About

Gender

Male


Location

Johannesburg


About Me:

I like hiking , diving and singing.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I have just started and built my first drone. Would like to build a more sophisticated drone now.


Hometown:

Johannesburg, SA


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John Longland left a comment on PIXHAWK
"Good day Brian

I am commenting on your comment about compass calibration and "bad compas health".

You don't describe exactly but I assume you used the wizard ( with its graphical rotating dots ) to calibrate the compass ??

If so , I would suggest…"
Apr 3, 2019
John Longland posted a discussion
Good day allI am starting a review of the mini pix flight controller which is a small version of teh pixhawk fromradiolink. If you want to watch:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl1IMOQLBAkThis is my first video and I would like to improve by using a…
Oct 10, 2018
John Longland posted a discussion
Good day allI have a quad ( pixhawk 2.4.8 ) runing Copter 3.5.5 on a 450 frame. I can fly my drone with a joystickvia mission planner, but I find that the sensitivity is very high. It is a Logitech 3 axis joystick and I have been adjusting the setti…
Sep 20, 2018
John Longland replied to John Longland's discussion Copter not arming
"Good evening all

I have solved the problem and wish to add a description here so that anyone else can benefit.

Turned out that the RC needed calibration. Yes, I DID calibrate it during the the WIZARD cycle, but for one reason
or another, that was…"
Aug 27, 2018
John Longland replied to John Longland's discussion Copter not arming
"Good evening
Since I made this post, I have done the following:
Reset all parameters to default. Re-calibbrated my copter.
I redefined another model on my RC ( incase it is something on my RC config )

I also did the following test:
I connected my 4…"
Aug 26, 2018
John Longland posted a discussion
Good day allJust completed a very basic ( I have to say ) hexacopter. Just a FC, radio and GPS.But a start non the less !!! It was a success ... all I did was fly it in stabilise mode by hand.I shall now into a range of tests, testing all the auto-f…
Aug 26, 2018
John Longland posted a discussion
Good day allI have completed my F450 copter with a pixhawk 2.4.8 a month or so ago.Setup :F450pixhawk 2.4.8APM copter 3.5.5R_XSR receiverBL-Heli 32 ESC ( 40 A)All went well and I completed all the tests : i.e. waypoint flights, RTL, failsafes...all…
Aug 25, 2018
John Longland posted a discussion
Good day allMy 450 drone is flying and I have tested most of the autopilot functions. I have flown it with Mission planner on my laptop. Now I want to fly it with either MissionPLanner or QGroudcontrol on a cellphone. (iOS).My Huawei P9 Lilte does n…
Jul 3, 2018
John Longland posted a discussion in PIXHAWK
Good day allI completed my second drone a week or two ago and I thought it was finished !!!  Hehe ... !!a Few days ago I decided to add obstacle avoidance on and I found some information about that.Enough to get me going. What I was wondering .....…
Jun 28, 2018
John Longland posted a discussion
Good day allThe first 2 phases of my second drone is complete. I now have:F450 frame2312 motorsBl-Heli32 (40A) ESC9450S propsRXSR Frsky receiverPixhawk 2.4.8 ( running APM copter V3.5.5 )M8N GPSCADDX Turbo SDR1 1200TVL cameraTBS Unify Pro 5G8 HV Rac…
Jun 15, 2018
John Longland posted a discussion in PIXHAWK
Good day allAs you may have seen on other discussions, I have completed phase-II of my second drone.Just to recap my setup:F450 frame2312 motorsBl-Heli32 (40A) ESC9450S propsRXSR Frsky receiverPixhawk 2.4.8 ( running APM copter V3.5.5 )M8N GPSCADDX…
Jun 11, 2018
John Longland replied to John Longland's discussion Prioriy levels for flightmodes in PIXHAWK
"Good day all

My second drone setup:
F450 frame2312 motorsBl-Heli32 (40A) ESC9450S propsRXSR Frsky receiverPixhawk 2.4.8 ( running APM copter V3.5.5 )M8N GPSCADDX Turbo SDR1 1200TVL cameraTBS Unify Pro 5G8 HV Race (MMCX) VTXMiniOSD for Mavlink OSD o…"
Jun 11, 2018
John Longland replied to John Longland's discussion Prioriy levels for flightmodes in PIXHAWK
"Hi Javier

Many thanks for your response. That gives me some comfort when I go and test all the functions that I have programmed in.
If RTL does go flying off when I test RTL, then I can regain control.

Will report back when I have tested the autom…"
Jun 10, 2018
John Longland posted a discussion in PIXHAWK
Good day allI am busy building my second drone :Setup:pixhawk2312 motors9450 propellersM8N GPSRXSR receiverI have done a successful maiden flight, but I would like to test some of the autonomousflight modes as I have programmed into the pixhawk. I a…
Jun 8, 2018
John Longland replied to John Longland's discussion RTL function on pixhawk in PIXHAWK
"Greg Fletcher said:
Yes the mode channel must stay in RTL. If the mode channel changes the new mode will be selected. If RTL mode was the result of a low battery or radio lose it will stay in that mode even when the radio is working again. The mode…"
May 26, 2018
John Longland posted a discussion in PIXHAWK
Good day allBusy buidling my 2nd drone.Using a pixhawk and would like to get clarity on the RTL function.I have seen many videos on the RTL function so I know what the drone does.My question is about the activation of the RTl mode. If I program chan…
May 26, 2018
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