UAV Test Flight - Speed and Lift from David Anders on Vimeo.
Yesterday a group of us headed out for our regular Melbourne catch-up. This time I was out to test just how fast I could get my 3DR quad to move and then how much weight it could carry.
The aim was to get to 100 km/h and lift as much weight as possible.
Let's just say that it did unfortunately fall well short of the 100 km/h (by about a third), but my target was a very optimistic figure. (:
The lift capability though was somewhat surprising as you'll see in the video. The first lift test was also the first time I'd tried to lift a ~1.2 kg pendulum with my quad, so it's an interesting take off.
I was using my older SD camera because of its' zoom so apologies for the video quality - It's a little stretched vertically for some reason.
I have put a fair bit of detail in the video, but please let me know if you want to know anything further about the specs, weather or the day in general.
Hopefully you find the tests interesting.
Ahh, that's excellent - thanks for that MJ!
An aspirational video for you for mate.