Monday, December 19, 2011

Ritewing Zephyr II + Ardupilot Maiden

Great success with Andreas' Zii/APM combination.  Flew beautifully, APM control was good, able to tune things in the air. All around a great success and left everyone feeling very pleased.  Andreas has named it Beast of Kandahar.

We flew with two batteries... 3S/5000, and then a 4S/3000.  The 3S seems to provide plenty of power -- enough to accelerate straight up. Andreas had also just upgraded the power system to:

    NTM Prop Drive 35-36A 1800
    Turnigy Trust 70A
    10x6 prop

Ground Video. This contains most of the flying modes, takeoffs, landings, and low passes.  I'll make a trimmed down version later if this one seems repetitive.

Airborne Video.

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