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AutoPilot Glider(no motor) Released at 5000 Feet 2 miles from landing location...

Started this discussion. Last reply by MV Reddy Sep 6, 2013. 7 Replies

AutoPilot Glider(no motor) Released at 5000 Feet 2 miles from landing location...How would you setup the glider to land at this location such that it maximizes it's glide slope?This is the glider…Continue

 

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MV Reddy replied to Darren Orange's discussion AutoPilot Glider(no motor) Released at 5000 Feet 2 miles from landing location...
"Hi Larry and Darren, Any updates on deploying APM 2.5 in motor-less gliders? Regards Vik"
Sep 6, 2013
Darren Orange replied to Darren Orange's discussion AutoPilot Glider(no motor) Released at 5000 Feet 2 miles from landing location...
"Hey Larry, Want to just send up a unit we can track on a test bed and see what it does via the log?  We don't have to have a plane to test the electronics I'll add my GPS tracker and we will know where it lands…"
Nov 30, 2012
Larry Grater replied to Darren Orange's discussion AutoPilot Glider(no motor) Released at 5000 Feet 2 miles from landing location...
"There are several pretty good discussions on the v2.67 thread that are relevant.  One part discusses airspeed control and that the code isn't really flexible enough now to handle gliders.  My observation here is that there's a…"
Nov 30, 2012
Darren Orange replied to Darren Orange's discussion AutoPilot Glider(no motor) Released at 5000 Feet 2 miles from landing location...
"The real goal is to drop the glider from 100,000 feet from a range of almost 100 miles to return to launch site."
Nov 30, 2012
Bradley J Carr replied to Darren Orange's discussion AutoPilot Glider(no motor) Released at 5000 Feet 2 miles from landing location...
"I have also wondered this. How the APM would react if its not getting to were it needs to be. But by controlling the decent rate of the airplane and controlling the airspeed. I wonder what would actually happen. I have a airplane that is chomping at…"
Nov 30, 2012
Darren Orange replied to Darren Orange's discussion AutoPilot Glider(no motor) Released at 5000 Feet 2 miles from landing location...
"Do you need to tell the APM there is no motor?"
Nov 30, 2012
Tim McPherson replied to Darren Orange's discussion AutoPilot Glider(no motor) Released at 5000 Feet 2 miles from landing location...
"Hi, With that floater and the 2 to 1 glide ratio, I'd say that the APM will fly slow and straight to the destination. A not so windy day will help."
Nov 30, 2012
Darren Orange replied to Graham Dyer's discussion Automated Parachute Drop / Camera Trigger?
"Do you know where on here I could get good information about programming and setting up an autopilot for a glider that is unpowered?"
Nov 30, 2012
Darren Orange replied to Graham Dyer's discussion Automated Parachute Drop / Camera Trigger?
"So If I am going to read at 100,000 feet activate the servo I would need the uBlox 6?"
Nov 30, 2012
Darren Orange replied to Graham Dyer's discussion Automated Parachute Drop / Camera Trigger?
"Perfect.  thanks Graham!  How high can the GPS work?"
Nov 29, 2012
Darren Orange replied to Graham Dyer's discussion Automated Parachute Drop / Camera Trigger?
"Any thoughts on having something lifted off the ground not under its own power having it release itself once it hits a certain height?"
Nov 29, 2012
Darren Orange replied to Graham Dyer's discussion Automated Parachute Drop / Camera Trigger?
"I need this feature.  What about a glider?  Do you guys think that a glider could be lifted off the ground and the glider could release itself once it hit the required altitude, regardless of speed or location? "
Nov 29, 2012
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AutoPilot Glider(no motor) Released at 5000 Feet 2 miles from landing location...

AutoPilot Glider(no motor) Released at 5000 Feet 2 miles from landing location...How would you setup the glider to land at this location such that it maximizes it's glide slope?This is the glider that is planned to be usedhttp://www.carlgoldbergproducts.com/airplanes/gpma1959.htmlSee More
Nov 29, 2012
Darren Orange replied to Fête Mobile's discussion ArduPlane RTL Descends Height-first Instead of Distance-first
"This is a very good question.  So the autopilot could cause it to not make it back to the desired location for landing?  I don't know but is there a setting to disable logic for powered flight?  Perhaps it thinks it has power…"
Nov 29, 2012

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