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Mirror MAVLink traffic to multiple groundstations

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Oborne Dec 13, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi,For security purposes, I would like to place Android tablets in the hands on ground crew so they can see the UAV's position and direction in real time - the ground crew would not require control…Continue

Automatic Chute Trigger

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wesley Versfeld Dec 9, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi,I have done some digging around, maybe I missed this.We're getting more flying time from Multirotors by making the props bigger (I'm talking about the 1hr+ range), to the point where there are now…Continue

Tags: chute, recovery, Auto

Antennae Tracker Question

Started Nov 19, 2013 0 Replies

Hi,I'm looking for some information on easy to setup and use antennae trackers for use with the Ardupilot (or Pixhawk in future). I've seen some information on Ardutracker (arduino stuff), but I was…Continue

Tags: myflydream, tracker, antennae

PixHawk support for CHDK Canon SX260

Started this discussion. Last reply by BkSeatFlyr Jan 27. 5 Replies

Hi, I'm wondering if the PixHawk will support a CHDK connection to trigger this camera at specific points? What connection would be requried if this is possible?Thanks!Continue

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Ken Gaines commented on Wesley Versfeld's blog post Tarot T810 build log
"This may have already been covered in this build log (BAD A$$ build BTW)... What made you go with the 400 KV motors as opposed to the Tarot 320 KV motors? I am still new at this, but I am seriously considering the T810 with APM 2.6 as a AP/FPV…"
Apr 8
Wesley Versfeld commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post South Africa CAA Gave a warning to all South Africans flying sUAV's in civil aviation airspace
"First question - where does "South African civil aviation airspace" actually begin... 0m AGL, 300m AGL? And then we have not even started talking about the differences between Drone, UAV, UAS, RPAS, etc. Overall I think this is a good…"
Apr 3

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Graham Dyer commented on Wesley Versfeld's blog post Another epic drone Game Drive (Flight)
"That blesbok is alarm snorting and defensive but is surprisingly unconcerned even when the 'copter is close, is he dof, lol? Interesting how the black wildebeest calf sticks very close it's mothers' flank. I've had similar…"
Mar 21

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Gary Mortimer commented on Wesley Versfeld's blog post Another epic drone Game Drive (Flight)
"That's one tame blesbok, I had to find something two weeks ago and the ones here just went."
Mar 20
Wesley Versfeld posted a blog post

Another epic drone Game Drive (Flight)

We were asked to do some field testing for the Investec Rhino Life Line with Dr Will Faulds. Thought I'd share some of the footage. Only in Africa! :)Using APM2.6, Tarot T810, Alexmos BGC (soon to be upgrade to 3 axis) and the trusty GoPro.See More
Mar 20
Wesley Versfeld commented on AKRCGUY's blog post SteadiDrone Releases NEW QU4D X With 60 Min Flight Time
"@Duran - any progress on the flight recording?"
Feb 24
Wesley Versfeld commented on AKRCGUY's blog post SteadiDrone Releases NEW QU4D X With 60 Min Flight Time
"Legend! Holding thumbs for you guys (and that the Cape weather doesn't change in the hour), I'll be sold if you do this. "
Feb 12
Wesley Versfeld commented on AKRCGUY's blog post SteadiDrone Releases NEW QU4D X With 60 Min Flight Time
"@Duran, you and the rest of the team at SteadiDrone have been doing great things as a Drone manufacturer (from SA)! And, (I believe) have been an inspiration to many Droners around the world. Great job guys! You'll sell heaps of these copters,…"
Feb 12
Wesley Versfeld commented on cmiser's blog post Falcon UAV Selected For Anti Poaching Missions in Africa
"An epic achievement, well done and congrats!"
Feb 5
William Wegenast commented on Wesley Versfeld's blog post Tarot T810 build log
"That's cool man Thanks, As you were saying I could just use that resister adapter as a start up. Plug the battery into that resister adapter into the MR with battery and then plug the second battery in normally. After unplug the resister…"
Feb 2
William Wegenast commented on Wesley Versfeld's blog post Tarot T810 build log
"@Thomas Field, This is great, thanks for all the detail. I hope it's not too much bother, could you show us some images? I'm kind of a visual learner and I'm having trouble imaging what you've done. Could you send some links to…"
Feb 2
William Wegenast commented on Wesley Versfeld's blog post Tarot T810 build log
"@Stubugs, I think I know what you are saying. Are you referring to using capacitors? I ask because my NASA also thinks that I'm at a lower voltage, but my capacity is just fine. I can't figure out why my voltage looks so low when my…"
Feb 2
William Wegenast commented on Wesley Versfeld's blog post Tarot T810 build log
"Nice.I put my caps inside the booms at the halfway mark between the the battery and the ESC. I'm only using one cap per ESC though.Your setup looks good."
Feb 2
William Wegenast commented on Wesley Versfeld's blog post Tarot T810 build log
"Hey that's a good idea. Cool"
Feb 1
William Wegenast commented on Wesley Versfeld's blog post Tarot T810 build log
"I would turn the motors around so the wires are going out over the outer edge of the motormounts. This should take the pressure off the wires. I'll take a photo of my setup.P.S. Are those Capacitors you put on before the ESCs to help stop…"
Feb 1
William Wegenast commented on Wesley Versfeld's blog post Tarot T810 build log
"I ran mine in a similar way. I have each wire running through each space.But I think I know the problem you are having. You are having trouble getting the bullets to go through the little hole at the back of the motor mount. I had trouble at first…"
Feb 1

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About Me:
In the IT industry, and as a hobby been flying heli's since 2002, after getting bored I discovered APM - never looked back.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Looking to use UAVs to solve everyday african problems.

www.easyuav.com
Hometown:
Krugersdorp

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Another epic drone Game Drive (Flight)

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 12:30am 2 Comments

We were asked to do some field testing for the Investec Rhino Life Line with Dr Will Faulds. Thought I'd share some of the footage. Only in Africa! :)

Using APM2.6, Tarot T810, Alexmos BGC (soon to be upgrade to 3 axis) and the trusty GoPro.

Night Safari with Flir equipped Hexacopter

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 12:00am 8 Comments

We headed out into the African bush to demonstrate the UAV + night vision technology on a Game Farm in the north of South Africa. We were interested to see the animals response to the UAV at night. All the animals barely paid attention to the UAV, until a Zebra got spooked which in turn spooked the Impala close by.

For some reason I can't embed YouTube - so here is the link. I'm very…

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Flir equipped hexacopter - security UAV in action

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 10:30pm 11 Comments

We did a recent flight minutes after an attempted break in to scan the area for criminals possibly hiding behind walls etc. We took off from a nearby field and allways stay directly over the flield (just in case).

The APM on AC 3.0.1 has been doing a great job in keeping the Tarot T810 hexa in the…

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Tarot T810 build log

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 3:30am 126 Comments

I have been searching high and low for a good affordable large hexa system, with the main objective to lift 500gr (camera, FPV transmitter, etc) for as long as possible, and have the video stabilized. 

The S800 looked ok, but due to some issues around the boom flexibility and cost, I ditched that idea. The…

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