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Mini Waypoint Attempt 5

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It flew away. It was windy and wet, but I decided to give it a go anyway. It flew off in Stabilize mode, and I tried to steer it high enough in order to swit...

Mini Waypoint Attempt 4

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I took it out for a flight and it was stable in steady flight. Whenever it banked though, it would roll like crazy and then eventually settle down. I’d watch...

Aid Agencies

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An important part of the project involves my ability to do actual on-the-ground tests of the pproof of concept. This means working with partners in countries...

Mini Waypoint Attempt 2

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I took off in Stabilize mode into the wind, and would attempt to gain altitude before flicking it into AUTO.

Mini Waypoint Attempt 1

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I had a really hard time getting the plane to stay up — it was very unstable, often rolling side-to-side with application of throttle. It was windy, but that...

Mini Waypoint Flight

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After the APM burned out following my successful flight yesterday, I swapped it out for another APM I had lying around. That didn’t work unfortunately (I’d b...

Pre-flight checklist

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From today onwards, before every flight, I’ll be following the below sequence:

Scaled flight — Take 4

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Since the last attempt we learned that we’re going to have to shed some weight (or increase the thrust) in order to keep the plane in the air. That’s what I’...