ArduCopter in the Kalahari

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Some onboard video taken from my quadcopter in the Kalahari desert, South Africa, bordering the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Sorry not GoPro quality and there's no sound.

Separate Mediatek GPS's on both ArduPilot Mega and the Remzibi OSD. A Hobbyking 420 TVL camera provides the video sent back to the ground via a BOB Fox 700 1.2GHz transmitter. Radio is a Hitec Aurora 9.

Some FPV videos to follow when I get to edit them.

Software is v2.3, with PID's fairly high.

And yes, that is a "kalahari-ferrari" in the beginning

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  • Moderator

    Thanks Jon, I'll be going back there in Feb next year so hopefully will get some HD footage. The pointing of the quad is just habit from flying heli's where they need to be pointed in the right direction most of the time :)

  • Nice flying. Thant would have been really nice to see in HD...
    I really like the OSD arrow pointing to home. :-)

    You seemed to have a good grasp of where the quad is pointed. Just a good eye or?

  • Moderator

    This was line of sight, I flew FPV after this. Video is sent live to VRx > USB Tv Card > Laptop for recording.

    I am back, had a few flights this morning in Northcliff.

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