Johann van de Venter's Blog (5)

The astounding athletic power of quadcopters on TED

I saw this on TED way back when and found it astonishing. Amazing what you can do with the right code. The 3 quads working together catching a ball and returning it to the narrator is quite stunning.  

Athletic…

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Added by Johann van de Venter on September 15, 2014 at 4:08am — 6 Comments

Flying drones, quad-copters in South Africa: legal or illegal?

To all the South Africans wondering what the status of flying their beloved multi-rotor aircraft is at present, the following was published on MyBroadband. 

The issue of whether it is legal or illegal to fly radio-controlled and unmanned aircraft in South Africa is a complex one involving three different organisations.

As things stand today, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has no regulations to govern what it calls Unmanned Aircraft…

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Added by Johann van de Venter on June 20, 2014 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

Parts Received - Post 2 of 2

Below are the rest of the parts:

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8 x RC Timer Carbon Fiber CW Props (10.5X4.5)

8 x RC Timer Carbon Fiber CCW Props…

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Added by Johann van de Venter on April 30, 2014 at 6:13pm — 31 Comments

Parts Received - Post 1 of 2

Hey Guys 

I collected everything from the supplier today. Below are some photos of what I received

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2 X RC Timer 450 Legs Red

2 X RC Timer 450 Legs Black

2 x RC Timer Spider Base plates

4 X Black Metal Stand-ups

1 X Camera Mount Plate

1 x GoPro Mounting Plate

5 x Rubber Vibration…

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Added by Johann van de Venter on April 30, 2014 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

First Post - Some good news

Hey Guys 

Before I start...just a little bit of information about myself. I'm located in Pretoria, South Africa. I have been flying heli's and planes for just over a year now and decided that it's time to get myself a multirotor. I did a hell of a lot of research online as well as tons of reading and came across DIYDrones.com. 

I recently joined…

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Added by Johann van de Venter on April 29, 2014 at 5:58pm — 5 Comments

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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

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