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Mission planner Crash after update

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Card Aug 28, 2013. 44 Replies

Hello,Every time I run an update on the mission planner it crashes (this only happens on the new version). I retrieves all the files and when the command prompt window runs it crashes. Please see…Continue

Tags: Planner, Mission

Optical Flow Sensor and APM 2.5

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jared Muirhead May 20. 33 Replies

I m trying to connect my optical flow sensor to my APM 2.5 but having a very hard time. I have successfully uploaded the pde test file and install the python 2.7 and uploaded the python script…Continue

Tags: 2.5, apm, Sensor, Flow, Optical

FR-Sky vs OrangeRx

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Bonney Mar 5, 2013. 7 Replies

I am in a predicament,I have a TH9x and want to upgrade the back module and both FR-Sky and OrangeRX is good in its own little way.I am using the APM 2.5 and is looking for distance and failsafe, I…Continue

Quad behaving very strange

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Olson Sep 11, 2012. 2 Replies

Hello Can anyone tell me why this is happening when I only pull throttle. This started happing when I updated the quad to 2.7.1 and my remote to er9x firmware. I took this quad appart so many times…Continue

 

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Felixrising commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post X-UAV Quad Copter Frame called LOTUS
"This one is now available on hobbyking.... "
Saturday
Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on Marc MERLIN's blog post Multiplex Cularis FPV build with ardupilot
"Very Nice, Maybe try with a X-UAV Talon, much more space and easier to manage the CG."
May 22
Kev W. commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post X-UAV at 2015 Beijing Expo
"MFM = ? EPO = Expanded PolyOlefinEPO is a very strong yet lightweight expanded foam, similar to Styrofoam except more flexible and able to be glued with CA glue.Although EPO is generally accepted to be superior to EPS foam (standard Styrofoam) it…"
May 22
Kev W. commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post X-UAV at 2015 Beijing Expo
"Google is your friend :)"
May 22
Peter Klimon commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post X-UAV at 2015 Beijing Expo
"What do these acronyms stand for? EPO and EPP and MFM? Is this some type of new styrafoam?"
May 21
Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on Chris Anderson's blog post How to do one-button 3D mapping with the new DroidPlanner
"Hi, has anyone found other stitching software that is not listed above or is it still just the 3?"
May 21
Jared Muirhead replied to Christiaan van Vollenstee's discussion Optical Flow Sensor and APM 2.5
"Hello, Can you also send me the setup steps and the pictures? My e-mail es jaredmuirhead@gmail.com Thanks, Jared"
May 20
John Stuart commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post South Africa signs new drone rules into law
"Just picked up from Hennie Kieser's interview on Jacaranda FM: cost for licenses are expected to run to R150 000 (about $12000) as CAA expects to charge R600 per hour while vetting our documentation. Are we all still thrilled about these new…"
May 20
John Stuart commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post South Africa signs new drone rules into law
"Compare these regulations with those of Canada, the UK or Australia - they are significantly more draconian. Do you know you'll need annual audits, license renewals (biennial in the case of the RPL), four different certifications/licenses…"
May 20
technicus acityone commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post South Africa signs new drone rules into law
"Nothing new."
May 18
Damian McKay Earl ll commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post South Africa signs new drone rules into law
"The rules seem fair. But I just worry about the part where it says something like this: "No Drones can fly within 50 meters of a crowd or building, unless given consent". I hope there is a policy where the regulators have to post their…"
May 18
Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post SA signs new drone rules into law
May 18
Pascal P. commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post SA signs new drone rules into law
"I am just curious to see how all that is evolving in various countries. Not directly concerned with SA regulation as I am in Cameroon but what happened there is what will happen here in few years."
May 18

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Gary Mortimer commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post SA signs new drone rules into law
"At the moment they are simply lying there are two schools actually putting paperwork in at the minute. But before that you can get your radio licence from any normal aircraft flight school along with your English proficiency certificate. That should…"
May 18
Pascal P. commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post SA signs new drone rules into law
"Interesting, I like this one : one of the condition to be licenced - Complete RPL theory and practical training programme through a certified ATO. follow the link and they say: "At this time no RPAS Training school has been certified as an…"
May 18
Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post SA signs new drone rules into law
"Here is a website by Drone Crew (http://www.dronecrew.co.za/) http://www.safedrone.co.za/ but I am not sure how accurate the information is."
May 18

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About Me:
I like doing awesome stuff and going out there
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I like te Quad copter and what DIY drones have done with it.
Hometown:
Pretoria

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South Africa signs new drone rules into law

Posted on May 17, 2015 at 11:00pm 12 Comments

http://traveller24.news24.com/News/Flights/SA-signs-new-drone-rules-into-law-20150517

Americans are deeply sceptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and…

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X-UAV at 2015 Beijing Expo

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:30pm 16 Comments

X-UAV had a stand at the Beijing expo displaying their new MFM material and showing off the difference between EPO and MFM.

The latest products, MFM (new materials), Comparing EPO and EPP, it is completely changes in technology and function.…

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Hobbyking 500mw telemetry 433/915

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 4:19am 43 Comments

Hobbyking has done it again and have gone that step further.

500mw telemetry modules for amp/px4 and pixhawk is a reality.

Features: 

• Interchangeable air and ground 433MHz modules

• Micro-USB port

• 6-position Molex…

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Introducing the latest ONE from X-UAV

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 12:30am 23 Comments

The ONE is the latest design in UAV technology from X-UAV. They are using a high fibre material and it features a servo driven camera stabilization gimbal in the nose.

The is what X-UAV said regarding this new material :

We have strong confidence on this new…

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Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 3:39pm on October 12, 2012, Glenn Carter said…

Hi have had my X5 for a while now and its a good model, I am using the FY21 Ap in mine as it was my first fixed wing FPV so I took the easy option. There needed to be a thrust line change in mine, not sure if you have the later model. Hope you have fun with yours 

Cheers Glenn

At 11:28am on October 13, 2012, Todd Hill said…

Hello Christiaan.  I will have to look through my parameter files to locate it.  I built it last year around the time they released the X5.  I will try to get something back to you shortly.  

At 9:51am on March 4, 2015, Mauricio said…

Hi Christiaan, we need to order 5 talon + wng extensions asap. I have been trying to reach out to you but got no response. Can you please email me to info@aeromao.com as soon as you can? thanks a lot in advance

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