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Posted by chiloschista | Mar 03, 2012 @ 09:19 AM | 3,223 Views
Hi all,

after a lot of research, programming, setting and tuning, I'm proud to announce that my Proxima II went in flight.

It was already, but without any autopilot, only to set the right controls, trims, CG and wings angle of attack.

Now it is fully autonomous. This is the more complex autopilot equipped plane I ever build.
Here you can see the plane in full action.

Proxima II ! (3 min 20 sec)


In this video there is a demonstration of the controls possibilities.

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Posted by chiloschista | Jul 12, 2011 @ 02:46 AM | 3,935 Views
Hi,
yes, I piloted both at the same time

The main plane is a FunCub equipped with UavDevBoard and on board tracking video camera. The autopilot is programmed to let the camera follow the target plane.
The second plane, the target plane, is a stock EasyStar, carrying another UavDevBoard, only to send its position.
I took off with the FunCub and put it in autonomous mode. Me having in my hands two RC transmitters, my son kindly launched for me the EasyStar and I drove it all the flight long.
The hardest part was try to stay in the camera turret range. The FunCub speed is set to 50km/h, but even at this speed it is a challenge to follow it and stay in front, with a fully stock EasyStar.
At the end of the flight (FunCub autonomy), my son asked to land his plane
I landed the FunCub.

Many thanks to Bill Premerlani, Ben Levitt and Pete Hollands for great continuous support and all the smart UavDevBoard community ...

Best regards,

Ric

Two planes and one pilot ? (4 min 51 sec)

Posted by chiloschista | Jun 12, 2011 @ 05:08 PM | 4,059 Views
Hi all,

here is a first video of my FunCub, equipped with a camera tracking a moving target. The plane is flying autonomous with a UavDevBoard autopilot.

Best regards,

Ric

Autonomous FunCub (7 min 0 sec)

Posted by chiloschista | Mar 19, 2011 @ 11:08 AM | 4,396 Views
Hi,

I tried some dynamic soaring with a Skua from ArtHobby.
The plane is too much light, so the first attempt was not satisfactory.
I added some ballast and the results are in the video.
Still not optimal, but way better.
Next time I go there I hope to find again North wind, so I will try with some more ballast.

Ric

Dynamic soaring Cornua.mp4 (3 min 22 sec)

Posted by chiloschista | Feb 08, 2011 @ 03:10 PM | 4,467 Views
I just released two videos. Subject : FunCub.
In the first I show some aerobatics.
In the second we do a glider tow.
Enjoy
Ric

FunCub flight excerpts (4 min 45 sec)


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Posted by chiloschista | Jan 26, 2011 @ 04:16 PM | 4,598 Views
This is a video of Klima Reketenmodellbau Twister RC. It is powered with Held1000 motor. Enjoy

Twister RC (3 min 27 sec)

Posted by chiloschista | Jan 17, 2011 @ 05:20 AM | 4,972 Views
A little dream becomes reality

The engine

Don't need a starter (3 min 41 sec)


The plane

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Posted by chiloschista | Sep 28, 2010 @ 12:40 PM | 6,245 Views
DIYDrones groundstation for home made tracking antenna...

Ardustation's tracking antenna (2 min 35 sec)


... and tracking videocam

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Posted by chiloschista | Sep 28, 2010 @ 12:37 PM | 5,969 Views
Acromaster assisted 3D flight using Bill Premerlani's UavDevBoard.

Acromaster stabilized video #1 (7 min 55 sec)


... and here from plane side.

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Posted by chiloschista | Sep 28, 2010 @ 12:21 PM | 5,956 Views
This is my first Funjet. It was build with the purpose to do autonomous high speed flight, with Bill Premerlani's UavDevBoard.
Top speed was clocked with GPS telemetry at 243Km/h.

Autonomous Funjet (3 min 6 sec)