Darrell Burkey
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  • Canberra, ACT
  • Australia

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Darrell Burkey's Discussions

Editing a saved mission

Started May 6, 2015 0 Replies

When setting up a survey in Mission Planner I define a polygon and then select 'Survey Grid' from the Auto WP selection. The Survey window comes up with a lot of useful information and some tabs for…Continue


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Latest Activity

Darrell Burkey commented on Echo G's blog post Kickstarter launched to help build DIY smart batteries
"Great idea. I hope this goes well. Battery management is a real issue when you have multiple airframes."
Jan 23
Darrell Burkey replied to vyoufinder's discussion Recommend a Gimbal for Flying Sony a7s & A7sii on s1000?
"I'd say the Greasy T3 would be your best bet. I've never seen anything but positive comments about their gimbals."
Jan 21
Darrell Burkey replied to Ed Herman's discussion Hyperspectral drone detects water pollution
"Pictures or it didn't happen."
Jan 7
Darrell Burkey commented on Kriszhao's blog post Is It Expensive to Build A Industrial Level Composite Material VTOL UAVs For Aerial Mapping?
"Very nice! I've been considering using folding props on my DIY Skywalker quadplane. I'm a bit worried that they won't unfold properly with forward wind and have heard concerns from others. But it would be so convenient not to have to…"
Dec 12, 2019
Darrell Burkey replied to Patrick Duffy's discussion Arduplane 3.9 flyaway with bad compass
"Sorry that this happened. I know what a sick feeling it is to watch all your hard work totally out of control. If you were flying with a ground station then there will be TLogs available that might help in finding out what went wrong and where…"
Dec 3, 2019
Darrell Burkey replied to ZABBIE's discussion Sudden Potential drop when taking off
"25C is a bit low for a draw of 46amps regardless of what the maths would indicate. The battery would be getting quite hot and the internal resistance would increase greatly. On a copter that size I'd be using something more in the 60C range.…"
Nov 12, 2019
Darrell Burkey replied to James Brown's discussion If you were building a Drone Room in Antarctica what would you want?
Nov 5, 2019
Darrell Burkey commented on Patrick Meier's blog post Affordable cargo drone now available after testing in 3 countries
"@Thomas Butler - Standard GPS is only accurate to about 5 meters. Machine vision with a target as done here is definitely a good solution. "
Sep 17, 2019
Darrell Burkey commented on Patrick Meier's blog post Affordable cargo drone now available after testing in 3 countries
"Great work. Congratulations! "
Sep 17, 2019
Darrell Burkey replied to Alf Stockton's discussion Fixed wing flight controller advice
"Don't let the silly marketing numbering on the Pixhawk fool you. The most up to date version is actually the Cube. Great flight controller with a lot of improvements. http://ardupilot.org/rover/docs/common-thecube-overview.html"
May 9, 2019

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Aerial Photography
Canberra, ACT

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Darrell Burkey's Blog

Serious Fun

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 8:00pm 8 Comments

[ Peter Barker, Andrew (Tridge) Tridgell and Leonard Hall analyzing flight logs ]

Take three software developers, a bunch of flying robots, a windy day, some

coffee and mix. What you will get is a fun day of exciting flying just as

we did when Arudcopter Developer Leonard Hall visited the Canberra UAV…


Mapping Rural Australia

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 3:30am 8 Comments

[ Walgett, New South Wales - Australia ]

Around here doing mapping with a Skywalker X8 isn't exactly news. Still, it's exciting when you finally figure it all out yourself and get to enjoy the fun of watching the plane fly over while taking hundreds of photos. A big thank you to everyone here that has gone before and to the…


Mapping with A Flying Wing

Posted on April 18, 2016 at 10:15pm 9 Comments

I've had great success doing mapping with my Aeronavics hexacopter using a Pixhawk and Sony NEX 7 camera. But I wanted to start covering larger areas so I decided it was time for me to have a go at flying fixed wing aircraft. I started out with the excellent…


Flying with Linux at LinuxConf 2015

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 7:30pm 21 Comments

Ardupilot developer Andrew Tridgell has presented 'Flying with Linux' at LinuxConf 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  During his presentation Tridge connected to the running autopilot software of a plane being flown in Canberra Australia…


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At 4:31pm on December 3, 2014, Alberto Castillo Rueda said…

Please help me with the gyrocamera mount for the motorbike!!

At 4:42pm on December 3, 2014, Darrell Burkey said…

I just put a comment on the YouTube video that I think will answer your question. All you need to do is load the firmware for 'plane' on the APM and then it will work as shown in the video. I also posted info on new gimbals that might work better than my DIY project which didn't exist when I did this. Here's an example on eBay: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hiflysky-2-Axis-Handheld-Brushless-Stabilize-Gimbal-Gopro-Hero-3-SJ4000-Funnygo-/321511459088


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