Contest idea: DIY time trial. Fastest GPS track wins

Gary Mortimer has a good idea: a DIY time trial contest, where you time your UAV flying autonomously over an agreed-upon course. You upload GPS track, time and, onboard video. Fastest time each month wins something cool that I'll donate (like a Funjet kit).

What kind of course would work best for this? For starters, how about this: a square, 400m on a side. Must complete three full circuits in fully autonomous mode. Carry an onboard GPS datalogger or datalog from your telemetry stream and upload the file (so people can see timestamps).

How does that sound?

(pic stolen from Gary's comment below)

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on July 31, 2009 at 8:08am
Yeah that should be enough evidence, camaraderie and fun are the requirements to my mind.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on August 1, 2009 at 12:32am
Wow its now the morning and the effects of strong cider have worn off, do I win a prize for high cheese content posting??


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