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My EUC Is Headed to Auto Proving Grounds


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3 hours ago, Rehab1 said:

I have been invited to the Michigan Technical Resource Park tomorrow morning to hopefully begin testing my ACM 1600. The proving grounds was originally owned by Dana Corporation but was purchased a number of years ago by some local investors. The company has various auto manufacturers and car enthusiasts come out and use their testing grounds but never an EUC!

That is very cool. Look forward to your results.

I would not want to ride the wheel on those cobblestones :cry2:

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25 minutes ago, Rehab1 said:

 

Only if my wife felt that way. I should not have told her. She's ok now once I explained I would be geared up.

This meeting happened so fast that I should have had the wherewithal to hire a videographer. Heck I don't even know the cost yet. It will be nice to get some different shots both on the ground and in the air. I hate being rushed so I hope this guy does not have some outrageous hourly rate. I'll find out tomorrow. 

@Marty Backe when you use the wheellog do you download the files afterward on a separate app or just record the screen? Fortunately the temperature data logger is easy. Just set and forget.

So at some point in time I will be recording wheel data, temperature data and flying a drone at the same time. Ugh. 

I don't record my WheelLog data. I just use if for real-time monitoring of my battery, speed, and temperature. Swipe from the left to configure WheelLog - what to record and where to save the log files. Then be sure to enable the logging when you start the app (upper right corner). You should be able to drag the files off the phone and do want you want (I think people paste it into a spreadsheet to plot it.

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Ah skip the drone.  :lol:  It's not important.  I just thought it might be perfect to have it do a follow mode around the track.  It sounds like you've got a lot going on while you're there already!  Gimbal steady footage will do fine!

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7 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

I don't record my WheelLog data. I just use if for real-time monitoring of my battery, speed, and temperature. Swipe from the left to configure WheelLog - what to record and where to save the log files. Then be sure to enable the logging when you start the app (upper right corner). You should be able to drag the files off the phone and do want you want (I think people paste it into a spreadsheet to plot it.

Thanks! I might just take some screen shots along the way and leave the recording for areas such as hill climbing and speed.

 

5 hours ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

Ah skip the drone.  :lol:  It's not important.  I just thought it might be perfect to have it do a follow mode around the track.  It sounds like you've got a lot going on while you're there already!  Gimbal steady footage will do fine!

 The Mavic will definitely be used. I finally have a safe area with no trees, obstacles and pedestrians to worry about.

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7 minutes ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

Sounds like fun!  How much do they charge for two hours?  :popcorn:

Somehow I knew you would be the first to ask.:)dSDQHsr.jpg

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8 hours ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

That's not too bad for free use of the facility.  Can you bring more people for the same rate?

I did not think so. My wife's mouth dropped a bit. No unfortunately additional people with my hobby would not be allowed. Traditionally you need a $2m liability policy.  We had to work out a plan. Sorry but I can't discuss it.

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On 7/28/2017 at 0:15 AM, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

Ah skip the drone.  :lol:  It's not important.  I just thought it might be perfect to have it do a follow mode around the track.  It sounds like you've got a lot going on while you're there already!  Gimbal steady footage will do fine!

I have had my DJI Spark for a few weeks and am still trying to get it to properly follow me around.   For the DJI videos it looks easy to pull off, but I'm still working on it.  One downside is that I live in the city in Chicago (a block away from Wrigley Field) and this area has a cell tower capacity for 10's of thousands of simultaneous calls, so the electromagnetic and magnetic interference from trains is huge ... it really messes up drone tracking systems.  

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I guess it's all relative.  I remember paying $80 per half an hour for a SeaDoo rental at Sylvan lake.  That included the wetsuit and life jacket rental.  The canoe rental at Lake Louise was about $105 per hour!  Being allowed to use a huge test facility like that seems pretty good in comparison!

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5 hours ago, Rehab1 said:

Here it is!

 

Great video. The time probably went way to fast.

So how fast did you take the ACM? When the drone was following you what was your approx speed. The scale of this place is so huge it probably makes the wheel feel slow :D

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15 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

So how fast did you take the ACM? When the drone was following you what was your approx speed. The scale of this place is so huge it probably makes the wheel feel slow :D

Not sure about the speed but the drone did have a hard time keeping up.  I set up the wheellog but and came home to edit the video and check the log but then all hell broke loose (work related.)  I packed up and headed to lake the lake for some R&R.  Not looking forward to tomorrow morning! 

23 hours ago, Chris Westland said:

For the DJI videos it looks easy to pull off, but I'm still working on it.

When using the active track follow mode it works best if you wear contrast colors. The bright green vest was not my idea as I was mandated to wear it while on the track but it paid off as the drone never lost sight of me.

 

11 hours ago, Slaughthammer said:

Uh... those slopes look look like they are 20% and 30%, not 20 or 30 degrees! The signs next to them indicate the same. that's a huge difference, with 20% beeing around 11° and 30% about 17° 

Thanks for the info. I learned something! :)

I found this chart online than helped me further understand the difference between slope percentages and degrees.

For anyone interested the red numbers on the chart indicate the slope percentages and the corresponding numbers above indicate the slope measured in degrees. So the 30% slope = 16.7 degrees.

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