ArduCopter 3DR Hexa Waypoint Rescue

by FliteTest | July 1, 2013 | (23 Ratings) Posted in Challenges

Josh gets stranded so we deliver rescue supplies with the ArduCopter 3DR Hexa autonomously using waypoints!

Even though the ArduCopter 3DR Hexa is equipped with FPV, we wanted to deliver the supplies to Josh using only the waypoints and line of sight.

Setting up waypoints is as easy as clicking where you'd like the 3DR Hexa to go!

Chad was shooting aerial video with this AnyCopter Hex customized it with the RCTIMER 2-Axis Brushless Gimbal For GoPro.

Learn more about the ArduCopter 3DR Hexa from 3D Robotics HERE!

COMMENTS

liveyourdreamsRC on July 2, 2013
Interesting...gave me a good laugh... you should do a challenge with these equipped with bomb drops and see who can get the closest to the targets.
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Sirglider on July 2, 2013
Hahaha funny episode. But you could have managed to have a working parachute. The opening failed everytime...
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Laynehip on July 2, 2013
This episode of flitetest has been brought to you by Butterfinger.
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CanDib on July 2, 2013
I agree with you guys...the APM ROCKS! However, I'm not a fan of 3DR. 3 out of 4 APM 2.5's I've ordered from them have been bad. In fact, I have a $180 electronic brick in the 3DR box sitting on my desk...and I can't seem to get any help from them. So...go to HobbyKing and get the same board for $75 instead of $180. Outside of the customer support I've gotten from 3DR...I think the APM is the best Multi-Rotor board out there.
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JasonEricAnderson on July 1, 2013
Awesome episode. But I do have to wonder. Couldn't Josh have texted you his GPS coords, from his phone? Just thinking.
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Carmatious on July 2, 2013
good thinking!
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anders94 on July 2, 2013
He had an iPhone - could be interesting to allow his phone to suggest a new waypoint to the APM. We might be able to do this with http://dronetrack.com
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tramsgar on July 2, 2013
That's one powerful biped you rescued him with.
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Hasersys on July 2, 2013
I noticed last episode that you still have a big tower in the back ground.. pretty funny. perfect new location.
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UndCon on July 2, 2013
I really love the waypoint features

Here is my latest trip. ~2.3Km from Home to WP2

http://undcon.com/rc/wp.png


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Captain Crash on July 2, 2013
funny
is joshua mad at you guys
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510thousandths on July 2, 2013
New location has a Radio tower! Awesome! And it appears to have been a rifle range, maybe? (numbered stalls and a dirt berm?)
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wocket on July 21, 2013
Next year you guys should enter a team:
http://www.uavoutbackchallenge.com.au/index.cfm?contentID=48
We could have Outback Josh replace Outback Joe.
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Antheman54 on July 24, 2013
Technology these days it's crazy
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gremlin88 on May 26, 2014
If you were using the technology available to you, why didn't you fly FPV.
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Foam Addict on July 1, 2013
HAHAHA!
The story line was lame, but very very funny!
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Bailey on July 29, 2014
This should help save the hobby
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