here is a full autonomous flying Funjet.
It is equipped with :
Best performances are:
- maximum speed over 200Km/h. In the attached log file you can see, at line 587, H ground speed 53.06m/sec (191Km/h), M estimated airspeed 61.59m/sec (221Km/h). I have several flight logs with ground speed over 55m/sec
- acceleration at launch 0-100 <2.75sec. You can see it in the attached log file, considering that the plane is launched at line 370 and reaches 28.6m/sec (102Km/h) at line 381. Telemetry refresh is at 4Hz.
Full autonomous flights
You can see in the log files that I launched the plane in autonomous mode and it landed in autonomous mode (row B status 111)
In the Google Earth file you can see the entire flight with colored autonomous legs.
This is a picture of one of the launchs :
Those are the logs of the autonomous flights:
LOG00044 Flight 2167.csv
LOG00044 Flight 2167a.txt.kmz
LOG00045 Flight 2168a.txt.csv
LOG00045 Flight 2168a.txt.kmz
For those flights, autonomous throttle was limited at 50%. The plane still reaches >40m/sec !
If you play a little with the files, you can have magnetometer behavior and wind estimation shown in GE, thanks Pete Hollands great telemetry tool.
Today I did a flight and was able to take a short video. The plane is flying full autonomous, the pilot being occupied with videocam. Enjoy it :D
Autonomous Funjet from Riccardo Kuebler on Vimeo.
A big thanks is due to the developers and programmers for continuous work, help, encouragement and appreciations.
- Bill Premerlani
- Pete Hollands
- Adam Barrow
- Ben Levitt
A big thanks too to Rana, who was the first which encouraged me here, and Morli for continuous input and sympathy.
Edit : 28.6.10 added a video