We are still out on Spitsbergen flying Paparazzi. Finally the camera worked for one flight. Went up to 1500m and down in glider mode. Usually we fly slower downwards...but to have it more interesting we kicked it a little more. See the video at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1k_TLcQ2ic

and the corresponding Google Earth file at

http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki_images/09_03_29_17_39_11_55.kml

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Comment by Matt Fisher on March 30, 2009 at 6:15am
Damn now that is some nice decending :) -The blacked out sun looks very cool. Congrats on the flight.
Comment by Paul Marsh on March 30, 2009 at 6:30am
Very cool, especially seeing the flight path on Google Earth. I took the liberty of making the links hot.

Video

Google Earth File

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Comment by Sami Finnila on March 30, 2009 at 7:48am
Oh well... Gonna have to buy a Paparazzi the second I have enough money.. :) It's just that it's on Linux and the autopilot seems to perform so well in flight.
Comment by tycinis on March 30, 2009 at 4:40pm
What the total cost of your on board Paparazi auto pilot ?

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Comment by Rory Paul on March 30, 2009 at 4:46pm
No problem with the ESC overheating ;)
Comment by Michael Evans on March 30, 2009 at 9:54pm
Tycinis,

http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/Get_Hardware
Comment by Jack Crossfire on March 30, 2009 at 10:55pm
Would never fly in U Know Where. At 1000m, it would get shot down by an F-16 & the operator fined billions of dollars for causing home depreciation in the underlying neighborhoods.
Comment by tycinis on March 31, 2009 at 2:14am
Michael Evans : thank , its very expensive :(
Comment by SpikeUK on March 31, 2009 at 5:31am
Damn fine video Martin! Could you please tell me what video gear you are using?
Spike
Comment by Martin Mueller on April 13, 2009 at 1:04am
It is a FlyCamOne2

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