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If it doesn't fly it's not something I am likely to buy.
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Co-founder of UAVenture, Our main product, AirRails is a flight control solution for manufacturers of hybrid VTOL systems.

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PX4 Driver for the Aerotenna uLanding Radar Distance Sensor

Posted on December 27, 2016 at 1:53pm 0 Comments

At UAVenture we’ve been using the uLanding Lite from Aerotenna for a few months now as part of our crop spraying development work. The uLanding is a lightweight (60g), sealed radar based distance sensor with about 30m range and a fast 500Hz update rate making it ideal for low…


Introducing the Sky Observer (Skylark) UAV from ZETA

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:34pm 9 Comments

We received one of a few Sky Observer samples ZETA Science had available for testing a couple of weeks ago for evaluation before they go into production, assembled it and took it for a test flight.

The RTF model is very near completion with all electronics and cabling cleanly and accurately pre-installed. Apart from installing your own gear (cameras,…


3D Robotics Iris Test Flight with PX4 Firmware

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 1:00pm 3 Comments

I recently received the Iris RTF package and finally had a chance to take it for a fly today. Here is what I did:

- Unboxed it

- Inserted batteries into the transmitter

- Charged the Lipo

- Flashed the PX4 firmware using QGroundControl (currently the Technology Preview version)

- Selected the Iris from the airframe config section



PX4 Autopilot gets Graupner HoTT Telemetry Support

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 5:05pm 2 Comments

The PX4 autopilot now supports the Graupner HoTT telemetry system bringing live flight data right to your transmitter’s display.

Real-time Flight Data on your Transmitter…


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At 1:15am on April 23, 2016, Andrew Legg said…
Hi Simon,

Please contact me on my professional mail address,



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