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Old Jul 01, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Heavy Lift xAircraft Hexacopter in-flight video

So I finally got some video of my xAircraft powered heavy lifter in flight. Video is from a panasonic HDC-SD9 1080p camcorder mounted on the x468HD frame/gimbal.

Keyport NJ Radio Control Hexacopter Flight by Waterfront (5 min 20 sec)


My observations from this test flight:
  • Camera gains still need adjusting, camera is not leveling quick enough.
  • Altitude hold also needs gain adjustment. craft seems to bob up and down a good 4-5 ft in altititude hold mode.
  • Although not shown in this video, I did try Carefree mode, which worked very well
  • Heading lock mode also works very well
  • GPS Hold seems to work for a little while when first initialized but then the craft begins to wander and climb. Still have to address this.

I will be updating firmware tonight and replacing all my blades with new, balanced ones as a few are a bit beat up now from some tip-overs on asphalt . Should be able to mess around with it some more on the 4th
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