I have a goal to fly the arducopter higher than the current tallest structure 829.8 metres and record the flight. I intend on doing this on a calm day but expect winds at high alt. I do not know what speed to expect. Has anyone brought you copter to a high alt of this value and any learnings i can take?
What I would suggest is put it in Loiter and do altitude tests, increasing by 100 meters each time to gauge your batteries. I have a perfect place to try this and might give it a shot. I'm already at 250 meters starting altitude but I'm near an airport so have to keep it safe.
BTW, is there an altitude record for multicopters? I know with a plane it's easier to get up high but I tend to shy away from taking my copter too high even though I don't have a range issue with my fpv gear.
The plan is a mission with one waypoint and rtl. I will certainly be doing some battery tests and enable low voltage rtl.
COol, keep us posted on the chute
I would love to see your results and actual weight of your quad.
I dont know if there is a record, i coulnt see much information. We have sent a weather balloon to space before.
HI monroe, i prefer to self propel this as an exercise to prove arducopter's capabilities
Yep, good idea. The thing to be wary of is that unlike a plane you need a lot more throttle at landing than you do descending. If you're doing a fast descent at the end you need to be sure to have enough juice left to pull out of it.