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Getting started in FPV/Drone: MyGeekShow

Started this discussion. Last reply by UnmannedTechShop.co.uk Nov 18, 2011. 3 Replies

Hey guys! So 2012 is going to be MyGeekShow’s year of “Technology Aided Flight” where I’ll focus on going from just flying around the field, to full FPV and waypoint supported autopilot. I’m doing…Continue

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Is this a good FPV set up?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Brooks Jul 5, 2011. 2 Replies

This is what I'm thinking for my first FPV set up... anything that sticks out to you as good/bad? Airplane Tx: Turnigy 9x…Continue

Tags: My Geek Show, MyGeekShow, FPV

Model Airplane to Fly Across The United States!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trent at MyGeekShow May 14, 2011. 8 Replies

I've decided its time to get serious. I've announced my new 5 year project: To fly an RC airplane 3,000 miles to cross the United States.Most of the flight will be FPV style, but 90% of the trip will…Continue

Bluecor Fan Fold Foam and Hot Glue: Good Building Materials?

Started Apr 9, 2011 0 Replies

I did an episode on the strength/properties/durability/etc. of Bluecor Fan Fold Foam and Hot Glue to test their ability to be good building materials for some future drone airplane I'll be building.…Continue

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Bill Piedra commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post USA Trip - Day 5 - The End
"Excellent Job, my congratulations to you.   Remember what Edison said when he was inventing the light bulb.  He never failed, he just found 9,999 ways that didn't work.  "
Dec 11
Jake Stew commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post USA Trip - Day 5 - The End
"Thanks for sharing your adventures!  However, I'd suggest going on a few road trips and mastering that first before adding in the challenge of drone flight.  Your planning and timetables were unrealistic."
Dec 8
Rana commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post USA Trip - Day 5 - The End
"Soren, I am aware of the altitude deduction maintained in MP. I have test flew Arduplane 3.1.1 on Skywalker several time and set altitude relative, Also did fly to here several several times but not observed and issue. Following are…"
Dec 8
John Githens commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post USA Trip - Day 5 - The End
"@Søren Kuula, Rana,   Here.is a related DIYD discussion about "____ Altitude" and Mission Planner settings. "
Dec 8
Søren Kuula commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post USA Trip - Day 5 - The End
"Rana, have you seen the implementation of how the automatic altitude deduction is made? It is (in my opinion and experience anyway) too complicated, too error prone and too confusing. Among other things, APM keeps a variable of the home altitude, MP…"
Dec 8
Gary McCray commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post USA Trip - Day 5 - The End
"Each time a bit further, eventually you'll make it. Seems like the first time while they were trying to do this in manned airplanes. They had a lot of problems too. Of course they didn't have the FAA hounding them at every turn yet. Hang…"
Dec 6
Cala commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post USA Trip - Day 5 - The End
"Thank's Trent to share your adventure; crashes, we know, are part of this wonderfull hobby, one day you are worry but the second day you are trying again, it's like a bad habit; i'm shure, in a few years I meet you flying here ;) ;…"
Dec 6
Rana commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post USA Trip - Day 5 - The End
"Hi Soren Kuula, when you select relative altitude then mission planner automatically takes care by deducting the absolute altitude value from the home altitude. So it hardly matters whether you set altitude relative or absolute. Suppose if you are…"
Dec 6
Rana commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post USA Trip - Day 5 - The End
"Hi Trent !, all such things keep on happening in hobby, just gear up with refined planning like having atleast two frame and well tested released version of the firmware for the Arduplane. On seeing some of the takeoff's I guess you are taking…"
Dec 6
John Githens commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post USA Trip - Day 5 - The End
"Trent,  links to your recent blog posts are collected together on DroneSpeak's 'Maker stories, reports, logs' page, under the 'Other' category. This page has been recently organized for improved searching by category."
Dec 6
Harry commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post USA Trip - Day 5 - The End
"The gremlin in the loop was serious that time.  The analysis ought to be very interesting."
Dec 6
Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post USA Trip - Day 5 - The End
"@Søren Kuula: Good tip! I'll add that to my lessons learned! If you watch today's video (video 6, lessons learned), look out for it, that's your suggestion!! : )"
Dec 6
Søren Kuula commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post USA Trip - Day 5 - The End
"Love your initiative :) - But do always use absolute altitude, unless you just fly a small copter in small circles. I learned it the hard way too, in Swiss mtns."
Dec 6
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Dec 5
Rana commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post USA Trip - Day 4 - The Longest Day
"Hey Trent, it was an amazing video, I watched it several time and enjoyed each and every second of the entire video. Hats off to you and hats off to the dad for his incredible support to you. Was it your own customized vehicle or you hired it ? Did…"
Dec 5
Gary McCray commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post USA Trip - Day 4 - The Longest Day
"Trent - Lindbergh, Earheart, Wrong Way Corrigan, Smoky and the Bandit - Go for it. Great stuff. Incredible and audacious undertaking. Best of Luck, Gary"
Dec 5

