June 02, 2013

Flying Quadcopter over Papaikou Orchard

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I've been experimenting with Ardupilot's automated quadcopter flight modes and the andropilot app for android devices. Today I flew a simple loop over our pasture with a few waypoints.
Here's a video of automated flight over Papaikou Orchard and the flight path traced out in Google Maps.

You can see the main town of Papaikou (about 9 miles north of Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii), and when the quad returns for a landing you can see giant Mauna Kea in the distance.

Posted by todd at 12:46 PM