Hey guys! So 2012 is going to be MyGeekShow’s year of “Technology Aided Flight” where I’ll focus on going from just flying around the field, to full FPV and waypoint supported autopilot. I’m doing…Continue
I've decided its time to get serious. I've announced my new 5 year project: To fly an RC airplane 3,000 miles to cross the United States.Most of the flight will be FPV style, but 90% of the trip will…Continue
I did an episode on the strength/properties/durability/etc. of Bluecor Fan Fold Foam and Hot Glue to test their ability to be good building materials for some future drone airplane I'll be building.…Continue
I set up three 3k circles around my field to test range and how the Raptor would perform during an actual travel environment, and it performed very, very well. A perfect flight. You may see at the end I realize that my RTL altitude was set to zero, but luckily I was quick enough to set a guided mode until I could manually return it home.
Awesome stuff! Thank you…Continue
Used the APM, Raptor and 900mhz 100mw 3DR telemetry to enjoy an awesome autonomous flight. I tested waypoints, guided mode, changed altitude and other awesome telem/mission planner features. Can't wait for more! Great job DIYD...
Raptor Details: http://www.mygeekshow.com/theairplanes/Raptor.html
USA Trip Details:…
CORRECTION: During this video I say GPS operates on 900mhz, which is not correct. According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPS#Satellite_frequencies) GPS operates on 1.57542 GHz (L1 signal) and 1.2276 GHz (L2 signal). I apologize for the error.
Here are a few tips when mounting your APM to your RC craft.
This is a part…Continue
I know, I know... after months of being away, I'm finally getting an airplane back in the air with the APM. It flew great and the APM, as always, was awesome. I'll be using the Raptor for a while and will start doing longer range flights via telemetry. Its also allowing me to complete the Beginner to Expert videos I'm making for the APM.…Continue