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USA Trip - Day 5 - The End

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 9:17pm 14 Comments





The final crashes that led the end of the USA trip. We gave it our best shot, but in the end, had to end the trip to ensure the safety of those around us.

Follow the trip and learn more on: http://mygeekshow.com/usatrip/

Thank you to Applied Aeronautics for supporting today's video:…

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USA Trip - Day 4 - The Longest Day

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 10:13pm 7 Comments





Today we covered the most ground during the USA trip, over 300km (186mi)! We encountered and overcame so many challenges. These problems started to wear down our confidence and reduce our spare supplies.

Follow the trip and learn more on: http://mygeekshow.com/usatrip/

Thank you to Spotifly for supporting…

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USA Trip - Day 3 - First Flight!

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 7:42pm 8 Comments





Today we successfully conducted our first USA trip flight! We overcame many challenges and experienced new ones that held us up for the day.

Follow the trip and learn more on: http://mygeekshow.com/usatrip/

Thank you to Event38 for supporting today's video:…

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USA Trip - Day 2 - Setting Up

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 8:00pm 3 Comments



Today we set up the ground station, repaired and prepared the airplanes, conducted a flight test, and traveled to our launch location in Ventura, CA.

Follow the trip and learn more on: http://mygeekshow.com/usatrip/

Thank you to D.L. Engineering for supporting today's video:…

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Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 12:37pm on September 11, 2011,
Moderator
Brian
said…

Trent, check this post/project out.  I think it's right in line with your goal.

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/thermopilot-project-a-thermal-hunter-glider-drone?id=705844%3ABlogPost%3A619448&page=2#comments

Regards - Brian

At 1:21pm on March 10, 2012, Stan Virgint said…

You have a cool channel I want to build a flying as well with center fuse for little more room

what are you using for your hot wire power supply?

Thanks Stan

At 10:47am on September 1, 2012, Earl said…
Put a voltage and current sensor on the telemetry! Use as a gas guage.
Looking good. Getting ready to drop X8 from balloon and control with joystick. I use 433mhz radios. Much longer range.
Earl
At 10:35am on July 24, 2013, roger gravel said…

thanks to take the time to explained how apm work you are a very generous person 

and your geek show is very proffessional 

At 4:52am on December 12, 2013,
MR60
Forrest Frantz
said…

Outstanding Trent. UAV across the US has a pioneer ring to it. Great.

Yes, the Li-Io will serve you well.  Nearly 50% more duration.

If you can afford it, buy a battery welder when you make yours or I think I saw someone on e-bay that will do the welding for you.  Panasonic does make the best one.  You can solder, but I'm not good enough to trust my skill.  There is a vent that might release if it gets too hot.  

Please keep me in touch with your build.  lt sounds exciting.

At 3:42pm on May 6, 2014, Scott Penrose said…

Hi Trent. Sorry to bug you here. Sent you a few emails re: Trip and Radios - can you check your spam please. Scott.

At 4:35pm on May 8, 2014, Swift said…

Good luck Trent! I wish you the best for the Adventure! thanks for your time to educate us with APM and other stuff. :)

At 3:51am on July 14, 2014, Dave Smith said…

I was thinking about your altitude change problems along the flight, and I have often wondered how you would set up for an auto-land at a lower altitude. Have you ever tried the "absolute(?)" check box? I believe you put in meters above sea level instead. I will try it out and let you know what I find.

I am also working on a very simple parachute mechanism that you might want to try out to soften your landings when the terrain gets rough.

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