FlightSketch - flightsketch.com
- Dec 27, 2018
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Did you have real-time IMU telemetry so you could at least tell what it might be doing?I had one such flight. We were getting packets and then they suddenly stopped. We weren't watching the altitudes in real time though (tracking 3 gps transmitters), and for a few minutes, I essentially lost situational awareness on the flight. It was confusing when the packets stopped and then confusing again when they started a minute or so later.
No, I didn't have anything other than the gps. There were a lot of things going on with four pieces coming down. The radio I was using was tracking 3 gps transmitters and 2 RF beepers simultaneously, and we had another Marshall tracker running two transmitters as well. I was trying to move volunteer humans around in a circle permimeter to mark the directions to the various pieces as they fell. It was quite exciting. By the time I got to looking at the sustainer, which I thought has crashed or shreaded, it was still pretty high up. I sent Kip out to pick up what I thought would be pieces and I was surprised he came back with a complete rocket. That 50km limit was a big part of the confusion, and it would have been nice to know about it.Did you have real-time IMU telemetry so you could at least tell what it might be doing?
Good to know, thanks guys. Well, so much for that hope of awesomeness. I guess our hobby will take what we get & be happy with it.M10 has been optimized for ultra low power designs, not so much for performance. It is a nice upgrade over M8 though. M9 will continue to be the “power” receiver. Seems like they are really introducing two families that will alternate upgrades with each other. Both will continue to have pros & cons for our applications.