After flying 15 missions and traveling over 150km to establish the APM's reliability, I completed this final test of key failsafe and telemetry control functionality.
Specifically, I proved the APM and Raptor's ability to:
1. Conduct an unlimited loiter at the end of a mission
2. Changing altitude, throttle rate and parameters via the mission planner mid flight to adapt to changing environments.
3. Continue on a mission after signal loss (failsafe)
In other words, THE APM IS AWESOME. And with that, I'm ready for my first cross country flight!
A special thank-you to Tridge and you at DIYDrones.com ! I couldn't have made it this far without your support. Thank you!
Raptor Details: http://www.mygeekshow.com/theairplanes/Raptor.html
USA Trip Details: http://www.mygeekshow.com/usatrip/
FPV/Onboard Camera: http://www.foxtechfpv.com/horyzonhd-full-hd-1080p-fpv-camera-v3-p-877.html
ParkeFlyer Turnigy 9x Tx: http://parkeflyer.com/
2.2Ah 30C Sky Lipo: http://www.hobbypartz.com/77p-2200mah-3s1p-111-30c.html
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