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Location

Norwich


About Me:

Interests..Have a wild guess? LOL..... My main occupation is the Managing director of my Design and Manufacturing Company, (GAD Holdings Ltd) However, we do a lot of work with various militaries on UAV systems/ UAS and Airframes. However, the design of aircraft and subsystems is my passion (apart from my wife (if shes looking)) . I have designed a number of UAV`s that are presently being used by various governments, but now have done a couple for all us average 'Joes' if anyone is interested. FLIGHT IS LIFE!!! Autonomous Flight is the SOURCE!


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

www.greenairdesigns.com


Hometown:

Norwich


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Dr Mike Black left a comment on ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"HI Guys,
Again, sorry not been around, (had visitors at my home now for nearly a month, so having trouble finding time to be here) Harry, Which version of the code are you using?
With the 2.7v i experienced the same thing as you...
However on mine,…"
Aug 30, 2012
Dr Mike Black left a comment on ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"Hi all,
Sorry to hear of your fall Anwar, all the best and hoping you are feeling better!
Sorry not been around much, in-laws down from Scotland, so been balancing work and family.
Anyway......X-10...done.....
Covered with carbon look vinyl, quick a…"
Aug 22, 2012
Dr Mike Black left a comment on ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"Hi Guys,
@ Harry, launching plate is 5mm Laser cut poplar ply, and although its heavy (by our standards) it floats off, so no issues. I think probably when 20Ah os on board and all the goodies, it might need a bungee as i dont realy wnat hands any w…"
Aug 10, 2012
Dr Mike Black left a comment on ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"Sorry guys the post are out of order so please read from the bottom up. posts 3 to 1
(too many characters apparently)"
Aug 9, 2012
Dr Mike Black left a comment on ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"With the proper application of 19mm tube and wingnuts on m4 bolts...she is now SWEEEEET
last flight was with 10Ah on board AUW of 9lb but the wing loading is still down at 16oz sqr foot, so shes still a floater!
Last night pics.
Last steps is to cov…"
Aug 9, 2012
Dr Mike Black left a comment on ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"Test flight proved, the airframe is absolutly superb, stable as and a glilde ratio of well over 40-1
However, the fun bit!
I did make a itty, bitty, little mistake on the engineering of the spars :)
at high speed the port spar sheared clean off!
Her…"
Aug 9, 2012
Dr Mike Black left a comment on ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"Hi Guys,
Congrats Harry!, i knew your determination would  pay off!
Well chaps......had head wedged firmly up backside this last week or so due to more boring work to be completed.
However, it has been interesting on another level...
X-10...having h…"
Aug 8, 2012
Dr Mike Black left a comment on ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"HI Guys,
Brian, no problem, summet worth noting is that this is an interim version,i think teh V2.8 will have the 5 pos as Harry and i were talking, and the ability to script a flight, (not APM way, as i want to keep it with all present variables)
O…"
Jul 24, 2012
Dr Mike Black left a comment on ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"Hi Anwar,
Only got 2 mins,
You need both those wires....No throttle with out it.
Which version of the WP writer are you using?
your home alt is wrong...
if you know that you are 500m above ASL, then your WP ALT should be set to 600
there is summt a…"
Jul 22, 2012
Dr Mike Black left a comment on ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"no probs....good luck.
Also got some of the X-10 done today...
(and my guys thought it funny to mock it up at different things...)Then we have the X-10 Tadpole
And the X-10 X-wing....they do think they are funny lol
Lastly i must apologise fro the m…"
Jul 20, 2012
Dr Mike Black left a comment on ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"OK, i remembered!...lol
AP_2012_2_6_5_TS.zip
It will fly most normal configuration aircraft, btu you MUST check yoru servo directions.
Let me know your thoughts.
regards,

Mike,."
Jul 19, 2012
Dr Mike Black left a comment on ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"HI Harry,
Yes were on the same page, if the pin read was in teh slow loop (because it deosnt matter if it takes 1/2 a sec to switch between Auto/Lioter/Circle (deosnt matter what modes we chose))
A basic read in.....
If (mode = Auto && PWM >=1650 &&…"
Jul 18, 2012
Dr Mike Black left a comment on ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"lool.....sorry *Locating stuff......
Brain is half a paragraph ahead of my fingers!..lol
apologies...
@ Harry, I will have a little play see if we can read in on a spare d pin..ya neverknow, that might give a relatively simple solution....
(and i fo…"
Jul 17, 2012
Dr Mike Black left a comment on ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"HI Guys,
Brian!..lol....yeah totally with you on the 'Cam with Matress' thing...superb!
You should have a go at ocationg stuff, its very hard, good fun though.
Vid, yes, we have 2 downlinks, std vid link, for locating and HD storage for picking the…"
Jul 17, 2012
Dr Mike Black left a comment on ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"HI guys,
Anwar, it looks ok to me, but i have also had issues with 2.7.1 (probably as i was forced to be away for nearly a year from this project) however, i will post my version 2.6.5DrB, which is an offshoot of an earlier version. This version def…"
Jul 16, 2012
Dr Mike Black left a comment on ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"Sorry not been around this week (proper work taknig my time :( )
@ Brian, board on its way now!
@ Harry, Congrats!! nice one....hmm coupling the AP to the IMU, i think would need a serious re-work as the AP woul dhave to control it, but takle it inp…"
Jul 13, 2012
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