Johann van de Venter
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Power module and MP question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johann van de Venter Aug 4, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi Guys Quick question. I installed a power module on my quadcopter and it works 100 fine. The voltage displayed on the screen in MP is correct when compared with the readings I get on both my…Continue

PixHawk Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Jul 12, 2016. 5 Replies

Hi Guys I'm looking into buying a Pixhawk and I found a product on a South African Site that looks like thisThe Description on the site says its a PixHawk 2.4.3. I looks different to the product on…Continue

Ultrasonic / Sonar Sensor Question - APM2.5

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johann van de Venter May 23, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi GuysI have a question regarding the ultrasonic sensort on the APM 2.5 In the list of "compatible" sensors on the MP software there are 4 models. I Googled all of them and see it's a single…Continue

APM2.5 Copter LED Mode

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave May 4, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi Guys In the link below, there is a description of how to configure the LED mode for use with a buzzer. …Continue


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Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I have been flying planes and choppers for a year or two and decided it's time to get into multi-rotors. One of my main objectives is to design, manufacture and build the entire frame, gimbal and lighting system myself.

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The astounding athletic power of quadcopters on TED

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 4:08am 6 Comments

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.  



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

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 1:29pm 1 Comment

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…


Parts Received - Post 2 of 2

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 6:13pm 31 Comments

Below are the rest of the parts:



Parts Received - Post 1 of 2

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 6:00pm 3 Comments

Hey Guys 

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


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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