Feb 04, 2012, 02:36 PM
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Video Copter Payload 5623 gr


Hello again,

Hersīs the video:

Big Lift with 5623gr payload (10 min 15 sec)


best regards

Ferdinand
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Feb 06, 2012, 01:31 PM
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@EndOfDays

I do believe your "longest distance" will be limited not by shape/size/powertrain/etc. but by your transmitter range unless you have autopilot fully autonomous system with GPS. longest distance is actually "furthest distance". So give it a try and post your results.

V. Mr. Lifter - Furthest Distance, need on-board video with OSD data showing distance. Single charge, round-trip distance.
Feb 06, 2012, 02:23 PM
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But that is an important point, so flying a circle with e.g. 500m Diameter as long as the batteries are over is NOT ok? Since with FPV, and an EzTracker (for example) the measurement of the total way done, is no problem, you can even replay the flight with a player seeing the route withing google-maps.

I understood this like fly arround, record with a video (with OSD info), and at the end return to the startpoint. The distance flown will then be presented by the OSD flight summary.

Here I would ask for a clarification.

best regards

Ferdinand
Feb 07, 2012, 09:55 AM
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can i still enter in to the furthest distance if my quad is flying anonymous
eg with the arducopter
Feb 08, 2012, 05:28 PM
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I've got an entry for All Out Time Duration.

18:04

Trictoper specs are at end of video

Open Pilot CC Tricopter - 18 minute hover (3 min 3 sec)
Last edited by kevinv033; Feb 08, 2012 at 10:48 PM.
Feb 08, 2012, 08:49 PM
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can i still enter in to the furthest distance if my quad is flying anonymous
eg with the arducopter
just "go for distance" and show your flight with OSD.
Feb 09, 2012, 12:39 AM
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just "go for distance" and show your flight with OSD.
ok i dont have on OSD can i just show the flight data from the AMP
Feb 09, 2012, 09:27 AM
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Also we need to add Mr. SPEED contests (OSD, FPV required). I would say 100m, 500m, 1km (all round trips).
Feb 12, 2012, 02:18 AM
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@EndOfDays

I do believe your "longest distance" will be limited not by shape/size/powertrain/etc. but by your transmitter range unless you have autopilot fully autonomous system with GPS. longest distance is actually "furthest distance". So give it a try and post your results.

V. Mr. Lifter - Furthest Distance, need on-board video with OSD data showing distance. Single charge, round-trip distance.
You could use an LRS, which would outlast your video signal and battery charge.
Feb 12, 2012, 02:20 AM
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ok i dont have on OSD can i just show the flight data from the AMP
Yes, I think that should work.
Feb 12, 2012, 02:23 AM
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I've got an entry for All Out Time Duration.

18:04

Trictoper specs are at end of video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_0Ykhbv9qc
Kevin: Nice! If you use 10" props, you can squeeze out even more time, I think. I posted your entry.
Feb 12, 2012, 02:27 AM
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But that is an important point, so flying a circle with e.g. 500m Diameter as long as the batteries are over is NOT ok? Since with FPV, and an EzTracker (for example) the measurement of the total way done, is no problem, you can even replay the flight with a player seeing the route withing google-maps.

I understood this like fly arround, record with a video (with OSD info), and at the end return to the startpoint. The distance flown will then be presented by the OSD flight summary.

Here I would ask for a clarification.

best regards

Ferdinand
The idea is the furthest distance away from home. That's measured with an OSD. It is not the distance traveled. So flying a circle infront of you is something different -- probably could be entered into the longest flight time category.
Feb 12, 2012, 02:29 AM
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can i still enter in to the furthest distance if my quad is flying anonymous
eg with the arducopter
Yes, I think that would be ok. You just have to have video and OSD of some sort to show it. And you have to make it back. This requires careful planning of your waypoints if you want to do it with APM mission planner.
Feb 12, 2012, 04:59 AM
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Hello Tim,

Ok, I understand the criteria for the "longest distance" now.

What about my video for the Mr. Lifter -Controlled Heavy lifter at top of this page, is this video not sufficient?

best regards

Ferdinand
Feb 14, 2012, 07:21 AM
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Hello Tim,

Ok, I understand the criteria for the "longest distance" now.

What about my video for the Mr. Lifter -Controlled Heavy lifter at top of this page, is this video not sufficient?

best regards

Ferdinand
Ferdinand -- it's posted in first place in the controlled heavy lift category! That's a great result, especially with a quad! Well done.


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