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One for Wessie

Started Aug 12, 2013 0 Replies

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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Gary Mortimer commented on Brennan Zelener's blog post Follow-Me Mode Test: Success!
"Terrain following on Pixhawks only Stephen Pixhawks only. Just shows aircraft are much cooler than flying blenders. Oh don't forget two GPS possible also on PixHawk."
4 hours ago

Gary Mortimer commented on Tomi Piriyev's blog post Customizable UAV Plane , with extensive APIs and application & Hardware store
"I bet that payload reduces when you try and fly for 120 minutes as well. I also bet the figures are based on sea level."
9 hours ago

Gary Mortimer commented on Luke Wijnberg's blog post Aerial Survey in Uganda
"@Hugues don't forget the terrain avoidance is a PixHawk feature only as the terrain will not fit on a 1/2/2.6 @Graham you should come down to our little meet in the Midlands on Sept 12/13 Luke is going to talk about his work on the Friday night."
11 hours ago

Gary Mortimer replied to Steve's discussion Mission Planner only works for Planes!
"I'm another user that uses Mission Planner not everyday but certainly every other on fixed wing and rotary , no issues. Its certainly sounds like you have a hardware problem and you should consider returning that board."
21 hours ago

Gary Mortimer commented on enzo vinko criado's blog post Complete Spanish Latin American translated documentation for APMCopter and APMPlane - COMPLETE MULTIROTOR MULTIFUNCTION DRONES
"Enzo please do not modify and redate this post again. I will remove it . CAPITOL LETTERS ARE CONSIDERED RUDE ON THE WEB its as if you are shouting."

Gary Mortimer replied to Johan Brand's discussion Engine Size
"Hi Johan, I think you will struggle to lift 20- 25kg with a 2.4m. If its your first aircraft start small with a 40 size trainer and learn to fly that first and then perhaps head off to something like…"

Gary Mortimer commented on Lester Haines's blog post Vulture 2 spaceplane hits 100km/h - strapped to a van roof
"I think I will keep half an eye on as well"

Gary Mortimer replied to Johan Brand's discussion Engine Size
"Yes if the wingspan of the aircraft is large enough."

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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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Whoop whoop live air traffic overlaid on Mission Planner

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 10:30pm 45 Comments

Mark Colwell made a post on G+ last night about this, Mark is one of the folks that if he says something you listen. I immediately grabbed some Beta updates and realised no aircraft would be coming past me before bed time, blast. Well its morning O clock now and the first aircraft out of…


3D Prints of work

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 8:36am 2 Comments

I thought this was pretty cute, well done to boot

Shooting by the company Photos aériennes / post processing and 3D printing by Drones Imaging.



T3 Wimbledon Drone Delivery Challenge (NBNG)

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 4:30am 28 Comments

For some spurious story board reason that I have not padded out properly Wimbledon has ball delivery issues!

The T3 task this time is to deliver as many tennis balls as possible using only one 5000 maH battery, to…


Stunning 3D from Pix4D

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 12:41am 0 Comments

Amazing 3D pen skills

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 11:14pm 4 Comments

Comment Wall (36 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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