10k autonomous flight - telemetry guided flight, and other APM tests!


Used the APM, Raptor and 900mhz 100mw 3DR telemetry to enjoy an awesome autonomous flight. I tested waypoints, guided mode, changed altitude and other awesome telem/mission planner features. Can't wait for more! Great job DIYD...


Raptor Details: http://www.mygeekshow.com/theairplanes/Raptor.html
USA Trip Details: http://www.mygeekshow.com/usatrip/

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Comment by Trent at MyGeekShow on June 15, 2013 at 9:04am

I should also add that it did 10.5k in 12.6min using 1.36Ah with an average speed of 49.8k/mh, consuming 131mah/km. Not bad! Faster and further is next, with a real 10k mission (not just looping around).

Comment by Gary Mortimer on June 15, 2013 at 9:23am

Well done Trent, very pleased to see another post from you!

Comment by John Githens on June 15, 2013 at 9:34am

Yes, so well done that I included a link on this page, as an example of a civilian UAS.

Comment by Trent at MyGeekShow on June 15, 2013 at 9:41am
Gary: Thanks! It's great to be back!
John: Thank you! What an honor. That's a great website, I'll have to spend some time exploring it!

Comment by Morli on June 15, 2013 at 11:08am

Trent , that is good build episodes , I am watching it again. your video inspired me to explore and probably make my own flying wing soon.  Have to figure out the source for glue you used. Good video blog too. keep it up. cheers

Comment by Trent at MyGeekShow on June 15, 2013 at 12:53pm

Moril: Thanks! I wouldn't worry too much about the glue, any glue that doesn't eat the foam should be just fine as the wing spar does most the structural support on the Raptor.

Comment by Gerard Toonstra on June 15, 2013 at 4:54pm

@Morli: One type of glue that works really great is gorilla glue, which requires water to activate and foams through the structure increasing the bond. If you clean the excess after 10 mins you don't need to cut it off. GOOP glue for me is a close second. CA isn't that good for glueing structures of heavier planes, it tends to get brittle over time and requires smoother surfaces, so I only use that for glueing the attachments like winglets and other light stuff.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on June 15, 2013 at 10:55pm

Great Work Trent!  I've always been a fan of your work since the beginning :) I shared this blog with all our Twitter and Facebook followers!

Comment by Ty on June 16, 2013 at 7:18am

I really like the Air Time and Traveled distance display, but I don't have that in my Mission Planner. How can I add something like that?

Comment by Alex on June 16, 2013 at 8:04am

Love the enthusiasm. Keep up the good work. 


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