Conservation ArduCopter Test Flight

Conservation ArduCopter

Finally found time and some good weather to test fly the latest addition to our Conservation Drones fleet — ArduCopter. This test flight was fully autonomous, including takeoff and landing.

Details of test flight as follows…
Weather: Sunny
Wind: 2-4 km/h (NNE)
Battery: 5000 mAh
Camera: GoPro with case
Total payload: ~700g
Total flight distance: ~0.5 km
Flight time: 2 x 5.5 min
Average ground speed: 1.5 m/s
Battery consumed: 50%

ArduCopter Test Flight Mission

Actual Flight Path