|Episode 49 - Waypoint Navigation Success!
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This week I tested the Ardupilot's waypoint and autopilot functionality again, and this time, had a lot more success! I moved the GPS unit to have a better view of the sk, and it's performance improve markedly.
I also tried taping my iPhone 4s to my airplane and used it's 1080p HD video function to record the flight. Totally revealing how much better a nicer camera would look! I need to balance the prop to reduce all the waves and distortions, and of course improve efficiency and reduce damage caused by the vibrations.
Again, so far so good. I am really loving the APM and mission planner. Thank you again DIYDrones for the awesome equipment and software!
Airplane: Scratch-built Nova, see http://www.MyGeekShow.com for plans and build instructions
Main Camera: iPhone 4s
Airplane Camera: FlyCamOne2
AutoPilot/Stabilization: Ardupilot Mega from http://www.DIYDrones.com
Weight: 32 oz
Thrust: 21 oz
Wing Area: 3.33 square feet
Wing Loading: 5.3 oz per sq ft
If you're interested in building the Nova, I've got free build instructions and plans on my website: http://www.MyGeekShow.com.
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