Hey,

I have never attempted a UAV before (I just fly helis) but have been on these forums a bit looking at the amazing stuff that you all do and now I have finally got around to wanting to build one for myself (most likely a plane) and am wondering where to begin and how to learn the whole process. Keep in mind I have no comprehension of anything whatsoever!

Thanks a lot,
James

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James,

We're working on a guide (or roadmap) to help people like yourself quickly get to the steps and info necessary to start a DIY UAV project, but it's only in the early stages. For now, start with this page and then look around this site and others to learn what you can.

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/a-newbies-guide-to-uavs

Hope this helps,
Paul
Thanks a lot,

I will have a read through that post and have a closer look around the fourms.

James
Hey,

I have been looking around for a suitable plane for the UAV and come accross this: http://www.modelflight.com.au/rc_model_electric_planes/park_flyer_s.... I don't want to spend much more than this price on the plane and have all the radio gear, motors, ESC, .. etc that I could want to get this thing going.
What I want to know is, Is that plane big enough/suitable for a UAV using the Ardupilot system?

Thanks,

James
It looks really small. Why not go for something with a bit more interior room and make your life easier? The best UAV platforms are those with spacious interiors.
Hi,

Thanks for the reply. Yes it is a bit small now that I look at it again. My main attraction is that it is under AU$80 which is really the most I want to spend on the airframe. Are there some other good highwing planes around for about this money?

Possibly this as well altohugh it is more expensive would it do the job? http://www.hobby-lobby.com/mini-telemaster_7012_prd1.htm
or this
http://www.modelflight.com.au/eflite/eflite-mini-ultra-stick.htm


Thanks for your patience,

James
Why not just choose an EasyStar?

We've got a whole page of recommendations for beginners linked right on the front page of the site. Why not start there?
Thanks a lot chris,
I didnt see that page. I'm sure it will help a great deal.

James
Hi,

I have been reading a lot and think I am getting to grips with what is going on inside a UAV now. My first of most likely many questions to come is how does xbee wire up inside the UAV and at the ground station? Which xbee parts/modules are needed at each end?

Thanks a lot,

James
James,

We've already written a tutorial on that. It's here. You can see a list of all ArduPilot posts at the bottom of its home page.
awesome thanks a lot Chris
Another question,

Does anyone know the laws that apply to model UAV's in Australia. I have been searching for a while and ll i can find are the laws that apply in America.

Thanks a lot,

James
your in luck CASA has already done a fair bit of policy work in the area of UAV's. Here is an advisory circular http://www.casa.gov.au/wcmswr/_assets/main/rules/1998casr/101/101c0...

Here is another link for more information http://www.casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dll?WCMS:STANDARD:1088824351:pc=P...

Let me know if you want anything else.

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