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X8 coax thrust induced vibration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugues Mar 21, 2015. 5 Replies

senseFly camera hardware hack

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gai May 19, 2014. 6 Replies

Empty KML+GPX files from Plane logs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Oborne Dec 4, 2013. 8 Replies

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Quads, planes, long-time RC interest, aerial photography. Started a little sideline UAV businesses in 2013 (, now back home and doing it commercially with Australian UAV (
Sydney, Australia

Andrew Chapman's Blog

A Pixhawk powered job for Fox Sports

Posted on June 14, 2015 at 10:29am 5 Comments

Hi everyone,
The question comes up from time to time as to whether the Pixhawk is a good alternative to DJI, Mikrokopter, etc for professional use in heavy-lift cinematography. So I wanted to mention this high profile and *very* high risk job we recently completed for Fox Sports…

It’s Okay to Call Them Drones. Seriously, That’s What They’re Called

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 2:05pm 15 Comments

Hi everyone, 

Although it is less of an issue for the DIY/hobby end of things (we all seem able to use the word 'drone' without thinking of hellfire missiles), but I've been getting pretty tired of the argument in wider circles and dancing around trying not to use the 'D-word' when dealing with the media.

So... I wanted to write my…


Flip and spiral death from 100m, solved

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 4:00pm 8 Comments

I recently had my 4th in-flight motor shutdown on my old 3DR Quad - I think I've finally figured it out so I thought I'd share the story so others can check for the same problem as well as show some logfile diagnosis.

My earlier flip deaths were from quite low so I didn't have a chance to see what was going on, and I didn't have the motor…

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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