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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 Kim Eggert Jul 18. 29 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 Ben Dellar's blog post Simple set up for Turnigy 9XR (or similar) 6 position mode switching - No Hardware/Flashing Required
"Nice, thank you."
Friday
Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on Brennan Zelener's blog post Follow-Me Mode Test: Success!
"Thanks for the video, it is very cool. Did you do the auto tune before doing this?"
Aug 18
Christiaan van Vollenstee posted a blog post
Aug 4
Kim Eggert replied to Christiaan van Vollenstee's discussion Optical Flow Sensor and APM 2.5
"Hi Marius, use the schematich, port 10 and 11 is different, if you want to test of sensor goto terminal ,click connect,  "show settings", type "optflow on", goto test in terminal type "optflow" now you should test…"
Jul 18
Ronald Pandolfi commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's group wcUAVc
"wcUAVc webinar hosted by Drone Deployed 7/17 @ 2pm EST Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5904586708158613762"
Jul 16
Marius replied to Christiaan van Vollenstee's discussion Optical Flow Sensor and APM 2.5
"Hi, I am looking to the schematic from this post, http://api.ning.com/files/AAHjN6ZC5tyLGFRA9ywpMGel-HvDfSs84-TLFDfOqfHO5Wz7H2BERlCoKrN6rit0qnQmTq*TkIi61ZR6ZGJ3A3u2DeJaaqEH/MWSnap014.jpg And at the APM 2.6 I…"
Jul 2
Christiaan van Vollenstee replied to Nathaniel Frosland's discussion Am I buying the correct FPV setup? in the group IRIS
"Don't let any one tell you the gopro is not a good FPV camera because it is the best there is no comparison. I have tried everything and what the gopro does to light correction when moving away and to the sun is amazing. 200mw will give you…"
Jun 26
Christiaan van Vollenstee posted a blog post

DIY Drones Vodcast Episode 8 featuring Lester Haines from The Register's LOHAN project

Hi All, In the next show of DIY Drones Vodcast we have a project that we have have been following a while on the DIY drones blog post section and this is LOHAN (Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator) from The Register. We are glad to say that Lester Haines will be our new guest on the show.This episode is available on our…See More
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Jun 23
Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on Nicholas Witham's blog post New product: Downward facing camera gimbal
"Hello Hein, I would love to see it working. Please let me know when you are flying again in centurion or pretoria area?"
Jun 23
Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on Lester Haines's blog post Plucky Playmonaut and cantankerous canards
"I love following your progress and the characters involved :)"
Jun 20
Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on Stefan Gofferje's blog post Development of NDVI postprocessing plugin for frei0r / the MLT framework - test footage needed!
"I used the public lab filter here"
Jun 19
Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on Stefan Gofferje's blog post Development of NDVI postprocessing plugin for frei0r / the MLT framework - test footage needed!
"Here is some on my blog post you can use http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/nir-images-in-the-makgadikgadi "
Jun 19
Christiaan van Vollenstee commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post Reptile 500 FPV Rebuild
"That sounds like my setup, 7-8 is what I get as well, you need to put a bigger battery to get more time. You can go for a 4s 5000mah which will reduce your 67% and bring your flight time up."
Jun 18
Vasilis Samaritakis commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post Reptile 500 FPV Rebuild
"Thanks for your reply. Can you please tell me your quad's flight time and weight. I have the same frame and for a weight of 1600 gr (3s 4000 mAh, sunnysky 2212 980, 10x4.5) I get 7-8 minutes before the first beep and it hovers at 67%. I believe…"
Jun 18

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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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Flite Test Drone discussion

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 1:09am 0 Comments

DIY Drones Vodcast Episode 8 featuring Lester Haines from The Register's LOHAN project

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 1:00am 0 Comments

Hi All, In the next show of DIY Drones Vodcast we have a project that we have have been following a while on the DIY drones blog post section and this is LOHAN (Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator) from The Register. We are glad to say that Lester Haines will be our new guest on the…

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My 3D Printed accessories

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 1:00am 9 Comments

I have designed a couple of 3D printed accessories and would like to share them with the community.…

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X-UAV Skua

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 6:36am 14 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㎡

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Drive System: 3720…

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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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