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Here come the drones...

Postby CATO » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:37 pm

I always wanted a drone to perform rocket retrieval, hopefully I will be in receipt of a DJI Mavic Pro within the next few weeks :-)

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Postby Jordz » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:50 pm

Awesome buy mate :)

Ive been scratch-building a drone on and off for about 18 months now and was looking at doing recovery with it too haha

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Postby martymonsta » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:21 pm

That looks really awesome David.
Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, "Because it is there."
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Postby vk2icj » Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:26 pm

Looks the good Cato

We will have to go flying together mate
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Re: Here come the drones...

Postby CATO » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:38 pm

Sure, just don't tell Tania....
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2018: 7,455 Ns (46% M)
Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M

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Postby SpaceManMat » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:19 am

Very nice, add a hook and it'd be great for retrieve retrieving LPR. Not sure you'll be able to carry much more.
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Re: Here come the drones...

Postby CATO » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:38 pm

Rocket recovery sorted.....

Well it took 3 months, but the DJI Mavic finally showed up.... :D

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AMRS 21 L3
TRA 07459 L3

Impulse:
2018: 7,455 Ns (46% M)
Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M

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Postby Scoop1261 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:58 pm

Was the case included?
Looks like a Pelican, what size?
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Postby CATO » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:42 pm

Scoop1261 wrote:Was the case included?
Looks like a Pelican, what size?


Hi Scoop, the Mavic comes with a soft case, this one is from Go Professional Cases, cost A$279 (I'm guessing you could find it cheaper if you shopped around)
http://goprofessionalcases.com/shopcases/dji-cases/dji-mavic.html
http://goprofessionalcases.com/shopcases/dji-cases.html
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Impulse:
2018: 7,455 Ns (46% M)
Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M

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Re: Here come the drones...

Postby SpaceManMat » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:59 pm

Very nice. Now can you hook it into your tracker so it will follow the rocket down?
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Re: Here come the drones...

Postby CATO » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:06 pm

The latest CASA Briefing News Letter...

From acting Director of Aviation Safety and CEO, Shane Carmody
Drones - properly known as remotely piloted aircraft - are here to stay as an important and growing sector of the aviation community. As in other sectors of aviation it is CASA’s role to develop and manage appropriate safety regulations to protect people, property and other aircraft. It is also CASA’s role to educate drone operators about safety and to provide effective safety support. While Australia has had a set of drone safety regulations for many years, the rapid growth in both recreational and commercial drone use means CASA has to look for new opportunities to deliver education and safety support. I am pleased to say that is exactly what is being done with the development of a new drone app – called ‘can I fly there?’. The app will show drone no-fly zones such as aerodromes, helicopter landing areas and restricted airspace. It will also flag no-drone areas where emergency services such as firefighters are operating. Users of the app can see drone no-fly zones near their current location or enter a location where they want to operate. This initiative will help recreational and very small commercial drone flyers to stay safe in the air. Importantly, if used correctly, it will assist to keep drones away from areas where aircraft are flying at low altitudes and could be at risk of a mid-air collision. We will continue to consult with all sectors of the aviation community to get the right balance between facilitating the growth of the drone industry while maintaining safe skies for all.

Best wishes
Shane Carmody
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2018: 7,455 Ns (46% M)
Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M

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Re: Here come the drones...

Postby SpaceManMat » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:13 am

Sounds like a great app. Could probably also apply it to flying LPR in your local park.
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Re: Here come the drones...

Postby CATO » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:12 pm

DJI has release details of their FPV goggles.
https://youtu.be/fRco1y9w9Hw
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TRA 07459 L3

Impulse:
2018: 7,455 Ns (46% M)
Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M

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Re: Here come the drones...

Postby SpaceManMat » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:09 am

Very cool 8)
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Re: Here come the drones...

Postby NewtonsLaws » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:13 pm

That app sounded great but.... app not available yet!

https://www.casa.gov.au/media-release/n ... u-fly-safe

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has teamed up with specialist company, Drone Complier, to develop a smartphone, tablet and web-based app to help drone flyers fly safely and responsibly.

The app, called ‘Can I fly there?’ is due to be launched in May this year.

The app will allow those flying drones for fun, or under the new sub-2kg commercial category to enter a location where they are proposing to fly. It will then flag nearby ‘no-drone zones’ such as airports, helicopter landing areas and other restricted areas.

It will also flag ‘no-drone zones’ areas where emergency services such as firefighters are operating.
CASA’s Group Manager, Aviation, Graeme Crawford, said that the app would also educate Australia’s drone community on what rules to follow.
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