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Performance design

Having now worked for a few years on the development of the Raptor drone series I thought I share some thoughts on the design process and impact this has on performance.

When initially started designing for this series of drones the priority matrix was reduced to a single design element... ie performance. By that I mean maximizing the aerodynamic efficiency of…

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Added by Duffy on July 18, 2018 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

World's first hydrogen pellet drone flight

A demanding project for the platform in delivering maximum efficiency, and after some lamination schedule and power setup optimizations the Raptor E1 by RaptorUAS delivered the first ever hydrogen pellet powered drone flight.…

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Added by Duffy on February 5, 2016 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

Big thanks to the Team!

Just wanted to say thanks to the developers bringing this product out. I love it.

 Today I felt lucky and went to the field for my second ever flight with ardupilot wired to a custom made fixed wing platform for some testing. Since the first flight I connected the pitot and the Xbee at 2.4 GHz for telemetry.

 I was feeling that lucky that decided to try the auto take off, On my previous only flight I only tried manual, circle mode and RTL which seemed to work…

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Added by Duffy on November 21, 2012 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

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