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Getting started in FPV/Drone: MyGeekShow

Started this discussion. Last reply by UnmannedTechShop.co.uk Nov 18, 2011. 3 Replies

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

Tags: My Geek Show, MyGeekShow

Is this a good FPV set up?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Brooks Jul 5, 2011. 2 Replies

This is what I'm thinking for my first FPV set up... anything that sticks out to you as good/bad? Airplane Tx: Turnigy 9x…Continue

Tags: My Geek Show, MyGeekShow, FPV

Model Airplane to Fly Across The United States!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trent at MyGeekShow May 14, 2011. 8 Replies

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

Bluecor Fan Fold Foam and Hot Glue: Good Building Materials?

Started Apr 9, 2011 0 Replies

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

Tags: Built, Scratch, Fan Fold Foam, Bluecore

 

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Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Gary: Right. Agreed. Suggestions for perks in that $ range?"
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Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Monroe: Thank you for the huge compliment! I'll reach out to you here shortly! Mark: The best way is to email me: trent@mygeekshow.com Philippe: I've noticed that as well. I wanted to leave it for 24 hours to see how it shook out, and it…"
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Gary Mortimer commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"What Philippe said"
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Philippe Petit commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Hey Trent, just and observation: Only 650$ of your medium priced backings are still available (in the range of 50$-250$). Therefore if these are sold, then you still would have to collect just short of 4000$ with the 5-40$ backings, (or in other…"
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Mark commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Hey Trent! How do I get in-touch with you? Cheers, Mark "
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Monroe Lee King Jr. commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"This is the kind of project that really, really needs our support! This is what we should be all about helping projects like this. This is so awesome for the sport. Trent if you need anything and I have it material or knowledge just drop me an…"
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Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Thank you Jake for your support!"
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Jake Barritt commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"25 bucks added. Good luck to you guys!"
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Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Euan: Ha ha! I am immortal!  Hugues: Crap. Secret is out. Men in Black style... I LOVED the "and he just makes us believe he fooled around with some horrid plane design for a while and that it took that many years to find out a…"
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Toby Mills commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"just a horrible thought.... but if you accept money (in the form of donations) does that make this a commercial operation and could you open yourself up to a nasty visit from the FAA? I don't know what the rules and definition of…"
13 hours ago
Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Hugues: Thank you!!! That is true... if I tried to run off with the money, this would be the wrong crowd to make angry :)"
15 hours ago
Euan Ramsay commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Trent! Why have you not aged or put on weight in 3 years? :-D"
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Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Doug: I do! Impressive isn't it! And back in the 70's!!! I give them a shout out on the Indiegogo project, at the FAQ at the bottom of the page."
16 hours ago
R. D. Starwalt commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"So... you do know about the 'Liberty Bell' don't you? I don't remember if this was discussed previously. It is hanging at the NMAM in Muncie, IN. Maybe we will see your plane there too? -=Doug "
18 hours ago
Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Thank you Dan! Going to be a wild ride for sure... Well, I guess it will long sessions of total boredom while the airplane flies it's waypoints with occasional insanity when/if something goes wrong : )  "
20 hours ago
Dan Murray commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA
"Backed, happy to support you, Trent! Can't wait to follow the adventure!"
20 hours ago

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Love to test and expand my knowledge of technology
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Build my own RC UAV airplane
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MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 7:30pm 23 Comments

It is time! With three years of research behind us and less than two months left before the first flight on June 16th, it is time to gather all the equipment, reservations and team members together to make the USA trip!!

See all the details here:…

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Emergency Auto Landing - APM saves sUAV

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 6:19am 38 Comments

Mayday! Mayday! I tested the FPV system on the Raptor140B, with nearly disastrous results. Luckily, the APM was onboard to save the day!



I added the 400mw 1.3Ghz FPV transmitter to the 140B, and took it for a test flight. Right after take off I had significant control issues,…

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Follow Me Test! Success!

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 4:54am 10 Comments

ArduPlane, APM2.6 and Mission Planner come together to make an awesome feature called "Follow Me" where the ground station sends the airplane it's GPS location and the airplane will go to that location, even follow it as it moves!

I tested it today and it performed…

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Long Range Telemetry Testing

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:28am 38 Comments

RFD900 Telemetry: http://store.jdrones.com/jD_RD900_Telemetry_Bindle_p/rf900set01.htm



During the USA trip I'll need extra telemetry…

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Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 12:37pm on September 11, 2011,
Moderator
Brian
said…

Trent, check this post/project out.  I think it's right in line with your goal.

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/thermopilot-project-a-thermal-hunter-glider-drone?id=705844%3ABlogPost%3A619448&page=2#comments

Regards - Brian

At 1:21pm on March 10, 2012, Stan Virgint said…

You have a cool channel I want to build a flying as well with center fuse for little more room

what are you using for your hot wire power supply?

Thanks Stan

At 10:47am on September 1, 2012, Earl said…
Put a voltage and current sensor on the telemetry! Use as a gas guage.
Looking good. Getting ready to drop X8 from balloon and control with joystick. I use 433mhz radios. Much longer range.
Earl
At 10:35am on July 24, 2013, roger gravel said…

thanks to take the time to explained how apm work you are a very generous person 

and your geek show is very proffessional 

At 4:52am on December 12, 2013,
MR60
Forrest Frantz
said…

Outstanding Trent. UAV across the US has a pioneer ring to it. Great.

Yes, the Li-Io will serve you well.  Nearly 50% more duration.

If you can afford it, buy a battery welder when you make yours or I think I saw someone on e-bay that will do the welding for you.  Panasonic does make the best one.  You can solder, but I'm not good enough to trust my skill.  There is a vent that might release if it gets too hot.  

Please keep me in touch with your build.  lt sounds exciting.

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