Pretoria, Gauteng

About Me:

Professional consultant by day and hobbyist by night. I command a wide range of software design and development and engineering skills.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Exploring various autopilot platforms (fixed wing / heli / quad) to learn and find a suitably reliable platform for aerial surveillance.


Pretoria, South Africa

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Purple Dragon replied to Mario Vasconcelos's discussion WILDLIFE ANTI-POACHING DRONE CHALLENGE
"Hi Mario,
We have been involved with the challenge initially. The entries closed already in October last year. The date of 30 June is another submission step for the currently enrolled teams.
Check out UP's https://www.facebook.com/teamAREND, as far…"
Jun 16, 2014
Purple Dragon replied to Jerry Hatrick's discussion Bad compass health, No RC receiver
"Updated to ArduPlane 2.7.6 and get BAD COMPASS HEALTH messages randomly during flight.  It does seem to be better for a while after a compass calibration.
I tried different APM2.5 boards, exactly the same result.  The problem is affecting auto modes…"
Jan 3, 2014
Purple Dragon replied to Ross's discussion Stabilize Mode - Sets throttle to about 1/2
"I have the exact same issue - v 2.34 and 2.40.
It is generally stated that in stabilize and FBW-A the throttle is passthru, but this is definitely not the case.
The THR_MIN parameter is applied in both modes and when switching into these modes it is…"
Jun 24, 2012
Purple Dragon replied to Andrew Tridgell's discussion ArduPlane 2.40 released
"Thanks all for the tests!
I use manual level and since upgrading to 2.4 today I get the following error when trying to do level:
Failed to level: AP 2.32+ required.  This is new and worked perfectly on 2.34.
Any ideas?"
Jun 17, 2012