We live broadcasted our flights (more than 20) through Google Earth all night. Went to bed, we will fly again tomorrow evening if weather and air traffic control permits...

http://uav-flight.de/var/FUN8/FollowMe.kml

and some info during the flights in the Paparazzi IRC

http://embed.mibbit.com/?server=irc.freenode.net&channel=%23pap...

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Comment by Paul Marsh on March 31, 2009 at 4:10pm
I'm not sure if I'm seeing this live or not, put it's pretty neat to watch.
Comment by Martin Mueller on March 31, 2009 at 4:11pm
it is live...I promise, -18.1°C at 1047m now
Comment by Paul Marsh on March 31, 2009 at 4:16pm
Very cool! The time stamp on the post made me wonder.
Comment by Martin Mueller on March 31, 2009 at 4:25pm
wow, two 1500m climbs with one battery
Comment by Paul Marsh on March 31, 2009 at 4:28pm
I noticed that "two climb" myself. I was watching for the landing, then up she went.

Can you explain some of the symbology?

S1
S2
The wide red ring outside the flight area.
The green ring.
Etc.

Thanks.
Comment by Paul Marsh on March 31, 2009 at 4:31pm
Decisions, decisions. Watch a live UAV in the Artic, or watch American Idol with my wife? I'm seriously conflicted.
Comment by Martin Mueller on March 31, 2009 at 4:32pm
S1 and S2 are edges for a survey that is not flown now, the red ring is the home zone that makes the aircraft come "home" if it crosses it (and kill the engine if it crosses 1.5x the home distance) the green ring is the planned flight path - a circle right now, there are other points fore take off (START), man over board circles (MOB), lines (1, 2) and automatic landing (AF, BASELEG)
Comment by Paul Marsh on March 31, 2009 at 4:34pm
Thanks for that. Uh oh, the wife is calling. I'll be back at commercials!
Comment by Reto on March 31, 2009 at 4:34pm
This is just great to imagine you're out there at minus 20 celsius flying a funjet somehow in the middle of nowhere (for us)! Cool project you have, and a nice way to show that a "simple" foamy UAV is the right tool for many even extreme situations. Hope you land safe in soft snow! Warm greetings from Switzerland, by the way.
Comment by Paul Marsh on March 31, 2009 at 4:39pm
That was awesome. Thanks for posting this. I will check back later.

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