Antoine is right. Jeremy and Aron(I was actually drinking wine with Antoine at the time) did a demo on the east coast of the US. They flew up and down the coast, and then 1 mile out to sea to circle a ship, then back again, doing this for 1 hr. I was told the navigation and overall vehicle response was great. Consider that the ocean is probably 50F or so, and the sky is -40F so no problems there, the only issue would be going up and down the coast where the left and right may see a bias. This loop is closed when the navigation error is presented do to the offset. Of course, this is only true if you fly with the Z sensor :)
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Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Flying Paparazzi near water
From: John Burt
Date: Tue, February 17, 2009 4:48 pm
antoine drouin wrote:
> I seem to recall Anton and Jeremy flew over water with no problem.
> There's also a project of sending a Paparazzi UAV fly from french
> coast to Corsica, and I don't think they'll be able to avoid flying
> over water.
That's great news. Did they / will they only use IR sensors for attitude
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