Monthly Archives: May 2012

Episode 69 – APM Adrupilot Mega Maiden Flight

This episode we installed our APM (Ardupilot Mega) from DIYDrones. We conducted over two hours of flight testing and struggled at first to get it to operate. We determined that...
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Episode 68 – Advanced Raptor Testing

On this episode of MyGeekShow we tested Expo’s (exponentials) on our Flyer9x and determined our comfort level and the impact selecting Expo’s has our flying ability. We also wanted to...
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Episode 67 – Maiden Flight for a Fellow Geek

This episode we conducted a maiden flight for a MyGeekShow fan, and took the opportunity to share our steps for completing a maiden flight. Episode Question: How do you complete...
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Episode 66 – Shrike Flight Testing

This episode we tested the Shrike after making small adjustments to CG, throws, etc. to add additional stability and control. We also tested it for general wing loading with dead...
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Episode 65 – Successful Shrike Re-Maiden!

We successfully re-maidened the Shrike! Turns out that our elevons had excessive throws, we had insufficient expo’s and the wing mounted too far to the nose causing a tail heavy...
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Episode 64 – In-Flight Prop Testing

On this episode we flew the raptor with several different props with a range in diameter and pitch. See you Wednesday, -Trent & Nick –Raptor & Shrike– Tx: Flyer9x with...
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Episode 63 – Shrike Maiden Flight

On this episode of MyGeekShow we completed the Shrike Maiden Flight, unfortunately with disastrous consequences. See you Saturday, -Trent & Nick –Raptor & Shrike– Tx: Flyer9x with er9x firmware by...
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Episode 62 – Wind Flying, Shrike Building

On this episode of MyGeekShow we ALMOST finish the Shrike, but decided that we had to get some flying in too. We took the Raptor out flying during a 12...
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Episode 61 – Building the Shrike

On this week’s episode of MyGeekShow we got a lot further with building the Shrike, and had to overcome a lot of challenges we had not faced before; painting the...
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