[Canberrauav] great test flight today

Bruce Baxter brucebaxtersolutions at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 17:48:29 AEST 2018


Well done and congratulations. 

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> On 30 Aug 2018, at 4:30 PM, Andrew Tridgell <andrew at tridgell.net> wrote:
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> We had two great test flights with the porter today. The setup was:
> 
> - porter octaquad flying retrieval mission
> - fully hands off (no touching mouse or keyboard on GCS entire mission)
> - onboard imaging system found the target, shifted the search pattern
>   over it, setup landing, executed landing on target (landed about 2.5m
>   from target)
> - after landing the button was pressed on the aircraft by Ryan, 60s
>   flashing LEDs, then auto-takeoff, flew home and landed at home
> - 3 network links worked RFD900x was being relayed via the Ranger (the
>   Ranger was disarmed on the ground, due to lack of people available
>   for piloting/GCS)
> 
> That was the 2nd flight. The first flight had some issues:
> 
> - both 3g links dropped out in plane due to a loose USB connector. The
>   mission still continued though, with images and all data coming over
>   the RFD900x relay
> - the automatic landing setup didn't happen due to a bug in handling a
>   preflight reboot. We fixed that bug for the 2nd flight. So I had to
>   intervene on the GCS and command the landing sequence on the
>   target. It landed less than 2m from the target (using the position
>   the imaging code had found).
> 
> Overall the test flights were very successful. I'll upload some videos
> later today.
> 
> Cheers, Tridge
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