3D Robotics
If you didn't have enough robot thrills, spills and chills at the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition yesterday, or just want to fly your multcopter in a fun low-stress competition, join us today in for the DIY Drones "Multicopter Rodeo", nearly Boulder, CO. It's just like the Sparkfun competition, but for rotary wing UAVs, and open to all.
We're going to be meeting at 10:00 am on Sunday the 17th at this site, which is about 15 minutes from Sparkfun (Google Street View shown, along with adjacent archery range). Autonomous multicopters and helicopters of all types are welcome, and the competition will consist of timed completion of a course, with extra points for autonomous takeoff and landing within a marked area.
Prizes and refreshments will be provided, but mostly it's an opportunity to geek out with other aerial robotics fans and tune code for optimal performance. Low stress, high fun -- everyone welcome (and free!).
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  • 3D Robotics

    Alan, can you please post a KML screenshot of your run, with waypoints marked?

  • Wow that sounds like a great time, I can't wait to see some videos from the event :)

  • Developer

    Robert, we were all surprised to arrive there and to find a dozen cars already parked on the side of the road. 

    It was much better attended that I expected. 

    More than a dozen quads, a hexa, 2-3 octas, 6-7 Tradhelis (one huge heli too), 3-4 planes too. 

    Probably about 30-40 people through the day. It was a smashing success and I would be surprised if it is not repeated next year.

  • How many people made it out for this?

  • 3D Robotics

    Just downloaded my logs and my successful auto take off > waypoints (1,2,3,2,1) > auto landing was 2min 54sec

  • Distributor

    Picture? reports? where is Samantha? ;)

    or you guys are just too drunk after a nice day flying? hehehe

    Please post something for us!

  • Moderator

    I am so jealous every time I see such a large flat field totally unsurrounded by water... good luck to everyone!

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