Dr Mike Black
  • Male
  • Norwich
  • United Kingdom

Dr Mike Black's Friends

  • W badura
  • Dean Wynton
  • Jon C
  • bjorn.bearspider.carlzon
  • Eric Prast
  • Mauricio Tarud
  • Terry Landow
  • Richard Unwin
  • Robin Behrens
  • Jan Martin
  • tijuan aikens
  • Chester
  • Pete
  • AVS
  • Bill Porter

Dr Mike Black's Groups

Dr Mike Black's Discussions

APM2 Code 2.4 - Throttle problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr Mike Black Jul 29, 2012. 6 Replies

Ardu-IMU Returning supporter is lost, any help?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr Mike Black Aug 16, 2011. 18 Replies

Config Tool, Online, Off line...help please

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr Mike Black Jun 8, 2010. 7 Replies


Dr Mike Black's Page

Profile Information

About Me:
Interests..Have a wild guess? LOL.....

My main occupation is the Managing director of my Design and Manufacturing Company, (GAD Holdings Ltd) However, we do a lot of work with various militaries on UAV systems/ UAS and Airframes.

However, the design of aircraft and subsystems is my passion (apart from my wife (if shes looking)) .

I have designed a number of UAV`s that are presently being used by various governments, but now have done a couple for all us average 'Joes' if anyone is interested.

FLIGHT IS LIFE!!! Autonomous Flight is the SOURCE!
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Dr Mike Black's Blog

Wish to extend a massive congratulations to DIY Drones - Cross Country Trust Flight - Using Pure Telemetry

Posted on June 27, 2010 at 5:54am 21 Comments

Firstly I wish to convey my highest appreciation to all the developers and members of this community.

For those who do not know us, i wish to make a small explanation as why i am posting this.

Im my/our line of work, i/we have worked (and still do when required) on high end Mil spec UAV/UAS, and we wanted to do a mission not dissimilar, to what is required in real world situations.

This is the…


Ardupilot Ground Station 2.6.4 A&B New Look

Posted on November 27, 2009 at 7:30am 154 Comments

Hi All,

Been hanging around here for quite a while now and gleaning as much information as i can, maybe its time to give something back.

One of the biggest problems we found was that when in the field, its hard to get all the information where you need it, re-sizing all the windows, if you touch the pad, you can lose the window you want, always the GS, hard to find the pointer to bring it back, when you have one eye on the… Continue

Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 4:08pm on June 24, 2010, Pete said…
Cheers mate as you said i Quote "Been Hanging around" Now it time to get on with some work Lol :-}
At 6:21pm on August 13, 2010, Earl said…
new code for the mega AP
At 6:56am on August 14, 2010, Dr Mike Black said…
Thanks Earl,

Oddly yourfigures and mine corrolate except in the GCS output, GPS.loc mine is devided buy 1000, yours 50.....

Questio is why...to get my GCS to read right, i have to use 1000.......

how did you arrive at your figures?
At 7:05am on August 14, 2010, Earl said…
I am still trying to figure that out.
I gotta go to ABQ to take granddaughter to airport.
I'll be back later.
At 9:06pm on August 14, 2010, Earl said…
Here is latest mike
At 2:37am on August 15, 2010, Dr Mike Black said…
HI Earl,

Thanks, now having a read through, trying to compare the setups...

Interstingly, the divider is 100, code is similar, so how can APM be summet else? more importantly, where is the code dealt with in the first place, are we only dealing with the symptoms...not the cause....

Logic would dictate that as we are using the same code base, same GPS (so alt readings will be very similar, done the same way, one would think), that the output readings shoudl be the same...my problem is that since we moved busines, testing at weekends is harder, and constent distraction makes it very hard to digest the new code...

I guess that a test flight is required to get a base setting, see if what changes we have made, correlate to real reading or if its reading true and we will be flying at some daft alt..preferably not into the deck!

What are your thoughts?

At 12:11pm on September 9, 2010,
I've been a lot less active since we last converged... My wife had to go an let all the stuff on her farm die... Seems that acute pancreatitius will cure a person of obsessive farmville disorder, but the effects are only temporary, and farmvilletitis will creep back into everyday activity...

I see the same old questions about setups so I still want to try to get something we can use as a resource for the DIYDrones community put together.
At 12:35am on June 15, 2012, Anwar Ali Khan said…

AP_Config.h This is my header file, thanks. Anwar.

You need to be a member of DIY Drones to add comments!

Join DIY Drones



Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

© 2020   Created by Chris Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service