During a 4 weeks mission to Peru we have done several UAV flights for mapping purposes. These included flights at high altitude over the Andes. The highest one was over the scenic “Bosque de Piedras”, at 4500m altitude, where we have mapped a 1km2 area in a matrix flight pattern.
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These flights fit within a Belgian - Peruvian cooperation (KU Leuven – UNALM) to study and improve agricultural production in coastal, Andes and Amazon areas of the country. Special thanks to all the developers here at diydrones, dedicated to make Arduplane rock-solid and performing well under difficult conditions. During the 30+ autopilot missions, Arduplane never failed and we managed to finish the project with one X8 frame, despite the harsh conditions (rainy season, high altitude, challenging landing spots..). Below a road-movie from the Andes part of the trip: