this is a flight done with the Proxima II, using a UAVDevBoard v4 for autopilot assisted thermal exploitation.
Telemetry on screen is done with DashWare. I had to create a profile for UDB to use the telemetry file with that program and had to adapt a few gauges also. The profile is attached, in the case someone needs it.
Plane was flown around sometime to catch a good thermal and put then in autonomous flight. Just a loiter programmed with LOGO. At the top the thermal was so strong that it was a little bit hard to bring the glider down without destroying it in flight.
In a previous thermal I had to reposition the plane to center the thermal again. That simply requires to come off from autonomous mode, reposition and switch autonomous mode again.
Nice to watch GPS speed vs. airspeed as well as pitch.
Additional hardware: ChannelWizard
On screen instruments provided by DashWare.
Instruments from left are:
- GPS speed (SOG)
- IMU computed airspeed
- GPS satellites number
- autopilot mode (110 stabilized, 111 autonomous)
- GPS computed acceleration
- IMU pitch
- vertical wind speed
- altitude from start point
- altitude above sea