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Mission planner CLI wont talk to AP 2.74

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Oborne Oct 16, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi MichaelI still have some 1280 APM1 boards, that I dont want to throw away  just yet, so want to use them for ArduPlane purposes.The Previous code, 2.74, still works on the APM1 1280, but for setup…Continue

APM 2.6 Magnetic Interference

Started Oct 2, 2013 0 Replies

Hi guys, Thought I would ping the experts on the expected magfield values for the APM 2.6 (external mag)I have one on the desk connected by only the USB cable, and Im getting 250.The one in my…Continue

Mission Planner Feature Request 1.2.81

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wessie Oct 13, 2013. 12 Replies

Hi MichaelWould you be able to do the following, it would make log analisys so much easier.…Continue

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Mission planner feature Request

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon C Nov 24, 2013. 59 Replies

@Michael OFrom THIS conversation,Would it be possible for you to put human friendly times accross the top of the dataflash graphs? Please leave the line numbers there.While I am at it , could you…Continue


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Gustav Kuhn commented on Wessie's blog post X-UAV Talon Unboxing Video NOW LIVE
"http://diydrones.ning.com/group/x-uav-talon Hi people, can we all migrate Talon questions to the above group? Please :-)"
Craig P. commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Issues connecting X8R to pixhawk....What's the proper method of connecting a FRSKY X8R with a pixhawk? From my understanding three wire from X8R into RC port on pixhawk. Not familiar with which place the three wire connects to X8R? Or if this…"
Mar 12
Duncan J replied to Wessie's discussion APM Does not load Parameters on connect
"Hey Cam, did you return your unit for repair/replacement? How much did they charge you out of curiosity. Also I am interested in what they said in response. thanks in advance! -Duncan"
Mar 9
Matt commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Kyosho Zeal Vibration Absorption Sheet Z8006 I cut 4 squares and mounted the APM to the frame.  The APM is on there solid and minimizes vibration.  YOU CANNOT GO WRONG WITH…"
Mar 2
Craig P. commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"What are the best mounting tape/foam or method for mounting a pixhawk? (Mounted it backwards at first with the original foam squares)."
Mar 2
Emin Bu commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"And how your sonars on all sides working is very interesting too..."
Feb 21
Emin Bu commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Yanjun Zang can you please give me link where you find cloverleaf antenna for radio(I need 433MHz)Thank you...about your Y6...maybe you can do all the wires under main plate at bottom not top and make your multi not that high..."
Feb 21
Yanjun Zhang commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"I am a documentary photographer, I prefer to use damping to obtain subjective images. Gimbal will bring another kind of vision, need to more load. "
Feb 21
Wessie replied to Anton Grobbelaar's discussion System recommendations Gps and Autopilot in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"The APM is the benchmark, but with the modern code improvements, its getting a bit long in the tooth, I see the end for the APM coming in the not too distant future. The devs are most welcome to chime in and correct me on this point, but the memory…"
Feb 19
tahines commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Finally got my Y6 setup to fly Mission planner.  This is the short version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTYVgw1KY6w&list=UUSEwlp71GfmWvnLe5Qf1f0w&feature=c4-overview"
Feb 9
Tyler Young replied to Wessie's discussion APM2.6 + current sensor on 6S flight pack
Feb 9
Brendan22 commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"To mount the gimbal shown below I printed a small bracket but it's probably easier to just bend up a bit of ali or similar... "
Feb 3
Brendan22 commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
" I managed to attach my Tarot gimbal to the top plate using the (more recent) Tarot anti-vibration mount.  There's just enough room so the gimbal "floats" without touching anything... "
Feb 3
Nigel Brown commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"@Nick: Good question. I would be interested if you find a solution to attach the Tarot T2 gimbal (new plastic mount) to the 2013 Y6 frame - might be worth a new thread.   BTW, I don't see that the 2013 Y6 legs interfere with the gimbal.…"
Feb 3
Jaime commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Hey Chris, just checked out the new designs, what happened with this awesome Y6 from the MSNBC interview? Looks sweet, I hope this is coming out sometime :) "
Feb 3
Nick Turner commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"@ Chris: Do you know if the new legs will be sold separately for those that already have a Y6 and want to add a gimbal? Thanks."
Feb 3

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X-UAV Talon Unboxing Video NOW LIVE

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 10:54pm 40 Comments


Our first small batch of Talon UAV aircraft have arrived!  Unpacked the first one, (naturally that will be my very own) and must say i am so far impressed with what I see. I think this is going to kick the Skywalker's @ss!


Checked the net, and found only a russian version of the…


About the only use a DJI Phantom is good for

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 11:10pm 12 Comments

Just kidding of course!

How to scare the porridge out of the kids this halloween

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 2:30am 25 Comments

Stole this from Model airplane News, thought the effect is stunning!

Gonna send some people running!! LOL

Meet Big Bertha and the Boys

Posted on September 9, 2011 at 2:22am 10 Comments


Hi Diy'ers


Thought I would share my latest Project with you, and keep a running log of our progress. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome!


The Team :

Wessie van der Westhuizen a.k.a…


Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 10:42pm on November 20, 2011, Gustav Kuhn said…

Mmm, very quiet here......

And the weather sucks, wind, rain, wind, rain......................

At 8:55am on October 17, 2013, Cronselaar said…


What will the pricing be on your talon kit? And if you need anyone to demo or test i'm up for it... Mechanical engineering student ( final year) at NWU Pukke... I'm also involved with the anti-poaching competition and will also be entering a team.

Kind Regards



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