I would like to get into flying drones and i'm really excited I just don't know what to buy. Since I would like to have a FPV system and of course Ardupilot. I'm about to purchase the already made system from Udrone but I was really hoping for some longer flight times than the standard 30-40 minutes. How about 3+ hours?
Is Nitro out of the question or really that much harder to use with Ardupilot? I'm thinking generally I could get better flight times. I guess you could say i'm a stereotypical redneck engineer that lives in North Dakota in the middle of the oil boom so I don't think oil/loud engines is necessarily a problem for me..
I have read a lot of people saying they are getting longer flight times but reading on later in the post it becomes more and more apparent that they are making up stories so I would appreciate an honest opinion.
I am leaning towards an already made kit but I wouldn't mind just a plane with an FPV system to calibrate/practice with before I start using APM. Eventually I would like to add some thermal imaging/image tracking to the live video stream which I might not be able to accomplish but it sure would be fun to try and I will of course post updates about my progress.
With these future goals in mind where should I start? What airframe/model will have a high payload capacity and 3+ hour flight time?
I know all of you veteran APM guys are busy and maybe this seems like a silly post to answer I would appreciate any help/guidance/direction/patience I can get.
Been working on the MK802 iv. I see that the Linux perloaded OS is now available. I'm busy trying to do it myself with some help.
Has anyone experimented with a small compressor that burns the compressed air with a solid fuel. Small efficient long burning rocket.
The gas I've seen being used N2O but it seems that it runs out before the solid fuel is spent. A compressor could continuously compress air would serve for a much longer burn time.
3rd Week of trying to follow instructions to install Linux on the MK802IV. Unfortunately no video available to show the steps.
Still no luck on getting the MK802iv working. A lot of time wasted on something which is simple.
How's that Bixler coming????????
My Bixler? Oh man I haven't even touched it in weeks. I got everything in the mail and got it all set up. All my servos all work but I can't get my motor to arm it just keeps beeping. I've tried moving the throttle all the way down then all the way up then all the way up then all the way down. I've adjusted my trim...I'm wondering if I have a bad ESC.
I'll probably take it to a hobby shop and see if they can do it or know what the problem is.
Step one: get time from work.