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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Another 30Km flight

From: David Conger
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Another 30Km flight
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2010 12:33:56 -0800

Wow, 30Km, that's awesome!
Which autopilot was it? I wonder if the Tiny13 would be less affected by the 3W 
RF Tx in the aircraft. 
I may get one of those video tx as my 500mW 900mHz one from Range Video is 
awful. Only maybe .1Km range before static. 
On Dec 6, 2010, at 8:58 AM, Chris wrote:

> Today i had another 30Km flight!!!
> Now some data.
> The plane covered the first 30 km with a speed of 30-32m/s and the second 
> 30km(returning)
> with a speed of 21-23m/s.
> Total capacity used was 13608 mah by the motor, autopilot, gps and 9xtend 
> modem.
> The servos,camera and video tx were powered from another 3s lipo pack and 
> used about 2500 mah
> The modems were set at 115200 and i had a solid link all the way.
> Video was also good although the 3w video tx was swapped with an 1W unit as 
> it interfered with the IR stabilization (ADC measurements went crazy).
> I almost lost the plane as it spiraled down when i engaged AUTO2.
> Over all i am now confident that 30km (30 + 30km) are now a practical and 
> relatively  easy with an
> electric airplane.
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