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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


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Morli commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Whoop whoop live air traffic overlaid on Mission Planner
"Advanced ver of these RTL dongles called AIRSPY are now available. Ofcousrse they do lot more than just receive ADSB signals.  My thought is integrate  FPV or telemetry signals via these dongles."
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Gary Mortimer replied to Dale Fischer's discussion APM 2.6 GPS wont Lock
"Have you put the unit outside with a clear view of the sky powered up for at least 15 minutes?"
Doug Walmsley commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Whoop whoop live air traffic overlaid on Mission Planner
"Posted a request in GitHub for the Mission Planner.  Requested that aircraft altitude along with AC icon always display once ADSB signals are injected into MP.  At this moment, I can see the aircraft icon and when I mouse over it, I only…"
Paul commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Whoop whoop live air traffic overlaid on Mission Planner
" A higher end but higher price would be the hackrf as a great option to use. "

Morli commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Whoop whoop live air traffic overlaid on Mission Planner
"Good  work explaining the setup Doug. The dongle is also available in ebay for around $10  if you search.  I had lot of fun with it particularly recording multiple channels of commercial /police communication  and testing it some…"
John Githens commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Whoop whoop live air traffic overlaid on Mission Planner
"Great stuff, Doug. This is why I keep following this blog post."
Doug Walmsley commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Whoop whoop live air traffic overlaid on Mission Planner
"All, I purchased the NooElec Nano USB RTL-SDL & ADSB kit from Amazon for a mire $24 USD.  Although the CDROM provided had other cool stuff on it, I found that all I needed was the appropriate driver and the above mentioned…"

Gary Mortimer commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post FAA Delay: Comprehensive Set of Rules On Drone Use May Not Be Finalized Until 2017 or Later
"The FAA actually said earlier this year don't expect anything before 2017but nobody took much notice, if the small rule NPRM happens before the end of this year as slated its three months in the happening then decision making time for at least…"

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

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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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Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:10am 7 Comments

A quadriplegic man who is confined to his bedroom has used his computing expertise to see the world from his bedroom, by flying a camera-mounted drone up to thousands of miles.

Stuart Turner could soon be looking round the Grand Canyon or Niagra Falls using…


The Solution Has Got To Be In Here Somewhere

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 8:30am 5 Comments

By Patrick Egan who is currently on a plane to Norway

(The go-forward…


New Phantom?

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 9:21pm 61 Comments

Something is coming from DJI on the 12th, sUAS News will be at the launch party.The teaser video does not give much away.…


New FAA TFR prohibits model aircraft/RPAS flight within 3nm of large sporting events

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:55am 6 Comments

Watch out if you are tempted to look over the wall at the ball game. The FAA have issued a NOTAM that no doubt event operators will enforce on their behalf. It brings model aircraft and RPAS within a NOTAM previously enacted post 9/11 for full sized aircraft.

What does it mean, if your flying field is within 3nm of major sporting events you should not be…


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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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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