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Camera Relay Shutter trigger

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hein Apr 12, 2013. 1 Reply

Please help.I have setup my camera trigger according to Arducopter wiki pages.  I am using pin AN9 and also use ch7 (trigger camera).  Good news is if I measure the signal pin of AN9 I can see it…Continue

Tags: shutter, relay, trigger, camera

CineStar 2 Axis Gimbal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Bonney Apr 2, 2013. 29 Replies

I am interested in buying and Cinestar 2 Axis Gimbal.Does anybody have experience in using this gimbal with APM2 or APM2.5? Without using the Radian Stabilization modules? Greetings,HeinContinue

PID Tuning on your ArduCopter

Started this discussion. Last reply by John C. Dec 17, 2010. 34 Replies

I have just finish building my Quad. There are lots of information on setting up the quad and configuring it with Configurator. Thank you for all these details. My quad is working, (haven't tested…Continue

Tags: ArduCopter, PID


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About Me:
Started a business call Vertical Limits Aerial Photography (www.vlap.co.za). I am also a distributor of DIY Drones products. Have a passion for RC Helicopters, Multirotor copters and Aeroplanes.
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Started off joining the pirates where I developed the original Hexa and Octa code, which was later introduced into the ArduCopter platform (early version).

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Brushless Gimbal - Opensource communication problem

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 2:00am 0 Comments

If you are having problems with uploading firmware or communicating with the gimbal software (RCTimer - Gimbal controller board for example) then most likely the following info will help you.

See communication problem below in Arduino:

Follow this link for instructions:…


New Distributor in South African Market - Gauteng area

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 10:30pm 19 Comments

As a member of Arducopter (maybe not so active anymore) I have started my own business on the side line.  Its call Vertical Limits Aerial Photography.  Recently I have just put up my website and then also decided to market some DIYDrones products directly in South African markets.  I don't have…


Bixler with ArduPilot flying Waypoints

Posted on December 2, 2011 at 11:46am 4 Comments

Just an update on my previous Blog Post.  I have tested Loiter, RTL and Waypoint navigation on my Bixler Plane. 

So far I am happy with the results.  There was a bit of wind on this specific day.  I also tested waypoints at 100m Altitude which I was looking forward to seeing the end result myself.........but my camera battery went flat.......... 


Chris you are welcome to link some of these videos to the Arduplane site.....


Pictures of my plane with…


Bixler Plane setup with ArduPilot

Posted on November 23, 2011 at 12:46pm 11 Comments

I finished building my Bixler plane and did some test flights.  I was just flying in an anticlockwise circle with these tests (I have not been flying a plane for almost over a year and my last flight ended in a crash).  Yet with the ArduPilot flying is very much more easy.....  Landing is a breeze....


I am more familier with the heli's (multirotors, Quad, Hexa and Octa) but believe this plane could also be helpful to me in FPV flying.


Still learning the…


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At 2:18pm on February 15, 2012, Ellison Chan said…

Hi Hein, to embed a video, just add an iframe.

The quickest way is to got to the video on YouTube, and click share->embed, and you'll be presented with the iframe html.  Paste that into your post by clicking the button in the menu bar that looks like a cell of film, and paste the iframe command that Youtube gave you:

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