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ACT


About Me:

Fly and build model aircraft Fly and build ultralights Electronics technician Electronics interest in microprocessors and control Member of Make Hack Void hackerspace in Canberra


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Participation in Canberra UAV, a group planning to participate in the 2011 Australian UAV outback challenge.


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Canberra


Activity Feed

Wanabigaplane commented on Laser Developer's blog post LW20 LiDAR - half the size, twice the performance, infinitely better.
"Just what I need for my servo driven scanner, but some easily fixed hardware problem remain - how do you mount it on anything? Odd shape. No lugs or screw holes. Which way does the lead come out that facilitates mounting? Is there any means of cable…"
Nov 2, 2016
Wanabigaplane replied to Bohdan Tomanek's discussion Using PWM signal to switch a circuit?
"With most RC systems one channel will output a positive pulse between 1 and 2 milliseconds every 20 milliseconds.
The width between 1 and 2 milliseconds is proportional to the transmitter stick position.
There are plenty of circuits available on the…"
May 1, 2016
Wanabigaplane replied to Bohdan Tomanek's discussion Using PWM signal to switch a circuit?
May 1, 2016
Wanabigaplane commented on AKRCGUY's blog post The History of the Modern Consumer Drone
"Oh come on !!
That's Marylin Monroe.
Just Google "Marylin Monroe + drones""
Feb 6, 2016
Wanabigaplane commented on Robert Krogh (hooks)'s blog post Mugin 3M v III
"Colton,
I have built a number of aircraft from this manufacturer.
Do not take the parts that are supplied as a guide as to how to assemble the aircraft.
You must depend on your own capability in building a large RC aircraft. By all means use some of…"
Dec 30, 2015
Wanabigaplane replied to Mark Omo's discussion Deliverable 1 in Outback Challenge
"The CanberraUAV D1 can be read on our site: CanberraUAV.org.au"
Oct 21, 2015
Wanabigaplane commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post An awesome day at CMAC
"CanberraUAV at CMAC....Sure, we started off small. Now, we have installed solar powered electrics with a security system, webcam  of the field (see weathercam on http://www.cmac.org.au/default.htm ),  clubhouse lighting, and a LiPo battery charging…"
Aug 31, 2015
Wanabigaplane replied to hft seeker's discussion closing this thread
"Such an airframe from a starving ultralight manufacturer might cost in the order of $40,000 - but the automated avionics would be up to you.
For a UAV manufacturer, there are alot more expenses that would be amortised over the small number of…"
Aug 22, 2015
Wanabigaplane replied to hft seeker's discussion closing this thread
"Maybe I should have been more specific in my earlier post.
If you were to build or buy an aircraft for this task, this, or something a little larger, is the sort of airctraft you will need.
It is significantly larger than the sort of thing we cover…"
Aug 22, 2015
Wanabigaplane replied to hft seeker's discussion closing this thread
Aug 20, 2015
Wanabigaplane commented on Jeevan Kalanithi's blog post More gimbal news
"Purely from a rank amateur engineer's point of view, it looks as though the moment of inertia of the assembly in pan is at the heart of the matter. The length of the tilting motor beside the landscape mounted camera takes alot of  torque in the…"
Aug 2, 2015
Wanabigaplane replied to Dave Shrader's discussion Gas Hybrid Quad Rotor UAV?
"That is not a gas quad.
This is a gas quad.PICT1963.JPG"
Apr 30, 2015
Wanabigaplane replied to Dave Shrader's discussion Gas Hybrid Quad Rotor UAV?
"The essence of a multirotor is the simplicity of fixed pitch props. Once you go to variable pitch props you may as well go for a standard helicopter.
How about about one central petrol motor with a fixed pitch prop which does the heavy lifting,…"
Dec 31, 2014
Wanabigaplane commented on Marco Sterk's blog post Air Traffic Control for Drones - MIT Technology Review
"Surely the Flarm system http://www.flarm.com/  is well enough established to fulfil this purpose.
Only aircraft performing doing work below 500 ft outside controlled airspace would have to carry it.
The unit is not too big to be carried on bigger…"
Oct 18, 2014
Wanabigaplane replied to Greg Kosin's discussion Locating lost cattle on large ranch in ArduPlane User Group
"The technology you require has already been developed and is in use in anti-poaching applications in Africa.
In Australia we have just had the Outback Challenge where a lost bushwalker is searched for in a 1 by 2 km area, 5km from the airfield. Most…"
Oct 9, 2014
Wanabigaplane commented on Toby Lankford's blog post Reserve/Redundant Battery Switching
"Toby, I think you have to look more carefully at the failure modes you are trying to protect yourself against.
The most likely power problem you are likely to encounter is the speed controller failing. The next is a wiring problem. Both of these are…"
Jan 23, 2014
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