About

Gender

Male


About Me:

A biologist that can hover .....


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

.... and intending to use UAV to assist with management of wildlife populations. My youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/droneAER


Hometown:

Melbourne, Australia.


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Michael Johnston left a comment on Melbourne
"I'll be flying on QF485 at 0835hrs.  Let's agree to keep a respectful distance apart!"
May 3, 2014
Michael Johnston left a comment on Melbourne
"Isle de Francaises est très bon endroit pour voler

Be aware that some landholders have their own private aircraft / strips and there is also the occasional adrenalin junkie practicing acrobatics overhead.

The weather on Friday was fantastic for fl…"
Apr 26, 2014
Michael Johnston left a comment on Melbourne
"French Island!  I'm envious already."
Apr 22, 2014
Michael Johnston left a comment on Melbourne
"do it front of a fan and you might even get some sensible data.

Good call Dave."
Feb 6, 2014
Michael Johnston left a comment on Melbourne
"interesting development activity within the Open Pilot project.  A clever clogs has ported Ardupilot onto the OP Revolution board.
worth following / comparing when the navigation code is released for Revo.
Link here."
Nov 8, 2013
Michael Johnston left a comment on Melbourne
"Hi Marc,

yep - no jail unless you are charged with stupidity (i.e. flying into Sydney Bridge when the navy is having a party or getting your aircraft in the way of fire fighting aircraft / personnel etc) - two recent examples of alleged stupidity t…"
Nov 3, 2013
Michael Johnston left a comment on Melbourne
"Edit.... a claw of talons.

Must be more room in at your joint than you've previously let on."
Oct 21, 2013
Michael Johnston left a comment on Melbourne
"Doesn't sound like you've nominated a date yet Dave - however, I'm kinda grounded for the time being. Blew radio up and have not been able to coax a PPM signal out of the radio I bought to replace it.  (JR9303). (or if I have got PPm then it is not…"
Oct 8, 2013
Michael Johnston left a comment on Melbourne
"Multitotorgear = local pilots = delivery within 48hrs in my experience.
rare thing that.
MJ"
Sep 15, 2013
Michael Johnston left a comment on Melbourne
"wondering whether the fish had anything to do with demise of the Hogs crew?"
Sep 1, 2013
Michael Johnston left a comment on Melbourne
"no OSD at this stage - flat out trying to keep the machine in the air and don't need anything more to complicate it.
Have a low battery alarm fitted so when it squeals I land and relax....
MJ"
Jul 23, 2013
Michael Johnston left a comment on Melbourne
"Whats with the (almost) empty car park at Telegraph Saddle? - looks like plenty of snow. 
I miss the Alps! Pleased you had a great day.
I rewarded myself with a day off a few weeks back and put 4 batts through my FPV machine - well almost put one ba…"
Jul 22, 2013
Michael Johnston left a comment on Melbourne
"my recommendation ..... avoid Buller and go to Stirling instead.

(not snowing here in Roxby Downs yet either)

MJ"
Jul 18, 2013
Michael Johnston left a comment on Melbourne
"I use FS Base goggles.  Went for a ride with Juz the other day wearing these.
Bloody WOW.
Did let a bit of light around the edge of goggs, but otherwise very comfy.  Was teamed up with a TBS69 camera. The picture was brilliant.
MJ"
May 11, 2013
Michael Johnston left a comment on Melbourne
"Thanks Dave,

I don't understand why this document applies only to fixed wings - note the exclusion for rotary wings. I checked the website QLD gov website but no mention of copters.
The logical assumption is that no mention = no rules??   I'm seein…"
May 7, 2013
Michael Johnston left a comment on Melbourne
"G'day Leonard,

You just doing a fly by?  Buzzing the tower so to speak.
MJ"
Apr 11, 2013
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