posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 07:39 AM
I got a large fixed wing.
I have over 10 years of experience flying quads and helis, but this will be my first plane flight in 8 years.
The bird was around $10,000. And my thermal sensor cost $4000.00
So im a little nervous.
The flight software of choice for this particular bird is Mission Planner for Ardu and pixhawk.
I believe I have everything set up correctly (Fingers Crossed) and am about to take her for her maiden flight mapping 5 km2.
Does anyone here have any experience with this program ? and if so any tips to make life easier?
Edit to add:
I have my PPL. Mission Planner is a fairly advanced software. All ive done was use my basic flight principles - Utilizing Crosswinds to achieve
tighter turn radius at way points, set up a gradual landing of 20 meter increments, take off and landing into the wind.
From some of the tutorials ive watched this seems to be good a practice.
edit on 2-8-2018 by Macenroe82 because: (no reason given)