DJi Phantom has made the whole "flying with a camera" thing available to a huge crowd of idiots...

APM Copter at SCARFArduCopter, a fully-autonomous multicopter and heli UAV (Unmanned aerial vehicle) system. ArduCopter is an easy to set up and easy to fly platform for multirotors and helicopters. Its features go far beyond the basic manual control RC multicopters on the market today. Unlike RC-only multicopters, ArduCopter is complete UAV solution, offering both remote control and autonomous flight, including waypoints, mission planning and telemetry displayed on a powerful ground station. .

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Well it's that time again , I tried it in 2009 with Paparazzi ,I broke my laptop then and life decided to beat the proverbial sh@%t out of me and everything,  sport and hobby related became less important...2012 ...time to try again ..

First of , My native language is Afrikaans , so tense and spelling mistakes will be happening ...! or is that ...will happen ? ;-)

Okay , after weeks of reading , looking at prices , weighing pro's and cons I decided to go for ArduCopter , Relative cheap , big online support and I forked out the money for 3DRobotics 3DR Quad with all needed electronics ...

What will follow is YABL (Yet another build log) , well I did it for Paparazzi why not now again ?

My BumbleBee ST800 large HexaCopter


HighUP - Your Aerial Photography Solution
Jabram ArduFlyer Links and amazing tips !

Suppliers List And The Products They Offer

If I fly my Copter over your house , Am I trespassing ?


My Setup So Far ...

Software: •ArduCopter Firmware V3.0.1

Flight Controller: ArduPilot Mega 2.5 (APM 2.5)

Remote Control & Telemetry: 3DR Radio Telemetry Kit-433 MHz ; Radio Turnigy 9x

Batteries : Turnigy 6000Nano Tech LiPo 3S1P 30C

Power Syestem:

ArduCopter ESC 20 Amp (qty 4)

Motor AC2830-358, 850Kv (qty 4)

GEMFan SF Propeller Set  10X45 SFP Style (qty 2 Sets)

Power Distribution Board:

•Quadcopter Power Distribution Board with Deans Ultra Plug Connectors.

Air Frame:

ArduCopter 3DR-C Frame

•DVD Spindle case cover


GoPro Jdrones GimBall

Damping Camera Pivot Mount  ( Removed this , Did Not Like it )

Low Voltage Alarm / Checker

MB1200 XL-MaxSonar-EZ0 High Performance Ultrasonic Range Finder 

3DR Quad Sonar Mount

AttoPilot 90A Current Sensor  ( Blown it , now using 3DR's Power Module)

If you see yellow or red bars in the graph, it is showing that there might be problems with the GPS-signal and the use thereof ....KP- INDEX

  • The Current HighUP Running APM 3.1 RC8 and she is AWESOME ! Had her out last weekend in a windless day and WOW ! Just hangs there in loiter ! The best ever , I say ...
    Posted 17 Jan 2014, 02:49 by Evert Bez
  • New Video's HighUP got some new video's ...The better quality video's are on Vimeo ...Click Below ........Flying at the Farm  ( YouTube Video)Flying at SCARF ( YouTube Video)
    Posted 2 Jan 2014, 01:14 by Evert Bez
  • Carbon Fibre Propellers Carbon Fibre propellers was put on HighUP. , I don’t know if I want to or if its a fact , but copter feels more responsive AND I'm sure less ...
    Posted 2 Sep 2013, 03:08 by Evert Bez
  • Adding External LED Indicators to APM 2.5 "When you turn on the APM, you the LEDs will stay off until it is booted, then will flash the same as the on-board ones. When a GPS lock ...
    Posted 28 Aug 2013, 02:06 by Evert Bez
  • New Landing Gear So after the demise of the AlWare landing gear HighUP needed new legs ...SO MANY OPTIONS and some at such ridiculous prices ! EBAY ! , yes I could get it slightly for ...
    Posted 20 Aug 2013, 22:14 by Evert Bez
  • accX/Y/Z Values and 6 Mode Switch on 9X So , I crashed HighUP :-( ....  All because of the Rotary knob (grrr)  , Me not knowing where it was , thinking it was in Loiter , it was actually in Auto !!! thus it wanted ...
    Posted 29 Jul 2013, 03:05 by Evert Bez
  • Vibration Dampening Efforts So we all know this , " YOU HAVE TO ELIMINATE VIBRATION " in the new ArduCopter-3.0.1 software/firmware release . EDIT : To see results CLICK HEREBelow a few Pictures ...
    Posted 5 Aug 2013, 22:24 by Evert Bez
  • Y6 flown at the Hospital where Mandela is ... and by doing this you now putting our hobby squarely in the spot light in South Africa , you Mr. FC Hamman is a ass , what did you think would happen ...
    Posted 8 Jul 2013, 04:41 by Evert Bez
  • CellPhone Mounting on TX Radio I started using Droidplanner and Andropilot on my Cell Phone , a AWESOME Samsung Note II ... This is what I did with it to have it a glance away ...I got ...
    Posted 13 Jun 2013, 04:00 by Evert Bez
  • Hubsan X4 --- Hyper Cool ! Received mine Yesterday ... and this little thing is AWESOME ! ...well the flying part is ...the controller (TX) though ..grr..After inserting batteries in to the controller the only thing on ...
    Posted 17 Apr 2013, 03:48 by Evert Bez
  • Almost Trouble - Wrong Aircraft selection on Transmitter I have just flown my Edge 540 when I decided to take 3DR Arducopter (HighUP) for a test flight ..In the video you will see me looking and not understanding ...
    Posted 3 Apr 2013, 01:34 by Evert Bez
  • an Epic Struggle ...and Expensive .. I will do this post in bits .....So the APM browns out when I connect the two servo's from the JDrones Gimbal , Not a problem ..get a BEC (Battery ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2013, 01:59 by Evert Bez
  • Preparing for ArduCopter 2.9.2 All indications are that this would be the ArduCopter Software version to have , Following the 2.9.1 thread it is clear to me that there was a lot of ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2013, 00:51 by Evert Bez
  • FPV and MinimOSD This turned out to be quite a thing to do ...Mainly the MinimOSD that was the issue ....Got it on a sale from 3DR , can I just also quickly mentioned ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2013, 00:41 by Evert Bez
  • Turnigy 9X / FrSky Transmitter After almost three months waiting for FrSky modules to arrive from Aloft Hobbies HighUp is flying again. The DHT-U transmitter was soldered into the Turnigy 9X , I still got ...
    Posted 29 Jul 2013, 03:08 by Evert Bez
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