This week I tested and mastered the auto takeoff feature on the APM I've installed on my Nova. It took a few tries and a cracked fuselage to get it, but once I got it performed very well; I set the flight mode to auto, I run down the field, and the motor kicks on without me telling it to, I throw it, and it takes off on it's own. Very cool.
Seems to be working well, am I doing it right?
Next week I'll be testing the auto land feature, which will be just as exciting.
Airplane: Scratch-built Nova, see http://www.MyGeekShow.com for plans and build instructions
Main Camera: iPhone 4s
Airplane Camera: FlyCamOne2
Weight: 32 oz
Thrust: 21 oz
Wing Area: 3.33 square feet
Wing Loading: 5.3 oz per sq ft
If you're interested in building the Nova, I've got free build instructions and plans on my website: http://www.MyGeekShow.com.