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First test flight

May 13th, first test flight of both the Lego UAV and the stealth "minimum" UAV at Alameda Naval Air Station. Video coming soon.

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Subsytems tested:



--Flight stabilization: Worked. a little rocking, but nothing too serious

--Autopilot: Sort of worked. Rudder throw needs to be increased. Heading change induced expected counter force by stabalization, which increased rocking. As a result the turning was very gradual. That needs to… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on May 15, 2007 at 10:32pm — No Comments

GeoCrawler 4 (Picopilot off-the-shelf autopilot)

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Description: This UAV, which uses an off-the-shelf autopilot, is the reference platform against which we benchmark the more innovative (and cheaper) custom UAVs that are our main focus at DIY Drones.

The video system listed below, which streams realtime video via a 2.4 GhZ wireless…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 12, 2007 at 11:00pm — 6 Comments

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