Italian Enthusiasm - Above the Clouds Drone


I want share with the community my last goal achieved with an old Multiplex Easycub , APM2, Arduplane 2.6.8, 3DR telemtry 900 mhz, Airspeed sensor and a still not working Attopilot 90A.
A great flight above the clouds after some unsuccessfull flights ( i have lost an easystar with gopro and APM2 still dont know why)
I still have to tune the Nav Roll P for better videos but i am sure you will like it.
Also if i never wrote on the forum it was very helpful for me and i am ready to share all my tests with other people who is starting with drones.

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  • Ok, one last thought occurred to me:

    This is an excellent video. I do not, however, advise flying through clouds! Under Visual Flight Rules (VFR), there is one major guideline: See and be seen! A small aircraft flying crashing into your drone is not something you want to happen. Not all aircraft are flying using instruments and most r/c aircraft aren't going to show up. A small prop aircraft flying slowly at or around 80-100 knots can come up upon you before the pilot can react. I'm not just droning on here. This is important. Just because you aren't in your r/c doesn't mean you aren't a pilot. Act like one--be responsible.


  • Marco -- Excellent video!

  • I'd also like to add know your weather conditions. Winds aloft can and will differ from winds on the ground. This is a major problem for even the largest aircraft!

  • As a military air traffic controller from 30 years ago, please allow me to add a little info to this discussion:

    MSL (Mean Sea Level) is not the same as AGL (Above Ground Level)--there is a huge difference. For example, Las Vegas, where I live is around 2200 feet MSL. What we're really discussing here is AGL. So if the cloud deck is 300 feet AGL here where I live, that translates to 2500 feet MSL.

    AGL is important for obstacle clearance when flying over cities, mountains, etc. MSL becomes important when you're flying considerably above the highest terrain on any given spot on the globe or for altimeter settings at local airports and for providing oxygen to passengers. (which is why 10,000 feet MSL is a magic number)

    While it is true that the FAA does not govern airspace over countries other than the U.S., these are guidelines used worldwide. (my first duty was in Japan) My advice is to know where you're flying! The approach and departure plates for just about any airport that has a control tower are widely available on the internet. These are important so you understand the standard routes into and out of airports in your area. *Know your area*! There is a ton of helicopter traffic here flying tours around the city and back and forth to the Grand Canyon. This is something I have to keep in mind once I do get started in this wonderful hobby.

    I hope this helps.


  • Loved the flight and your choice of music Marco....I learnt something new....above the clouds its always a blue sky!

  • In my neighborhood at this time of year, that could easily be below 400 feet :(

  • Well this is wonderful.  I sure wish the FAA would let us enjoy some of this flying in some areas around the US.  I sure hope and dream someday we can.  Great video.

  • @Fabio

    Grazie , ho letto.

    Chiariscimi solo per favore visto che si parla di Bozza. Voli come questo sono gia regolamentati e quindi fuorilegge o non ancora ?

  • @Rolf M

    find here the version for Mobile without limitiation but still in HD

  • Leggi qui .....e medita!!!!


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