My son and I have been working on this UAV for year. We started by designing a foam model and then glide tested it, then started adding to it, servos, power plant, APM 2.5, GPS, rudder yaw damper system. It's been a work in progress. The plane is a twin boom pusher we settled on this configuration because it seemed functional, looking around this site it looks as though we are not the only ones who came to this conclusion.
After what's been a year of development we now have a UAV that will autonomously fly nearly any flight path we give it. We have figured out auto takeoff, and it auto lands also. The auto landings are a bit firm because of my fear that setting a final waypoint to low may cause a CTAF situation. So I land firmly, I have some video of the last few auto landings here. https://www.dropbox.com/s/dtg6h1v3a20v8ty/Untitled.avi?dl=0 I'm not sure if anyone has a more experience with putting altitudes at the final waypoint such as 1 or 2m and been successful, if so I'd like to hear about it.
So we know have this aircraft that can fly a mission, be rerouted by the GCS during mission, take off, and land itself... The goal was to build this "thing" now that we have completed the goal, what can we do with it?
thanks for looking :-)