four competitions. I participated in two of them: indoor flight dynamics and outdoor flight dynamics (as the GPS add-on for my tricopter isn't yet finished).
The competitions were great fun, I especially enjoyed the outdoor competition where I used a FPV camera for the second time (I had a total of 16 minutes of experience with FPV). It is so cool to fly around in 3D space! I will definitively spent "some" time using these cool video goggles! This is my setup for outdoor flight dynamics:
The Shrediquette DLXm was the smallest MAV in the contest (this yielded some extra points). The results make me especially happy :-D :
- 1st place outdoor flight dynamics (rotary wings)
- 1st place indoor flight dynamics (rotary wings)
- 1st place outdoor flight dynamics (global)
- 1st place indoor flight dynamics (global)
The competition was pretty "efficient", as I only burnt 800mAh in total, and luckily didn't crash anything. Tumba achieved the 2nd place in Outdoor Flight Dynamics - Fixed Wing, the 3rd place in Indoor Flight Dynamics - Rotary Wing, and the 3rd place in Outdoor Autonomy - Fixed Wing. Congratulations to him!
Here are the official results of the IMAV2010:
I would like to attend the IMAV2011 next year if my PhD allows it, but I will have to find a sponsor, as this will by far exceed my hobby budget. Feel free... ;-D
I might add some video footage of the IMAV2010, until then, have a look at this video here to see the Shrediquette DLXm in FPV (sorry for the quality, my framegrabber isn't really good & it skips frames, and all settings are still far from being optimal):