Are AQ Pilots up to the challenge of flying a cube?

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Re: Are AQ Pilots up to the challenge of flying a cube?

Postby Kisssys » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:28 pm

sandmen wrote:Steve, you have written in the video, the "AQ is actually flying reference the baro sensor".
What do you mean ?
Default is
#define USE_PRES_ALT 1

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If you took that define out it would use GPS as the primary reference. May in fact be a better way to create these cubes.

I guess I should explain further. The plots that we make in google earth are using the logged GPS altitude. The AQ was using the baro sensor to hold altitude. Not the same reference so Max added to Logdump a function to dump a KML with
baro pressure plotted as the altitude parameter. The following pictures and plots should explaing what I'm talkin about.

On short flights you see and improvement but it most noticeable on the 42 minute flight where one leg is flown 40 minutes before the overlaping leg.
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Re: Are AQ Pilots up to the challenge of flying a cube?

Postby Kisssys » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:48 pm

Here are the 3 GPS reference and 3 Baro reference KML's for my 15,30 and 42 minute flights. It would not allow me to upload the KML extension.

I modified the video a little bit.
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Re: Are AQ Pilots up to the challenge of flying a cube?

Postby kinderkram » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:29 pm

Steve, you're sure you didn't cheat? :lol:
This ... looks unreal. Too good to be true. How on earth can this be beaten?

Ok, you had perfect conditions. A legal RC field out in nowhere with noone else around. No houses, no streets, no notten.
That was one handicap in the rules: not to fly less than 500m from buildings or in the public.
Not least: perfect weather - something we can only dream of here. :roll:

Being an AutoQuad OG surely also helped to get these results - and the overall strategy based on your know-how.

Chapeau, Monsieur. If there was a title "Kings of Kubes", you and Larry deserved it.

btw: I saw Larry's entry video: he's coming on strong! 8-)
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Re: Are AQ Pilots up to the challenge of flying a cube?

Postby LPR » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:44 pm

Norbert

The video for the T3 Cube challenge is here AQ Octo.



A Zip file of the KML is attached.

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Re: Are AQ Pilots up to the challenge of flying a cube?

Postby kinderkram » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:27 pm

Thx Larry, great stuff!
I made a screenshot of your final cube (and added the video to your post)

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Thanks again for taking part - and delivering such amazing results! 8-)
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Re: Are AQ Pilots up to the challenge of flying a cube?

Postby bn999 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:05 pm

Way to go Larry!
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Re: Are AQ Pilots up to the challenge of flying a cube?

Postby LPR » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:45 pm

Thanks Norbert and Bill.

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Re: Are AQ Pilots up to the challenge of flying a cube?

Postby Kisssys » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:28 pm

Top Ten Reasons The 3d Contest Winners have not been named.

10. Oops, forgot to post the results.

9. Waiting to make sure it's the 15th everywhere in the universe.

8. Busy trying to find an AQ to look at without anyone knowing they have it.

7. Trying to get the Sparkfun contest delayed.

6. Hate to give an APM as a prize because they don't want to give away their secrets.

5. Can't figure out which AQ plot to give 1st place.

4. The top 4 plots posted go to the AQ and can't figure out who to give 3rd place to.

3. In shock that someone could really do it that well.

2. Trying to figure out how they cheated.

1. Trying like hell to get a good plot to say that they could have done it, before they post the results.
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Re: Are AQ Pilots up to the challenge of flying a cube?

Postby kinderkram » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:31 pm

LOL, Steve. :lol:

For everyone who can see it's clear where place 1&2 go.

Third prize will be much trickier: if they take their own rules seriously, then Randy should be dis-qualified.
"I will be looking at where you are flying very closely. Please don't try this in public places or within 500m of any building / road."
You can clearly see houses within 100m range in his videos...
And then there are only 2 or 3 entries left where the cubes - compared to yours - look like drawn by 3year old kids. ;)

Another problem will be the prizes: My guess is the 1. prize was an APM2.5+ that Chris talked about in the video.
My second guess is they expected a winner's video with someone happily flying the brand new APM - rather than watching it ending up in the classifieds... :D
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Re: Are AQ Pilots up to the challenge of flying a cube?

Postby Kisssys » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:35 pm

They are lucky I ate seafood on Thursday night, I was so sick on Friday morning I thought I'd better get it posted in case I died. They would have really been flat footed if I had waited until Saturday evening.
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