Darrell Burkey
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  • Canberra, ACT
  • Australia

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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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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
Darrell Burkey commented on Patrick Meier's blog post Affordable cargo drone now available after testing in 3 countries
"Great work. Congratulations! "
Sep 17
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

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Aerial Photography
Canberra, ACT

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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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