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David Dewey
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APM Octocopter Build First Test Flight
This is the first test flight of our 1020-mm Octocopter build. It flew for 21 minutes on a charge. The batteries (2 x 5200 mAh 6S) are brand new, so maybe flight time will increase a little after the batteries are broken in a little. Total weight (including...

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108 km/h SplineNav with Arducopter 3.2
SplineNav is now a feature of the latest Arducopter , version 3.2!  Robert Lefebvre posted this flight of his traditional helicopter flying a SplineNav circuit at 108 km/h:

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Back in stock: T-MOTOR 12x4 Carbon Fiber Props for Multi-Rotor Aircraft and T-MOTOR 9x3 Gloss Black Carbon Fiber Props for DJI Phantom
http://www.mavbot.com/back-in-stock.html

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1.3GHz FPV with High-Gain Helical Antenna
We usually look for a high or open spot to stand when flying long-range FPV to avoid our signal being attenuated by obstacles. This allows us several kilometers of range in the countryside without needing a directional (high gain) antenna. Sometimes you mig...

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1.4 km away, FPV Touch-and-Go behind Hill in Rain...
Flew in the rain 1.4 km away over a hill and did an FPV touch-and-go... followed by a 2-km SplineNav scenic flight back, and near electrocution of the copter (oops!)—and all of that in one single epic flight! It's very hard to get good FPV range flying near...

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First Flight with GoPro Hero 3+ Black
The colors are quite drab and dreary in the mountains over the winter, and filming with the GoPro Hero 3 Silver just makes the colors even more washed out. So we swapped it out for the GoPro Hero 3+ Black, hoping to get some more vibrant, true-to-life color...

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1.3 GHz FPV Testing
Although our  5.8 GHz FPV  setup works fairly well, I would prefer a video system that doesn't get all scrambled just flying behind a few trees, and that has much better range than just 2 km. I thought we could do better with 1.3 GHz, so we've been experime...
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