Christiaan van Vollenstee
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Mission planner Crash after update

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Card Aug 28, 2013. 44 Replies

Hello,Every time I run an update on the mission planner it crashes (this only happens on the new version). I retrieves all the files and when the command prompt window runs it crashes. Please see…Continue

Tags: Planner, Mission

Optical Flow Sensor and APM 2.5

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raj Shah Jun 2, 2015. 34 Replies

I m trying to connect my optical flow sensor to my APM 2.5 but having a very hard time. I have successfully uploaded the pde test file and install the python 2.7 and uploaded the python script…Continue

Tags: 2.5, apm, Sensor, Flow, Optical

FR-Sky vs OrangeRx

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Bonney Mar 5, 2013. 7 Replies

I am in a predicament,I have a TH9x and want to upgrade the back module and both FR-Sky and OrangeRX is good in its own little way.I am using the APM 2.5 and is looking for distance and failsafe, I…Continue

Quad behaving very strange

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Olson Sep 11, 2012. 2 Replies

Hello Can anyone tell me why this is happening when I only pull throttle. This started happing when I updated the quad to 2.7.1 and my remote to er9x firmware. I took this quad appart so many times…Continue


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South Africa signs new drone rules into law

Posted on May 17, 2015 at 11:00pm 12 Comments

Americans are deeply sceptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and…


X-UAV at 2015 Beijing Expo

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:30pm 16 Comments

X-UAV had a stand at the Beijing expo displaying their new MFM material and showing off the difference between EPO and MFM.

The latest products, MFM (new materials), Comparing EPO and EPP, it is completely changes in technology and function.

Its density is between EPO and EPP, and 2-3…


Hobbyking 500mw telemetry 433/915

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 4:19am 48 Comments

Hobbyking has done it again and have gone that step further.

500mw telemetry modules for amp/px4 and pixhawk is a reality.


• Interchangeable air and ground 433MHz modules

• Micro-USB port

• 6-position Molex…


Introducing the latest ONE from X-UAV

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 12:30am 24 Comments

The ONE is the latest design in UAV technology from X-UAV. They are using a high fibre material and it features a servo driven camera stabilization gimbal in the nose.

The is what X-UAV said regarding this new material :

We have strong confidence on this new material. Comparing EPO and EPP,it is completely changes in technology…


Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 3:39pm on October 12, 2012, Glenn Carter said…

Hi have had my X5 for a while now and its a good model, I am using the FY21 Ap in mine as it was my first fixed wing FPV so I took the easy option. There needed to be a thrust line change in mine, not sure if you have the later model. Hope you have fun with yours 

Cheers Glenn

At 11:28am on October 13, 2012, Todd Hill said…

Hello Christiaan.  I will have to look through my parameter files to locate it.  I built it last year around the time they released the X5.  I will try to get something back to you shortly.  

At 9:51am on March 4, 2015, Mauricio said…

Hi Christiaan, we need to order 5 talon + wng extensions asap. I have been trying to reach out to you but got no response. Can you please email me to as soon as you can? thanks a lot in advance

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