[Canberrauav] great test flight today

James Pattison james at auturgy.com.au
Thu Aug 30 18:48:04 AEST 2018

So the next question is, do we protect the aircraft now, or push on for the visual landing nudges/corrections...
For those that haven’t seen it, dynamic no fly zones / active avoidance is also in place: https://youtu.be/fRItYXRiEYY



> On 30 Aug 2018, at 5:54 pm, SSUAV <ssuav at sutherlandshireuav.com> wrote:
> Awesome work Tridge & Team. Good luck in Dalby. 
> We recently lost an old favorite 1.4M yellow Cub APM2.0!! in dense bush land while breaking in a new Safety Pilot!(inverted mission!! Lol)
> Now setting up our gear for a mini OBC
> Cheers 
> Waz
> Sent from my iPhone
>> 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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