About

Gender

Male


Location

Hamilton, Victoria


About Me:

Electrician by day, RC plane enthusiast by night.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I love autonomous flight but ultimately want to perfect 3D mapping. I live near the beautiful Grampians and would like to be able to map the contours and curves of these beautiful mountains and then one day create a 3D model of them from my homemade CNC router. Skywalker 1900, 4s 5000mAH, Scorpian 830KV Genuine 3DR Pixhawk, GPS, AS sensor. + much more. 100 + hours of research trial and error. So much money and time invested and almost too scared to fly and enjoy:)


Hometown:

Hamilton


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Julian posted a discussion
Hi everyone, Ive been out of this for about 12 months and just decided to dust of my Skywalker and take her back out.Last time I flew I think I had Plane  3.5.2 installed.  I have two questions I hope someone could help me with.1. Is Pixhawk  capabl…
Mar 4, 2017
Julian replied to Gregg's discussion How to swith minim osd panels from a tx channel?
"Hi Peter ,
Thanks for your reply.  Yes indeed the Failsafe function is what I am having to resort to when flying beyond RC TX range. It is still not ideal as I would like to be able to switch between panels via Mavlink. Some issue between Mavlink an…"
Mar 15, 2016
Julian replied to Gregg's discussion How to swith minim osd panels from a tx channel?
"Hi Peter, 
Did you manage to get your OSD switching properly?  I am also having trouble getting my Minim OSD to switch. It switches fine via Ch. 7 on my TX but won't switch or toggle via the Servo (Ch.7) screen on Mission Planner. Do you have any su…"
Mar 13, 2016
Julian posted a discussion
Hello to all,I have no spare channels with which to enable Geofence, therefore I would like to enable Geofence via a Mavlink command. Is this possible in APM Plane yet or is there a work around?According to the Wiki, I can auto enable Goefence if I…
Mar 13, 2016
Julian replied to Julian's discussion Eagles hunt my Skywalker!
"Excellent! Thanks for your input and the pic. Justin. I love those eyes, they look very realistic. I'm going to google for a set of those as soon as I get a chance. Hopefully I can find a similar set only slightly more evil/scary looking.
I have dec…"
Mar 6, 2016
Julian replied to Julian's discussion Eagles hunt my Skywalker!
"Here we go gentleman.  
This is how the multi-billion dollar Australian mining company BHP Billiton protect there UAVs.
"sporting $2 stick-on cat’s eyes to keep the local hawks at bay"
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/drones-ta&am...;"
Mar 6, 2016
Julian replied to Julian's discussion Eagles hunt my Skywalker!
"Hi Cala,
We have a similar bird here in Australia called a Spur Winged Plubber. All show and no action though.
Would these birds actually take your plane out if they could or are they just trying to scare you?"
Mar 2, 2016
Julian replied to Julian's discussion Eagles hunt my Skywalker!
"Hi Graham, thanks for your thoughts.
The smaller Hawks just seem to loiter in a menacing way however the much larger Wedge Tailed eagles tuck their wings in close to their body and actually come in for the kill. Picture the old German Stuka. I have…"
Feb 28, 2016
Julian replied to Julian's discussion Eagles hunt my Skywalker!
" Bright colors don't seem to have any deterrent effect. Thought they might even be attracting them lol."
Feb 27, 2016
Julian posted a discussion
Hi everyone,Two years of research and dozens of hours building and tweaking and my Skywalker 1900 has finally flown   . Absolutely awesome. Everything seems to be working just fine at the moment( except HIL ever since upgrading from 3.4 to 3.5)My bi…
Feb 27, 2016
Julian replied to gewe's discussion Stop Motor spinning during taking a photo / automission @ arduplane

Yes, I have to agree with you there Pascal in the case of frequent exposure survey flights.  However, currently my flights would only require an image every minute or so once passing over a Point of Interest like cattle troughs etc."
Feb 26, 2016
Julian replied to gewe's discussion Stop Motor spinning during taking a photo / automission @ arduplane
"I Think this is a very, very reasonable request. Imagine if you had a folding prop...... = no prop drag and little loss in stability/speed as most photography platforms are slow flying anyway. This would complement any fixed wing photography plane (…"
Feb 26, 2016