After yesterdays transmitter failure, we flew the SkyWalker again today with Jacks Spektrum transmitter. This time everything went very well, and we successfully flew a search pattern over the CMAC field.
The flight we did was:
- takeoff in fly-by-wire-A mode
- switched to GPS loiter, worked well
- switched to full auto, and flew a "mow the lawn" 18…
I finished my SkyWalker build last night, and went out to CMAC to take it for its first flight. All the ground tests looked good (including the new 'system check' in mavproxy) so we took it for the first flight. About 60 meters into the flight I heard "MODE STABILIZE"…Continue
This video shows the result of modifying a T41 Thinkpad to give a full colour sunlight readable display:
Full credit for both the idea and the modification should go to Nic Schraudolph from the Canberra MakeHackVoid group. I just supplied the old thinkpad to modify when Nic suggested that…Continue