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Issues with gentwire 181

Started Mar 17 0 Replies

Yo Comunity. We have a Sony FDR AX53 mounted on our gimbal on our big quad. The stabilisation is fantastic. We purchased a gentwire 181 interface to control zoom and record and photos and video.It…Continue

Log File Naming

Started this discussion. Last reply by ausdroid Mar 30, 2015. 4 Replies

I'm sure I'm not the only one to ask this question, but is there a parameter you can set in APM Plane or APM Copter that will allow you to insert pretext into the log file names? If you are flying a…Continue

Octo rolls to port on takeoff.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Brookes Mar 26, 2015. 6 Replies

I have built an octo which rolls to port on takeoff. I have checked the forums and can confirm;1) ESCs calibrated.2) ESC wiring checked ( Motor test)3) All props have been checked for left/right…Continue

CASA Drone Regulations - Australia

Started Mar 15, 2015 0 Replies

Picking up some bits at electronics store and found attached flyer on the counter as I paid. My understanding (as someone with a UAS Controller's Certificate) was that you could not fly any drone…Continue

 

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Issues with gentwire 181

Yo Comunity. We have a Sony FDR AX53 mounted on our gimbal on our big quad. The stabilisation is fantastic. We purchased a gentwire 181 interface to control zoom and record and photos and video.It doesn't work.We tested the cable on a the Sony FDR – AX53 (one of the cameras listed on their site) .  When the camera and RC receiver are first turned on the zoom works without a problem. We can take photos without a problem. However, once the camera is switched to record, all other functionality is…See More
Mar 17
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
ausdroid replied to Onur BOY's discussion External USB&Led adapters not working with pixhawk boards
"never, have I been able to get the external USB to work. We have managed to get the external LED working, but it appears to turn off the main LED on the Pixhawk."
Jun 15, 2016
ausdroid replied to Peter M's discussion 3DR Solo for mapping/ survey/ precision ag
"It's horses for courses.  You can't expect every drone to do everything.  If you want to do precision mapping and Ag then you will need a precision drone of some sort, the question is how much precision do you want?  If you…"
Apr 21, 2016
ausdroid replied to HighVoltage's discussion Price of industrial drones
"@High Voltage, The reason those drones cost $65k is; 1) Product liability insurance (you want a comeback if it crashes) 2) Investor's return on investment (i.e., the people that set up the company want a profit). 3) Amortisation of the R&D…"
Mar 23, 2016
ausdroid replied to Philip's discussion What is Pixhawk 2? in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"Philip,  Congratulations on your efforts to keep the development happening.  We will be releasing our first two aircraft this year and are very excited that there will be the opportunity to have the next stage of Pixhawk…"
Feb 26, 2016
Kyomo Jung replied to ausdroid's discussion Problems with Pixhawk I2C External LED
"I think this is not a i2c splitter issue itself but i2c inteferance. There was a same article on it. http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/i2c-splitter-problem?page=1&commentId=705844%3AComment%3A2187892&x=1#705844Comment2187892"
Feb 8, 2016
ausdroid replied to Dave Williams's discussion Using AUX pins as relays for CHDK
"Hi Plino, Did you get it? Did it work for you?"
Jan 26, 2016
ausdroid replied to Dave Williams's discussion Using AUX pins as relays for CHDK
"Juan, How did it go?"
Jan 26, 2016
ausdroid commented on ausdroid's blog post Aerial Survey and Photogrammetry with X5 & X7
"Darren, After a great deal of testing we have found that to get great imagery, you need a damped gimbal mount for the camera. We have been doing a great deal of testing with the Havok http://australiandroid.com.au/products/havok and a…"
Nov 11, 2015
Darren Eger commented on ausdroid's blog post Aerial Survey and Photogrammetry with X5 & X7
"Hi, it's been a year since your blog post. I was wondering how your testing panned out ?"
Nov 8, 2015

Developer
Andrew Tridgell commented on ausdroid's blog post A44 EagletTesting
"Dawid and I had a lot of fun doing test flights of the Eaglet on Thursday at CMAC. It is a really fun plane to fly! We did some tuning with APM:Plane and re-arranged the Pixhawk setup a little to reduce vibration and magnetic interference. That…"
Oct 31, 2015

T3
Dawid Preller commented on ausdroid's blog post A44 EagletTesting
"Ravi, fuselage structure is made from plywood with a foam core. This combination results in a light yet solid structure...it can take a lot of abuse! We tried foam sides but it was just not durable enough."
Oct 18, 2015

Developer
Andrew Tridgell commented on ausdroid's blog post A44 EagletTesting
"@ausdroid, ok, thanks!"
Oct 18, 2015
Ravi commented on ausdroid's blog post A44 EagletTesting
"what is the material used. looks to be depron for fuselage."
Oct 17, 2015
ausdroid commented on ausdroid's blog post A44 EagletTesting
"Andrew, we have three models and are just finalising production tooling now. We hope to have final pricing in the next month or so. Joe"
Oct 16, 2015

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A44 EagletTesting

Posted on October 16, 2015 at 12:14am 6 Comments

We took the A44 Eaglet out for some pre-production testing on a beautiful day downunder and couldn't help but tell the rest of the world about it. We're soooooo proud of this little plane.

Aerial Survey and Photogrammetry with X5 & X7

Posted on July 5, 2014 at 9:30pm 40 Comments

We have been working to develop a well oiled solution for Aerial Survey and Photogrammetry over the last few moths. While there are a number of off the shelf solutions out there which produce great results, we are looking for something that will cover larger areas at a higher resolution. We started with the X5 as it could be hand launched and was a good platform that flew at higher airspeeds and could progress us into the X7. Here is some of our progress;

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