Quadcopter Ground Speed - 58 mph

Hi everyone!  As I've been flying my quadcopter, I was curious as to how fast it was going.  I used some velcro to attach my Garmin Nuvi to it and reset the trip odometer.  I clocked my quadcopter at 58 miles per hour.  So... I was wondering:

 

Has anyone else clocked your groundspeed in a multi-copter -- if so, what kind of speeds did you get?

 

Is it possible to read the ground speed from the logs?  I'm sure I could have gone faster had it not been for the extra weight of the Nuvi.

 

Thanks,

Dustin

 

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  • The ground speed is in the logs.  Make sure you have GPS logging enabled.   When you browse the log, look in the GPS row for Spd. -- You can graph this parameter and find the maximum speed attained during the flight.  The units are meters per second.

    Best I've done so far with my 3DR Hex is about 65 Km/h or 40 MPH.

  • you could get a decent approximation from two gps points...

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