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Loss of control

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Aug 30, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi All    Had my Quad fly off yesterday, and after 6 hours of searching in the wrong spot, a call for some people across the road from the crash, helped locate it up a tree :)    Flights had been…Continue

Commercial use of Drones in Australia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugues May 31, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi allThis is primarily an Australian issue, but in the long term it will affect us allI took this photo in Melbourne today, and went in and asked if I could use this for professional press work.The…Continue

Tags: use, commercial, UAV, CASA

Plane crash after Motor wire failure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Apr 3, 2013. 9 Replies

Hi All    I have just had my first day of successful Flying on the Bixler2 with the APM2.5+ with Firmware 2.70 on it.  Other hardware on the plane was the RFD 900 telemetry, ASI, a 9x5 prop,…Continue

X-Plane as GCS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Bonney Jan 17, 2013. 6 Replies

Hi, I am wanting to run the ARDUPLANE Board in RC plane, and use the data from that via Mavlink to show the realtime flight on X-Plane. I can get the RC TX to control the X-Plane, but what I want is…Continue


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Latest Activity

Philip commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post uAvionix, ProfiCNC, and HEX announce ADS-B IN capability for The Cube Autopilot
"Thanks Gary!"

Philip replied to Sohaib Ahmed's discussion Pixhawk 2.1 Hardware Limitations in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"The cube has flown much faster than that, and can handle +/- 16 G"
Mar 26

Philip replied to Ken Wilkins's discussion Need advice on equipment in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"The barometer will give you that data. Ensure you have GPS for the timing... the gps will also give you that data."
Aug 21, 2018

Philip replied to Timothy's discussion Pixhawk 2.1 Throttle Calibration not working - motors wont spin need help! in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"Support for Ardupilot or The cube is given at either the cube Facebook page or the Ardupilot “discuss . Ardupilot . Org”"
May 9, 2018

Philip replied to Robert Baumgartner's discussion Pixhawk 2 - board damaged (maybe) from factory in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"This exact same post is on so many sites, it’s difficult to answer them all. If your board is broken, RMA it via your local distributor The glue is added to increase support for this connector as so many people are forgetting to use the…"
Apr 13, 2018

Philip replied to Ken McNamara's discussion What is the difference between Pixhawk 2 and Pixhawk 2.1? in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"Support for the cube (Pixhawk 2.1) is on Or Facebook Thanks Phil"
Jan 3, 2018

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Rise of the clones

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 8:00pm 51 Comments

Rise of the Clones (APM2.x series)…


Victorian UAS Training to open its doors in Australia

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 9:00pm 16 Comments

Posted on behalf of Victorian UAS Training.

Victorian UAS Training -Commercial partners…


FPV setup with raspberry Pi

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 9:38pm 288 Comments

After much chasing, and testing, I have found this to be an efficient way of getting low latency high quality HD video out of an Aircraft. The latency is around 0.4 seconds at worst which would be OK for an FPV with an APM doing the hard work.

I will continue to…


APM at the Australian International Airshow

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 7:00am 6 Comments

Hi all

We have had the privilege here in having the Avalon airshow every second year, this year, we had a few highlights that are of importance to this group.

1. which has been mentioned, CASA, (our FAA) have made lots of noise on helping us get Airborne, and

2. Bask industries had a stand, with the APM2.5 at Center stage. People were crowding around…


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