Hi there fellow sandgropers! Jump on in and tell us a little about yourselves, how you got into UAV / UAS, where you live, fly and what you're up to!
My name is John Cousins and I live in Willetton. I started out as an aeronautics "geek" at Kent Street Senior High School and then moved onto fliying light aircraft with the usual dreams of becoming a commercial pilot.... then ran out of money.
I then decided that I would move into Aircraft Maintenance, working on Pilatus PC-9s for 8 years... got bored of driving all the way to Pearce every day so moved into the offshore oil and gas industry flying ROVs. (remotely operated sumbarines)
Always had a keen interest in R/C aircraft and electronics and thought I wonder if there was a way to fly remote aircraft around instead of submarines. 2 years ago I started "googling" civillian use UAVs. That led me to Ardupilot and here I am.
Do most of my flying at the Safety Bay salt lakes or near Barbagallo baseball park. Usually just with a APM equipped foam/plastic FPV raptor. I fly in other places too.... but often on weekdays at the crack of dawn when there is no-one around!