About Me:

Started a business call Vertical Limits Aerial Photography (www.vlap.co.za). I am also a distributor of DIY Drones products. Have a passion for RC Helicopters, Multirotor copters and Aeroplanes.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Started off joining the pirates where I developed the original Hexa and Octa code, which was later introduced into the ArduCopter platform (early version).



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Hein posted a blog post
If you are having problems with uploading firmware or communicating with the gimbal software (RCTimer - Gimbal controller board for example) then most likely the following info will help you.See communication problem below in Arduino:Follow this…
Apr 24, 2014
Hein commented on Frenchguy's blog post Pixhawk Futaba T8J 6 modes configuration with 2 switches (C & D)
"Please find below some settings that worked for me."
Feb 26, 2014
Hein replied to Hein's discussion Camera Relay Shutter trigger
"I manage to get it working.  Just follow the LED connection section and then use the same electronic chip as recommended for the apm1.  Instead of 12V I use the 5V from the APM2.5 as power source and it works fine."
Apr 12, 2013
Hein posted a discussion
Please help.I have setup my camera trigger according to Arducopter wiki pages.  I am using pin AN9 and also use ch7 (trigger camera).  Good news is if I measure the signal pin of AN9 I can see it goes high (4.65V) when I trigger ch7.  Bad news if I…
Mar 31, 2013
Hein commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Fantastic Maxbotics tutorial on using sonor sensors with multicopters
"Chris,  This could be very useful info under the Arducopter wiki pages.  "additional sonar info" under the sonar page.  Or just add a link."
Feb 26, 2013
Hein replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.9 / 2.9.1 released
"I just finished building a Octa and are Happy with 2.9 release.  It looks great in Barometric Altitude Hold, Loiter and stabilize.  All default settings except for lowering p-stabilize (roll and pitch) to 3.7
The only thing I don't understand is…"
Jan 23, 2013
Hein posted a discussion
I am interested in buying and Cinestar 2 Axis Gimbal.Does anybody have experience in using this gimbal with APM2 or APM2.5? Without using the Radian Stabilization modules? Greetings,Hein
Jan 9, 2013
Hein left a comment for Heidi Goeringer
"Hi Heidi,
When I did a search I find that you where posting some Cinestar Gimbal photo's.  Are you using this gimbal with APM2 or 2.5? 
Jan 9, 2013
Hein commented on Manfred Dickgiesser's blog post T-Rex 450 Flying automatic Missions APM 2.0 firmware 2.7.3
"Hi Manfred,
That is awesome.  You have not done test on a trex600 as yet?  I suspect the PID values should be very much the same..... 
Anybody that has tried it on a trex600?  Please share also PID values...
Oct 7, 2012
Hein commented on Manfred Dickgiesser's blog post T-Rex 450 loiter APM 2.0 MediaTek MT3329 and barometer
"Hi Manfred,
Any updates on waypoint navigation?  Did you do some Auto flights?  Would like to hear about it.
Sep 12, 2012
Hein commented on malcolm churn's blog post Traditional Helicopter 2.6 Loiter Test
"Very Good.  Are you using APM1 or 2?  Did you mount your GPS close to the tail?  When are you flying waypoints?
Jul 1, 2012
Hein left a comment on South African DIY Drones User Group
"Hi guys.  Thank you Louis for the invitation.
This is my new bird:
Skywalker with:
APM1 2560,
Airspeed Sensor, ect.........
I want to mount my Go Pro and do some FPV flying.
Wanted to test fly it today but there was to much…"
May 20, 2012
Hein commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Jordi on front page of San Diego Business Journal
"Successful Story.  Congrats!  Please drop us a email when you are going to public, would like to buy shares......"
Apr 21, 2012
Hein left a comment for Ellison Chan
"Hi Ellison,
I would like to ask a simple question.  How do I add my Youtube video that is show the video in a frame.  I only manage to get the link paste.  Please help.
Feb 15, 2012
Hein commented on Hein's blog post New Distributor in South African Market - Gauteng area
"@Crondelaar,  I agree with you.  Fying the copter or plane FPV (accending and decending) to have the least vibrations is a challenge not to mention getting the perfect shot."
Feb 9, 2012
Hein commented on Hein's blog post New Distributor in South African Market - Gauteng area
"@Andre, You can see these guys have been around for some time.  I would still be scared to fly over people even if I have the latest and best equipment.  There is still the risk factor.  But it is very good material."
Feb 9, 2012