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Loss of control

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Aug 30, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi All    Had my Quad fly off yesterday, and after 6 hours of searching in the wrong spot, a call for some people across the road from the crash, helped locate it up a tree :)    Flights had been…Continue

Commercial use of Drones in Australia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugues May 31, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi allThis is primarily an Australian issue, but in the long term it will affect us allI took this photo in Melbourne today, and went in and asked if I could use this for professional press work.The…Continue

Tags: use, commercial, UAV, CASA

Plane crash after Motor wire failure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Apr 3, 2013. 9 Replies

Hi All    I have just had my first day of successful Flying on the Bixler2 with the APM2.5+ with Firmware 2.70 on it.  Other hardware on the plane was the RFD 900 telemetry, ASI, a 9x5 prop,…Continue

X-Plane as GCS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Bonney Jan 17, 2013. 6 Replies

Hi, I am wanting to run the ARDUPLANE Board in RC plane, and use the data from that via Mavlink to show the realtime flight on X-Plane. I can get the RC TX to control the X-Plane, but what I want is…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Karthik replied to Philip's discussion What is Pixhawk 2? in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"Hey People, What are the flight limitations of the pixhawk 2 with default computer on-board? Like attiude, rates, accelerations, resolution , speeds and pressure range?"
Aug 16

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Philip commented on Brad Roekle's group 3DR SOLO
"best place for Solo questions is the solo group on Facebook.we are actively supporting solo, and continuing to build on this awesome platform.https://www.facebook.com/groups/3DRSOLO/"
Apr 3

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Philip replied to Randy's discussion Optical Flow discussion thread
"Best ask this at discuss.ardupilot.org"
Apr 2
Amit replied to Philip's discussion What is Pixhawk 2? in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"What is the Edison cheap is for? is it a must?"
Mar 27

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Philip replied to Sriram's discussion Pixhawk Stability in the group PIXHAWK
"first comment, why would you fly with 3.3? move to release, or 3.5RC2.  "
Mar 20

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Philip replied to jeerasak moudpoklang's discussion how to get sensor data form pixhawk using mavlink? in the group PIXHAWK
"Or look up dronekit..."
Mar 7

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Philip replied to jeerasak moudpoklang's discussion how to get sensor data form pixhawk using mavlink? in the group PIXHAWK
"Best place to start is the Ardupilot.org wiki"
Mar 7

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Philip replied to L Roberts's discussion PPM input for Solo? in the group 3DR SOLO
"There are two ways of doing this 1. Kill the RC process, (or rename it...) Or remove the pins from the iMX6 Either way will do."
Mar 7
Tiziano Fiorenzani commented on Philip's blog post FPV setup with raspberry Pi
"Yes, shipping costs are too high and I wished they had at least one distributor in US. Anyway, which are the similar boards you are referring to?"
Mar 2
Patrick Duffy commented on Philip's blog post FPV setup with raspberry Pi
"@Tiziano,  I just check the price, 60 euros, but they want 32 euros to ship to the U.S!  I can get similar stuff shipped from china for free.  I might have pulled the trigger at 60 euros, but 92 is a bit much. I think they are gouging…"
Mar 1
Tiziano Fiorenzani commented on Philip's blog post FPV setup with raspberry Pi
"I have not estimated the latency but it looks as fast as a PiCamera. Really awesome, also because you can pretty much setup a digital video transmitter for less then 100$ (Pi3 + B101). Auvidea says the Pi3 is limited to 1080p 25fps. Tough I have…"
Mar 1

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Philip replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion Why are we starting to use companion computers? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"The Pixhawk 2 can be ordered to fit an Edison in the case with no additional hardware. But for video, the NVIDIA TX1 is an amazing device, or the iMX6 (grab out of a solo ready to go!)"
Feb 13

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Philip replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion Why are we starting to use companion computers? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"There are things the flight controller should do... like, keep the aircraft in the air...etc.. And others it shouldn't do, like manage synchronising logs to cloud servers, vision, camera management, slam... Complex path planning like follow…"
Feb 13
ausdroid replied to Philip's discussion What is Pixhawk 2? in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"Hi All, has anyone ordered anything through the Pixhawk Store; http://pixhawkstore.com.au/about-us/ We ordered a power module in early January and can't contact them. There are no contact numbers or email address on the website. We tried the…"
Feb 12

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Philip replied to Glenn Hollowell's discussion Bad Compass Health in the group PIXHAWK
"I would suggest raising this issue on Discuss.ardupilot.org or the Ardupilot facebook group... There are no Devs here anymore..."
Feb 6
Johnatan replied to Philip's discussion What is Pixhawk 2? in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
Nov 15, 2016

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Philip's Blog

Rise of the clones

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 8:00pm 51 Comments

Rise of the Clones (APM2.x series)

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Victorian UAS Training to open its doors in Australia

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 9:00pm 16 Comments

Posted on behalf of Victorian UAS Training.

Victorian UAS Training -…

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FPV setup with raspberry Pi

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 9:38pm 288 Comments

After much chasing, and testing, I have found this to be an efficient way of getting low latency high quality HD video out of an Aircraft. The latency is around 0.4 seconds at worst which would be OK for an FPV with an APM doing the hard…

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APM at the Australian International Airshow

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 7:00am 6 Comments

Hi all

We have had the privilege here in having the Avalon airshow every second year, this year, we had a few highlights that are of importance to this group.



1. which has been mentioned, CASA, (our FAA) have made lots of noise on helping us get Airborne, and



2. Bask industries had a…

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