Posts filed under: Endurance

Episode 162 – Solar Airplane Prototype

MyGeekShow is back! This week I finalized the design and built the 50% scale solar airplane prototype. I’ll complete it’s first flight next week! My current mission is to build...
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Episode 157 – 1 Battery, 1 Hour

Can we fly an hour on just one battery? Lets find out! This episode I’ll put one of MyGeekShow’s NCR18650B cells on the Raptor 100 and see if we can...
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Episode 140 – 62 Minute Flight! 72km/44mi!

Mission accomplished! The objective was to fly over 60 minutes (1 hour) without stopping to replace or recharge the batteries. This test was to prove that flying at this weight...
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Episode 138 – 52km/32mi Cross Country Flight!

Mission accomplished! The objective was to fly 43km cross country (take off in one location and land in another) and prove that this kind of long range endurance / autonomous...
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Episode 137 – Marathon Flight! (46km/28mi)

Victory! This week I successfully piloted the Raptor 140 over a marathon’s distance (42km or 26mi) by flying 45.7km or 28.4mi. I say pilot, but really it was a 99%...
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Episode 132 – 30km (18.6mi) Autonomous Flight!

This week the Raptor 140 completed a 30km (18.6mi) fully autonomous flight! It only used 58% of it’s 8.8Ah batteries, giving it a potential ability to cover 51.2km (31.8mi) on...
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Episode 123 – Successful 10k of Waypoints Flight

Flew the Raptor for 10k, 9k of it was fully autonomous! It completed three 3k circuits flawlessly… Longer and faster flights coming up next....
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Episode 122 – Flying Wing Autonomous 10km Flight

Successfully tested the APM and telemetry with the Raptor, it flew great! The APM and mission planner and telemetry make an awesome combination....
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Episode 34 – GeekStar Crash, Repair, and Endurance Testing

On this episode of MyGeekShow I fly, crash, repair, and test the GeekStar’s performance. It flew great!...
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Episode 27 – Stock Easy Star Endurance Test

On this episode of MyGeekShow I test the flight endurance of my stock Easy Star. The 7.4v 1200mha battery and the 450 Brushed motor kept it in the air at...
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