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Joystick Mode set in Mission Planner 1.2.97 build 1.1.5167.24804

Started this discussion. Last reply by Petrus Botha Feb 25, 2014. 4 Replies

What happened to setting flight mode on the joystick buttons. As from this version only the following options are availableChange…Continue

Solid Red LED A when switching on APM 2.5

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III Feb 17, 2014. 1 Reply

My APM 2.5 is behaving very strangely. When connecting it to power (battery or USB) the APM will flash between LED A(red) and C(blue) for a second or 2 and then LED A wil turn solid RED. When…Continue

APM Planner Automation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Petrus Botha Jun 24, 2013. 2 Replies

I have posted this discussion 3 days ago listed under the APM planner Category but received no feedback, maybe I will receive feedback if I list it as an unassigned category.I have a developed a…Continue

UAV Automation Requirement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Petrus Botha Jun 20, 2013. 1 Reply

I have a developed a sensor network which detects gunshots for anti-poaching purposes. When a gunshot is detected, the event data is sent to a sensor server for further analysis and triangulation of…Continue

 

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APM Planner Automation

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 1:00am 11 Comments

I have a developed a sensor network which detects gunshots for anti-poaching purposes. When a gunshot is detected, the event data is sent to a sensor server for further analysis and triangulation of the gunshot location. Currently the prototype is running on Arduino Due boards with Xbee coms but this will soon be changed to a less power consuming custom PC board with incorporated and more secure communications.

I wish to incorporate fixed wing UAV’s in this concept…

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At 8:36am on January 13, 2011, Sarel P. Wagner said…

Hi Petrus,

 

Ek is in Clubview. Jy kan gerus vrae vra.

 

Groetnis

At 12:36am on January 14, 2011, Petrus Botha said…

Baie dankie Sarel,

 

Ek glo dit is makliker om met iemand te gesels wat alreeds deur die moeite gegaan het en die die autopilot uitrusting verstaan. Soos vroer gese, ek is nuut tot die idee om n vliegtuig op sy eie te laat vlieg sonder dat ek beheer daaroor uitoefen maar is alreeds bekwaam in radio beheer en het alreeds n paar vliegtuie ontwerp, gebou en gevlieg en het daardeur geleer hoe om dit reg te doen.

 

My idee is om n klein besigheid met die UAV's te begin maar soek die regte en goedkoopste manier en toerusting om te leer en klein te begin, daarom die volgende vrae.

 

  1. Ek het alreeds n JR 2110X TX Radio en verskeie RX ontvangers, kan ArduPilot Mega daarmee koppel of moet ek iet anders aankoop?
  2. Ek wil as n "testbed" n TeleMaster tipe vliegtuig deur my ontwerp gebruik, of sou jy iets anders voorstel?
  3. Wat is die reik afstand van die ArdupilotMega, ek weet die huidge voorstel vanuit die forum asook moontlikke reels soos uiteengesit deur SAMAA en Burgerlugvaart is dat die vliegtuig nie oor n seker afstand maak gaan nie (kan nie die presiese afstand en hoogte nou onthou nie). Kan Ardupilot tot 10Km radius gaan?
  4. Opeenvolgend tot die vorige vraag, as ek tot 10Km radius kan gaan en die vliegtuig is op AutoPilot dan is dit mos alreeds buite die bereik van die radio beheer TX, is dit moontlik?, neem die Autopilot totale beheer oor sodat die RX nie deurmekaar raak soos waneer die radio nie aangeskakel is nie of verbinding verloor het?

Groete

Petrus

At 3:12pm on December 7, 2011, Trevor Want said…

Hi Petrus,

Thanks for the response.

I live in Pretoria but am originally from the UK (came out to the CSIR), and I am afraid my Afrikaans is very poor. I have a Masters degree in electronics and many, many years in R&D.

Regards,

Trevor

At 5:48am on August 9, 2012, Serge Wich said…

Hi Petrus, sorry for the slow reaction. Would be interesting to hear more about what you are doing. 

Best,

Serge

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