Graphite 2E onboard GoPro3 footage - next Ardu Pilot

Finally put my Graphite 2E together. Installed GoPro3 Black.

My next step would be installing Ardu Pilot (Graphite has plenty of space to do it).

I never used Ardu Pilot so I am open for any input whatsoever as far as programming etc.

YouTube Video

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Comment by Rick Eis on January 12, 2013 at 3:15pm

Nice and smooth :)   


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Comment by Richard Boyhan on January 12, 2013 at 4:06pm

Really cool video, thanks for sharing.


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Comment by leonardthall on January 12, 2013 at 5:30pm

Beautiful! This is something I want do to some day, but I was thinking an electric supra (home built). So it will take a while. I love the high performance gliders and would love to do automated thermal hunting ect.

Comment by Emery c. Chandler on January 12, 2013 at 8:50pm

very good, nice aircraft for this job, very smart.  nothing like gliding on cool days, smoothest fly. 

Comment by Matthew Coleman on January 12, 2013 at 10:42pm

I have a graphite 2E with UDB.  Installation is with canopy on so there is very minimal space.  Both UDB and Rx are mounted behind the wing.  It is an honest PITA to install.

I also have a UDB installed on a thermik XXL 5m which gives a little more space but not much more. 

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on January 13, 2013 at 6:40am

That thing is a rocket!  It can climb almost vertical?!  So nice and smooth too!

Comment by Philippe Petit on January 13, 2013 at 8:41am

very smooth flying!

Comment by Rick Eis on January 13, 2013 at 10:35am

Mark,

This does indeed look very interesting :)  A real nice project !  Kind of what got me into the hobby almost 29 years ago :)  The technology has advanced so much !!

Is this the plane we are talking about http://www.hyperflight.co.uk/products.asp?code=GRAPHITE-2E&name...

Thanks for sharing.

Rick

Comment by Rick Eis on January 13, 2013 at 11:06am

Mark,

You are giving me some wild ideas - I used to take my gliders so high many times I would loose site - scared the daylights out of me, many times.    But today....with a little bigger glider  :) ..... a light little camera and First Person View .........  hmmm.........

Rick

Comment by criro1999 on January 13, 2013 at 1:50pm

very nice flight. I noticed you put the camera side with fuselage, this gives you less drag and longer flight.

did you thing to put a small mirror in front of camera oriented as 30-45 deg to see right in the front? even you can pan (move horizontal) the mirror with a small servo. just an idea...

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