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Nov 30, 2008, 01:26 AM
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2 minutes R not enough


2 minute flight times R killing us. It's like flying a rocket. Have enough credit again to upgrade propellers in the next 2 weeks.

Managed to stabilize altitude. It required higher collective limits. Altitude gains have been equal 4 all 3 UAVs. Horizintal velocity gains R identical to the T-Rex. The Corona needed 2.5x more horizontal velocity gain. Suspect it was because the Corona naturally damped horizontal velocities.

This was our first uBlox 5 test with fixed pitch. Fixed pitch rotorcraft give audible cues of collective response & the uBlox 5 is very fast.

Next, U need to align your IMU, magnetometer, & rotors or correct it in software. The result is inability to determine heading & starting lunges in horizontal velocity. Our IMU is off the rotors by a certain amount in pitch.
Last edited by Jack Crossfire; Nov 30, 2008 at 07:29 AM.
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Dec 06, 2008, 10:46 AM
Albatross in next life
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Looks like the setting for the movie "Close Encounters with the 3rd Kind"!! If you continue flying there 'Our Friends' might just pay you a visit


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