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  • 3692421399?profile=original

    Hi guys.  Thank you Louis for the invitation.

    This is my new bird:

    Skywalker with:

    APM1 2560,

    Magnetometer,

    GPS,

    Airspeed Sensor, ect.........

    I want to mount my Go Pro and do some FPV flying.

    3692421734?profile=originalWanted to test fly it today but there was to much wind.......

     

    This is my Hexa.

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    Then I also have a Quad. 

    3692421821?profile=original

    I am based in Centurion.

    Greetings,

    Hein

    www.vlap.co.za

     

  • Became hooked on these contraptions end of last year. Built 3 different multirotors to date, not counting all the rebuilds. Two destoyed while experimenting with PID's to fine tune waypoint flying with unusual configurations. The 3rd one flew away and is MIA. I'm considering a tethered one next.

  • Thank you very much Graham and Johann for all the help this morning. I had a great time. I had my quad in the air again this afternoon and it was great. Steady as a rock !!!
    Graham that wing was something to see, got get one ASAP !!
  • Moderator

    Had a great morning in Northcliff, JHB, chatting and flying quads with a couple guys, Johann and Louis. Johann, that Hexa looks great! Test flew a large well-flown wing of mine with APM1 - not bad at all with the default PID's, much better than the old ArduPilot Legacy & Thermopiles (later with ArduIMU). Had 250+ flights with the old "APL" testing and trying to get it right...

  • John in CT - Somerset West end. Have a few ACs, a few MKs, an FY91, a Hoverfly and some foamies. A bit of an addict I guess!

  • Mike in Cape Town

    Using UAVs for mapping.

  • HI everyone.. Expat here over in Auss - working on getting Drones a possibility for private game owners in SA for protection of endangered species... say hello if interested

  • Hi Graham.

    Cape Town :)

  • Moderator

    Where are you located, Nicolas?

  • Excited to see so much happening locally. Flown 3D helicopters for about 5 years (various Align trexs). Just finished building my quad yesterday and waiting for clear weather to maiden :)

     

    VC-450 Hoverthings frame

    APM2 + 433mhz 3DR telemetry 

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