living at the times of the first planes and seeing some concepts (such as biplanes) come and then disappear. This added to the fact that the…"
May 11

Rob_Lefebvre commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Europe canes America in drone delivery race
"Gary, I think this airplane design could actually have pretty good performance in this size class.  I'm not sure it will scale up well (well, nothing makes sense for large scale electric) but this could work.I would like to know what the…"
May 11

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Developing UAS systems for game management and fence patrol in South Africa.

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Europe canes America in drone delivery race

Posted on May 11, 2016 at 12:44am 30 Comments

One hundred and thirty deliveries! Yep 130, not just delivered but done automatically over a three month period in all sorts of weather.

Well done DHL, I wonder whats inside?

FAA Administrator Makes Two Major Drone Announcements

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 7:41am 14 Comments

Speaking today at a conference in New Orleans, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the agency is establishing a broad-based advisory committee that will provide advice on key unmanned aircraft integration issues. He also announced plans to make it easier for …


Clash of the Titans, DJI sue Yuneec

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 12:30pm 28 Comments

DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”) and camera technology, Friday filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Yuneec International Co. Ltd. and Yuneec USA, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

The complaint asserts that Yuneec’s products and technology infringe two DJI patents and…


Chris Anderson to speak at sUSB Expo 2016

Posted on February 17, 2016 at 10:23am 6 Comments

Its the Silicon Valley Drone show time of year again looking forward to meeting old friends and making new. The first commercial (all the rest were military/tiny bit of private before) drone show in America makes it to year four. 

Here's the line up so…


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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