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Hein du Plessis
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  • Cape Town, Western Cape
  • South Africa
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Problem with SF02 Range Finder and ADC port

Started Mar 1, 2015 0 Replies

Hi allIs there supposed to be a voltage on the signal wire of the ADC port?I've installed a SF02 on my plane and it works perfectly if I monitor the output analogue voltage. However, I'm getting…Continue

Tags: Finder, Range, Port, ADC

3DR Store not shipping?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hein du Plessis May 26, 2014. 1 Reply

Does anyone know when 3DR will resume international shipping? I've placed my order on the 8th of May but all I see is my order is on hold.I've sent two emails with no response.I now see on the store…Continue

Tags: Store, 3DR

Entering Magnetic Delclination Issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hein du Plessis Apr 21, 2014. 1 Reply

This is a very old issue with APM Planner and I was hoping it would go away eventually, but maybe I'm not understanding how it's supposed to work.When connecting to my copter using telem radio, I go…Continue

Electric Replacement for Mini Mugin 2.6m?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stanley Anak Suab Jul 29, 2015. 8 Replies

Hi allI'm about to take the plunge on a…Continue

 

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Latest Activity


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Hein du Plessis commented on XBStation 4G UAV Solution's blog post 5.7 km Fixed Wing Flight With Joystick via 4G LTE
"Well done! What system did you use? DIY? Off the Shelf?"
May 26

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Hein du Plessis commented on cedivad's blog post fpv.blue – 2.4 GHz HD Downlink updates
"I see you've done 17km with omnirectionals! So maybe a 2.4 biquad (ro two depending if you've got diversity) will do the trick! f I preorder, what is the lead time ?"
May 26

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Hein du Plessis commented on cedivad's blog post fpv.blue – 2.4 GHz HD Downlink updates
"Looks really promising - glad you guys are pusing the technology again - would a 2 Watt 2.4ghz bootster on the plane give me more than 20km ?"
May 26

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Hein du Plessis posted a blog post

Mapping Chernobyl

I just want to share this very interesting article on BBC about the large scale mapping of Chernobyl.https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48193866See More
May 9

Profile Information

About Me:
UAS Systems Engineer
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
To build long range, reliable, efficient fixed wing UAV platforms.
Hometown:
Cape Town

Hein du Plessis's Blog

Mapping Chernobyl

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

I just want to share this very interesting article on BBC about the large scale mapping of Chernobyl.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48193866

VTOL by Arkbird

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 2:00am 17 Comments

Banggood is now taking pre-orders for a VTOL wing. It seems to be the holy grail of VTOL to me - no redundant motors, no extra servos, so it's a simple, reliable, and above all, efficient.…

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A Practical APM Mobile Ground Control Station

Posted on April 18, 2016 at 6:55am 4 Comments

In the last 4 years of being involved with UAVs I’ve always lacked a good ground station, one that’s practical and quick to deploy.

 

So I started drawing up a list of requirements. I had to draw the line somewhere, or the cost and weight would run away, so I ended up with a shortlist of key requirements that I need from a ground station. I had a look…

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The Perfect UAV Mapping Camera

Posted on April 18, 2016 at 12:56am 17 Comments

It’s really strange that there’s been so much development in all other aspects of UAV Mapping, except one – the camera!

Currently most of us are using the Canon S100-120 or Sony Nex7 etc, running custom firmware or tricky wiring and triggers to fire the shutter in flight.

So over the years I’ve been working on a wish list of what my perfect UAV mapping…

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Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 2:50am on June 23, 2013, vitaly said…

hi  check your boring video  only for other not crazy about drones  interesting

I am from KZN  and also fly Hex  having problems with OSD v1.1  was working before I flashed to v 2   now I am very confused what is the latest version working ok ???

can you help with the URL were I can find the latest working version  it seems to be modified all the time....I have fatshark gogles and APM 2.5  6 aeolian 880 motors trying various props at present..but too windy here at present  how do you manage to fly in CT

At 11:32am on October 14, 2013, Jared Reabow said…

are you by ny chance related to a chris du plessis?

At 11:40am on October 14, 2013,
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Hein du Plessis
said…

Nope!

At 12:14pm on October 14, 2013, Jared Reabow said…

how strange hehe

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