This video shows a Ready To Map X5 configuration running APM 2.6, with an SX260 mapping camera. The Bungee Launch system allows for very easy and safe autonomous hand launches with the X5 RTM UAV. Special thanks to Simon Wunderlin for tips on the bungee!
The units draw about 3.5-4A at cruise and carry a 4000mah Lipo so average flight duration of about 40 minutes, max 50 minutes.
It cruises at around 40-45kph resulting in an average total flight transect of 25km. I think 30km round trip is also very achievable but I like to be conservative in my estimates.
The two units in this video will be deployed to the Jane Goodall Africa Projects initiative through a Conservation Drones project.