MyGeekShow Streaming Live Marathon (42km) Cross Country Attempt

 

EDIT: Complete Video has been Posted Here: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/autonomous-52km-32mi-cross-coun...

 

Tomorrow morning (7:00CST/13:00GMT) I'm going to attempt a marathon flight from north Arkansas into Missouri (see flight path below) with my Raptor140, and will be streaming it live on ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mygeekshow

 

To get ahead of the safety questions, I will be maintaining <120m AGL, and will maintain LOS during the flight. The flight is also far from populated areas and airports. I'm attempting this flight with the exact airplane/equipment configuration that has flown over 400km of flawless flights, including four 42km+ flights. Finally, I've identified eight rally points and pre-target landing locations in case I need to end the flight early.

 

Wish us luck!

 

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Comment by Morli on December 31, 2013 at 9:43am

Best of Luck. :)

Update us with the post flight videos too.

Comment by Trent at MyGeekShow on December 31, 2013 at 9:51am

Thanks Morli! I'm very confident all will go well.

It will be made into an episode, airing on Saturday (episode 138). I'll post it here! 


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on December 31, 2013 at 9:59am

Aha that's a cool idea I shall watch with interest.

Comment by Trent at MyGeekShow on December 31, 2013 at 10:07am

Its going to be fun! I'll have to focus on flying of course, so the video/stream may not be the best quality, but its good practice for the USA trip!

Comment by Dez Socks on December 31, 2013 at 10:43am

Cant wait and best of luck!

Comment by Crashpilot1000 on December 31, 2013 at 11:46am

Looking forward to it! Don't drink too much tonight.....

Comment by Trent at MyGeekShow on December 31, 2013 at 11:58am

Dez: Thank you! Its going to be both scary and awesome at the same time.

Crashpilot: Ha! For sure...

Comment by Rana on December 31, 2013 at 12:04pm

Wish you all the best !

Comment by Chuck on December 31, 2013 at 1:10pm

Really great seeing someone doing this responsibly, good luck and I will be watching!  Could you make sure you give us an overview on ep 138 about your setup on the vehicle? Unless you have done that previously and I missed it :x

Comment by Trent at MyGeekShow on December 31, 2013 at 1:21pm

Rana: Thank you!

Chuck: I did a little on E137, and I'll do a little for E138... I don't want to go too deep during an episode as its not what the episodes are designed for (they are more "showish" rather than teaching/sharing. I plan on doing a full set up walkthrough as a separate video though, maybe next week? Anything you'd like me to focus on? Thank you for your support!

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