About

Gender

Male


Location

Gauteng


About Me:

In the IT industry, and as a hobby been flying heli's since 2002, after getting bored I discovered APM - never looked back.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Looking to use UAVs to solve everyday african problems. www.easyuav.com


Hometown:

Krugersdorp


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Wesley Versfeld commented on Wesley Versfeld's blog post Floppy, glued and taped together - but still does 100km
"Gustav, 
It was a simple 4 way-point mission, with a 5th way-point that was changed to a DO_JUMP command. Just enter the way-point which you want to jump to and the amount of times to execute the loop - in our case 55 times. "
Jan 7, 2015
Wesley Versfeld commented on Wesley Versfeld's blog post Floppy, glued and taped together - but still does 100km
"Thanks, the Exmaps output looks great, I can clearly see a gradual altitude drop of about 13m over the duration of the flight - wonder why this is? We had to RTL at the end of the mission, which was set to 100m before we uploaded the landing mission…"
Jan 6, 2015
Wesley Versfeld commented on Wesley Versfeld's blog post Floppy, glued and taped together - but still does 100km
"Thanks guys.
We decided to throw caution to the wind and soldered the batteries ourselves. I wouldn't say it's safe to do so, but it worked for us by using hot soldering iron (150W) and applying no more than 3 seconds of heat at a time.
A more impor…"
Jan 5, 2015
Wesley Versfeld posted a blog post
Went out to test a NCR18650b (4S4P) battery pack we quickly slapped together in our floppy Skywalker (taken a lot of hard landings). Our hope was to get around 90 mins flight time. The wind was constantly hovering around 20kph, so we never really we…
Jan 5, 2015
Wesley Versfeld replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Forgot to attach the log. I see I was on RC9 then.
2014-10-13 20-58-14.zip"
Oct 26, 2014
Wesley Versfeld replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Happened to me last week, flying around in Loiter (AC3.2RC12), next thing copter lost all power (motors stopped spinning) and fell to the ground. All connectors checked out, etc. Auto analysis reports looks exactly like yours incl the VCC warning."
Oct 26, 2014
Wesley Versfeld posted a discussion
Let me start at the beginning. Getting this bird in the air was not an easy task and cost huge $$$. Initially I had the APM onboard, but it would not fly at all. After a long time chasing the problem (even trying the DJI A2) I found the problem... S…
May 15, 2014
Wesley Versfeld replied to Pierre Gibouin's discussion 3DRobotics temporarily stops shipments outside of US and Canada
"Whew, this is a small set back. Good thing I have 2 brand new DJI A2 controllers in stock :) Kidding, I guess all we can do is wait and see?"
May 14, 2014
Wesley Versfeld commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post South Africa CAA Gave a warning to all South Africans flying sUAV's in civil aviation airspace
"First question - where does "South African civil aviation airspace" actually begin... 0m AGL, 300m AGL? And then we have not even started talking about the differences between Drone, UAV, UAS, RPAS, etc.
Overall I think this is a good thing, just wi…"
Apr 3, 2014
Wesley Versfeld posted a blog post
We were asked to do some field testing for the Investec Rhino Life Line with Dr Will Faulds. Thought I'd share some of the footage. Only in Africa! :)Using APM2.6, Tarot T810, Alexmos BGC (soon to be upgrade to 3 axis) and the trusty GoPro.
Mar 20, 2014
Wesley Versfeld commented on AKRCGUY's blog post SteadiDrone Releases NEW QU4D X With 60 Min Flight Time
"@Duran - any progress on the flight recording?"
Feb 24, 2014
Wesley Versfeld commented on AKRCGUY's blog post SteadiDrone Releases NEW QU4D X With 60 Min Flight Time
"Legend! Holding thumbs for you guys (and that the Cape weather doesn't change in the hour), I'll be sold if you do this. "
Feb 12, 2014
Wesley Versfeld commented on AKRCGUY's blog post SteadiDrone Releases NEW QU4D X With 60 Min Flight Time
"@Duran, you and the rest of the team at SteadiDrone have been doing great things as a Drone manufacturer (from SA)!
And, (I believe) have been an inspiration to many Droners around the world. Great job guys! You'll sell heaps of these copters, possi…"
Feb 11, 2014
Wesley Versfeld commented on cmiser's blog post Falcon UAV Selected For Anti Poaching Missions in Africa
"An epic achievement, well done and congrats!"
Feb 5, 2014
Wesley Versfeld commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post Autonomous 52km/32mi Cross Country Flight
"Wow! Congratulations! Well done!
I'm wondering about the altitude increase? Was the Raptor pre loaded with waypoints or did you use the follow me mode (why the GPS on the cars roof?).
This question could be related, or not - does follow me automatic…"
Jan 4, 2014
Wesley Versfeld commented on Wesley Versfeld's blog post Tarot T810 build log
":)"
Jan 2, 2014
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