Christiaan van Vollenstee
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Makgadkgadi Tour with my multirotor

Started Jan 8 0 Replies

Here I am flying with my Reptile 500 with the APM 2.5 and media tech GPS and it was such a nice experience, I will recommend it to everyone.Continue

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 ShafieMukhre on Saturday. 25 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

 

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Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on Hugues's blog post XUAV Talon build thread (planned with PIXHAWK autopilot)
"No you use a triangle file to get them just right, and you can just cut out the servo hole."
Monday
Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on Hugues's blog post XUAV Talon build thread (planned with PIXHAWK autopilot)
"You put these flaps on a 3 ways switch, which you can adjust as needed."
Monday
Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on Hugues's blog post XUAV Talon build thread (planned with PIXHAWK autopilot)
"The Talon with the extension wings stall speed is around 33km/h."
Monday
Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on Hugues's blog post XUAV Talon build thread (planned with PIXHAWK autopilot)
"@Gary Stefan converted his extension wings into flaps and it works sooooooo nice you must really see it working."
Monday
ShafieMukhre replied to Christiaan van Vollenstee's discussion Optical Flow Sensor and APM 2.5
"Hi Mr Venkat,  I already test my OF with firmware 2.9.1b and something is wrong with it telling me that i just did a silly mistake. could you forward to my email as well? i want to make comparison shafiemukhre@gmail.com "
Saturday
Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on Emlid's blog post NAVIO: RTK demonstration
"Subscribed!"
Apr 16
sufal thakuri replied to Christiaan van Vollenstee's discussion Optical Flow Sensor and APM 2.5
"Hi, Can you tell me where did you get 2.9b firmware.. Thanks Sufal"
Apr 14
Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post X-UAV Skua
"I am ordering one to check what is the pros and cons of this plane."
Apr 14
Stephen Gloor commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post X-UAV Skua
"Just the pod is pretty cool.  Just put it on something like this: http://www.rcrcm.com/?cat=6&nggpage=2 and you have your own Aeromapper. Maybe they could just market the pod"
Apr 11
Don H. commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post X-UAV Skua
"Sure is ugly."
Apr 11
Dave Smith commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post X-UAV Skua
"Unless you can lower the pod or raise the motor mount, you are pretty limited on motor and prop combinations. The hatch is sweet though!"
Apr 11
Aydin ESER commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post X-UAV Talon Wing Extensions
"What is the airfoil of Talon ? any idea ..."
Apr 11
david shumate commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post X-UAV Skua
"I found additional information regarding this UAV here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2142976 "
Apr 11
Christiaan van Vollenstee posted a blog post

X-UAV Skua

X-UAV has released a new UAV platform called the Skua. I will try and get one for some review.Wingspan: 2100mmLength: 1150mmFlying Weight: 2500g-3000gWingArea:55d㎡Wingload: 45~55g/d㎡RECOMMEND DRIVE SYSTEMDrive System: 3720 KV1200Propeller: ≤10inESC: 60AServo:2*9g 2*17g servosBattery: 14.8V, 4S Li-polymerControl system: 4CH…See More
Apr 11
Christiaan van Vollenstee replied to Hugues's discussion XUAV Talon on its way in the group X-UAV Talon
"If you can do a bulk order like 5 planes I can send it to you via china directly from the manufacture."
Apr 11
John Stuart 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
"What caught the attention of SACAA and brought about this intervention was the flying of multirotors at the Nelson Mandela hospital location and the Oscar Pistorius trial. Apparently a guy was apprehended flying a multirotor over the players at a…"
Apr 10

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I like doing awesome stuff and going out there
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I like te Quad copter and what DIY drones have done with it.
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Pretoria

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X-UAV Skua

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 6:36am 5 Comments

X-UAV has released a new UAV platform called the Skua. I will try and get one for some review.

Wingspan: 2100mm

Length: 1150mm

Flying Weight: 2500g-3000g

WingArea:55d㎡

Wingload: 45~55g/d㎡

RECOMMEND DRIVE SYSTEM

Drive System: 3720…

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DIY Drones Vodcast Episode 7 featuring EMLID Creator of NAVIO

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 5:19am 5 Comments

Hello, My next guest will be the creator of the NAVIO board, EMLID. 

We will be airing live on our Google Plus Page today at 16:00 GMT.

If you are in…

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X-UAV Talon Wing Extensions

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 11:41pm 11 Comments

I got my first shipment in for the Talon's extension wings and it looks promising. The only thing I am afraid of is that the main wing is a bit loose now  but I will make a plan before I fly.…

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South Africa CAA Gave a warning to all South Africans flying sUAV's in civil aviation airspace

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:00am 31 Comments

CAA to hit illegal drone flyers with hefty fines

 

Johannesburg - The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) is set to clamp down on the illegal flying of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drones, in civil airspace.



According to a statement sent out by SACAA, the move was prompted by recent reports of…

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Comment Wall (2 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.  

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