Antonie Kruger
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  • Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • South Africa
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Can industrial infrastructure cause this failure?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graham Dyer Jun 21, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi, We were out mapping a storm water channel around an industrial facility. The last mission was the South Eastern boundary witch passed very close to the plant. On approach to the plant the copter…Continue

Monitoring coal discard dumps for combustion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hayden Wilson Sep 17, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi Guys,I have a coal discard dump that I need to rehabilitate to a state where the discard does not run into the natural streams in the area. Discard is the fines and other undesirable mined…Continue

 

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Antonie Kruger replied to ishfaaq jhaumeer's discussion Heavy lift octocopter for DSLR, using pixhawk, could you verify that everything is fine?
"Hi Ishfaaq, some thoughts on your request. You want a multi rotor that you built yourself to lift an expensive camera in a stabilizing and vibration controlling gimbal. The short answer is - yes. The Pixhawk AP is a mature system and is extremely…"
Oct 1
Antonie Kruger replied to John Siberia's discussion Construction of the big flying wing (the help is necessary)
"Hi John, What is your application for this wing. Looking at the concept, you have a landing problem if it is not a parachute landing. The fins, dome and prop/motor will not survive. Determine your payload, get the dimensions of the kit you want to…"
Sep 2
Antonie Kruger replied to Bert's discussion Skywalker 1900 , gridmission skipping patch and not following waypoints correct
"HI  Darryl Some suggestions : 1. You must do a proper auto tune on your bird - start here : http://ardupilot.org/plane/docs/automatic-tuning-with-autotune.html#what-autotune-does 2. Make sure your rudder control is in the right direction…"
Aug 10
Antonie Kruger commented on Arnaldo Santos's blog post New personal UAV BlackFly Opener
"HI Arnaldo, that looks very cool, thanks for sharing - it is a manned aircraft though, not a UAV - unmanned aerial vehicle."
Jul 22
Antonie Kruger replied to Oscar Renato's discussion The throttle on my pixhawk 2.4.8 does not work in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Hi Oscar, When you arm the AP with the safety switch it releases the servos. You have to arm the motor with the throttle/rudder stick pushed to the bottom right for a few seconds. Here is the link…"
Jul 1
Antonie Kruger replied to El7ias's discussion Help! No throttle or steering response! in the group ArduRover User Group
"HI El7ias This might seem like a stupid questions: 1. Did you calibrate your radio(RC transmitter) in mission planner? AP must know where the PWM starts and ends. 2. Is your signal cable from the AP to the ESC/speed controller on the right pin - did…"
Jul 1
Antonie Kruger replied to Bert's discussion Skywalker 1900 , gridmission skipping patch and not following waypoints correct
"HI Bert, I agree with iskess. As mentioned before, the rudder control on my big bird was the wrong way in FBWA and auto and it caused similar issues. Check the rudder direction in FBWA. Make sure the rudder turns with the turn for flight and against…"
Jun 29
Antonie Kruger replied to Darrel Maddy's discussion How to slow a flying wing
"Buddy, my point is that your camera takes to long to take the pic. The A6000 should manage an exposure at 1 second if not less. I use a QX1 at 1.65 seconds with a 20mm lens and a A6500 at one second with a 16mm lens. Maybe the issue is with your…"
Jun 24
Antonie Kruger replied to Darrel Maddy's discussion How to slow a flying wing
"Hi Darrel, The speed you define in your mission is the airspeed. In my experience, the only way to get the exposure rates you want is to limit the 'AUTO' settings on your camera. This is where the bottleneck comes in. You have to optimize…"
Jun 24
Antonie Kruger replied to iSkyMaster's discussion Insulator between boards
"HI, There is a commercial product called Mylar used in the electrical and composite industries. In the electrical it is used as an insulator and in the composite industry it is used as a molding /vacuum bagging tool. Im sure there are a million…"
Jun 24
Antonie Kruger replied to Greg Kosin's discussion Yard patrol rover in the group ArduRover User Group
"HI Greg, This sounds like a job for a sentry gun. There are quite a few projects out there. Here is one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QcfZGDvHU8 I crack up every time I watch this video - that's funny stuff. I want to build one with my son…"
Jun 18
Antonie Kruger replied to Bert's discussion Skywalker 1900 , gridmission skipping patch and not following waypoints correct
"Brent, I've forwarded the file. Please keep in mind that the setup depends on your servos, servo lengths, servo speed ect. This setup tracks like my bird is on rails - very good. I have a large composite 2.5m V-tail pusher setup that lifts a…"
Jun 5
Antonie Kruger replied to Bert's discussion Skywalker 1900 , gridmission skipping patch and not following waypoints correct
"Hi Bert, I'll send a PM with a link to the file."
Jun 5
Antonie Kruger replied to Bert's discussion Skywalker 1900 , gridmission skipping patch and not following waypoints correct
"Hi Bert, I use the Skywalker for mapping. I looked at your images and here is my 2c worth: 1. The lines followed by the bird were quite straight and running parallel to the mission line. They seem to run right of the mission line on all…"
Jun 1
Antonie Kruger replied to Chuck Martin's discussion In flight controller failures in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Hi Chuck, Some of those type of failures were caused by "brownouts" on the flight controllers due to unregulated voltage supply from an ESC. With the new power modules supplying regulated voltage the controller failures have reduced a lot.…"
Jun 1
Antonie Kruger replied to John Easton's discussion Pixhawk Boat Project for Large Area Mapping in the group ArduBoat User Group
"HI John, great project. Your boat might be veering to starboard because of pontoon or hull alignment. Have you tried higher STEER2SVR values yet? It seems that the weaving is an over correction. I had the same with my skid steer Rover. I'm…"
Apr 9

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About Me:
I'm a dad, hub, surveyor, manager, programmer, gardener and robotic hobbyist - in that order.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I'm having fun - flying robots seems like an awesome idea. Then I would like to make them work.
Hometown:
Johannesburg

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u-blox NEO-6P GPS chip

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 1:30am 22 Comments

I was just notified by a supplier of gps modules in RSA that this product has become available locally(RSA). I'm not sure how long this has been out in the rest of the world, but the following statement had my attention : NEO-6P GPS module for Precise Point Positioning....OK, what is PPP, and how accurate is it exactly. The…

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