What's going on here? This is a "Virtual Venice UAV race". It's based on the DIYDrones T3 figure of 8 competition.

The screncast's purpose is to show how pilots can potentially fly their planes in different parts of the world, and then have their geo position and time base altered so that they end up racing side by side in Google Earth.

My spoken commentary is complete fiction. I just wanted to create the human emotions that a race meet, can engender. (I actually flew the same planes somewhere near Reading in the UK on two different days).

Now, using the latest flight analyzer, any group of MatrixPilot's can have a race together, although they may actually be on opposite sides of the world. In the future, all MAVLink compatible UAVs shoud be able to do this as well. (Someone still has to develop the software).

 

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Comment by Anish on November 17, 2011 at 3:39am
Congrats Pete, it's definitely impressive. We could have more virtual races then ;)

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Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on November 17, 2011 at 5:47am
Haha, that was pretty good.
Comment by patrice.rance on November 17, 2011 at 7:20am

hey hey really cool race ;) it makes me smile :)

Comment by YureZzZ on November 17, 2011 at 8:12am

Hehe really cool =)


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Comment by Ryan Beall on November 17, 2011 at 1:17pm

Thanks Pete! Loved the free entertainment! Keep up the great work!

Comment by SheehyFD on November 17, 2011 at 6:04pm

That made for a very thrilling blog. I enjoyed every moment!

Comment by Sky Monkey on November 17, 2011 at 10:21pm

As all the others have said   - Bravo!

 

The only surprise here is that there have not been 100 more comments!

Comment by Rz_Ten1 on November 18, 2011 at 12:20am

Nice voiceover!  Very entertaining.  :)

 

Comment by Rigel on November 18, 2011 at 12:53am

Pretty soon we'll have our own equivalent of the Reno Air Races...all we need is to create the models for Google earth's flight sim ;o)

Comment by Rigel on November 18, 2011 at 12:55am

Heck...forget Reno, let's aim for Red Bull style air races!  :oO

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