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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Distance covered

From: Reto Büttner
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Distance covered
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2011 08:48:13 +0200

Hi all,

I found a quick and dirty solution for post-flight analysis myself:

The log can be exported via a CSV to a spreadsheet program (e.g.
OpenOffice Calc or MS Excel). It is easer to take the relative
coordinates in meters rather than the absolute coordinates in WGS84.
With a simple formula (Pythagoras) the distance between two position
measurements can be calculated. These can be summed up for the whole
flight. Using this method I can precisely measure the flight
efficiency of my airframe (distance per energy).

If anyone knows how to display the covered flight distance in
real-time in the GCS, that still would be nice.

Cheers, Reto

2011/7/1 Reto Büttner <address@hidden>:
> Hi guys,
> how can I display the covered distance of a flight in the gcs?
> I can't find anything in the wiki. When flying circles, one can
> calculate the covered distance by counting the number of circles
> flown. But when flying more complex figures (e.g. in manual flight
> mode), a flight distance meter would be very nice. Like any hand-held
> or car-mounted GPS device has.
> Cheers, Reto

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