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[Paparazzi-devel] Arduimu test flight #2

From: Chris
Subject: [Paparazzi-devel] Arduimu test flight #2
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 21:37:29 +0200
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I forgot to say that todays flight included flying with more than 10m/s wind.
That is about 5 to 6 Beauforts (36km/h up to 43km/h)
The circling of course was a bit distorted, well actually an oval course but the plane managed to fly well
and follow it's flight plan consisting of following 3 waypoints in a line.
At end of the flight a parachute was used for recovery and you can imagine me searching for the plane in a field as the wind carried the plane 200m away from the runway. I am writing a function that estimates the parachute release point and although the function was telling me that the parachute should be deployed 200m away, i didn't believed it and decided to go for a manual deployment.
It was a big mistake :-)

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