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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

Tags: My Geek Show, MyGeekShow

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

Tags: Built, Scratch, Fan Fold Foam, Bluecore

 

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Cala commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Have the best of luck on flight; great idea :)  "
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Scott Fuller commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post Follow Me Test! Success!
"Just as a FYI - I picked up the same GPS dongle as Trent since I was lazy and the dongle was cheap. Make sure you grab the SiRF tools to configure the GPS. I had to configure the GPS for NMEA @4800 baud. GPSd in Linux likes to throw it into SiRF…"
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Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Added 6 more perk options! Now you can "loan" me some of the needed components! You donate it and I'll buy it, use it (maybe, a lot of them are back up parts) and then I'll mail it to you when the trip is over.  Also…"
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Ian Ferrell commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"   One obvious option is to have a special edition raptor 140 kit....  Maybe add a 'I helped fund Trent's trip' sticker or something.   Maybe have 'Go flying with Trent Day'  for some of us who…"
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Mark commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Sell the Raptor after the flight! Plus you can offer back-up Raptor(s) after the trip concludes. Mobile home ads offer looks promising as well (that is if you want to attract the attention on the road). Make your USA trip page a bit more descriptive…"
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Philippe Petit commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Make a advertisment area on your mobile home which you rent for the USA trip. A lot of space for a lot of adds."
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Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Gary: Right. Agreed. Suggestions for perks in that $ range?"
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Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Monroe: Thank you for the huge compliment! I'll reach out to you here shortly! Mark: The best way is to email me: trent@mygeekshow.com Philippe: I've noticed that as well. I wanted to leave it for 24 hours to see how it shook out, and it…"
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Gary Mortimer commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"What Philippe said"
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Philippe Petit commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Hey Trent, just and observation: Only 650$ of your medium priced backings are still available (in the range of 50$-250$). Therefore if these are sold, then you still would have to collect just short of 4000$ with the 5-40$ backings, (or in other…"
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Mark commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Hey Trent! How do I get in-touch with you? Cheers, Mark "
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Monroe Lee King Jr. commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"This is the kind of project that really, really needs our support! This is what we should be all about helping projects like this. This is so awesome for the sport. Trent if you need anything and I have it material or knowledge just drop me an…"
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Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Thank you Jake for your support!"
Wednesday
Jake Barritt commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"25 bucks added. Good luck to you guys!"
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Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Euan: Ha ha! I am immortal!  Hugues: Crap. Secret is out. Men in Black style... I LOVED the "and he just makes us believe he fooled around with some horrid plane design for a while and that it took that many years to find out a…"
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Toby Mills commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"just a horrible thought.... but if you accept money (in the form of donations) does that make this a commercial operation and could you open yourself up to a nasty visit from the FAA? I don't know what the rules and definition of…"
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MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 7:30pm 28 Comments

It is time! With three years of research behind us and less than two months left before the first flight on June 16th, it is time to gather all the equipment, reservations and team members together to make the USA trip!!

See all the details here:…

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Emergency Auto Landing - APM saves sUAV

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 6:19am 38 Comments

Mayday! Mayday! I tested the FPV system on the Raptor140B, with nearly disastrous results. Luckily, the APM was onboard to save the day!



I added the 400mw 1.3Ghz FPV transmitter to the 140B, and took it for a test flight. Right after take off I had significant control issues,…

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Follow Me Test! Success!

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 4:54am 11 Comments

ArduPlane, APM2.6 and Mission Planner come together to make an awesome feature called "Follow Me" where the ground station sends the airplane it's GPS location and the airplane will go to that location, even follow it as it moves!

I tested it today and it performed…

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Long Range Telemetry Testing

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:28am 38 Comments

RFD900 Telemetry: http://store.jdrones.com/jD_RD900_Telemetry_Bindle_p/rf900set01.htm



During the USA trip I'll need extra telemetry…

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Comment Wall (5 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.

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