Hey guys I am new to this can someone help me out. I'm have no UAV experiences but I'm willing to learn to make my rocket fly back. This is a senior project so I need to make this work. I'm making a rocket with fly back ability the rocket could get up to 25000 ft. So I need it to be antonymous.
I need to be able to upload a dozen or so way points with a telemetry kit(1miles of communication), I need it to be antonymous (maybe antonymous landing) following UPS waypoint. also I need to be able to manual override just in case I need more control.
I only have a joystick w/ USB port and a laptop for programming.
Can someone give me a list of what exactly do I need?
Also should I go with MediaTek or Ublox GPS is the extra price worth it?
What Telemetry frequency should I use 433MHz, 915MHz, or 2.4GHz for maximum distance
2- 5 miles, I think the first think is you need really, really good insurance.
Second thing...experience...starting out small and adding to UAV.
I'm still building mine and it is definitely a hobby that you have to take very seriously.
I'm just saying...no disrespect.
Is it a quadcopter? Rocket?
We will be launching in the middle of no where and we will have insurance. I'm just wondering if it can land autonomously.
Ardupilot should be able to do this fine. The most difficult part is going to be designing a rocket that can transition to winged flight, I assume I've read your intentions correctly?
yes, I know the rocket will be hard to make, that's why it's a senior project. also do you know how to program it to automatically land? and how many way points can i program into my rocket?
This page from the Arduplane wiki explains the auto landing function. Waypoints are only limited by memory, I don't know how many exactly, probably hundreds.
If you will be using a two-way telemetry, waypoints can be virtually unlimited since you can transmit new waypoints over-the-air. However, pre-programmed waypoints are only limited by memory. 900MHz is good enough for long range telemetry. For your distance needs, the 3DR Radio will suffice, but if you need a more powerful radio, RFD900 is the way to go.
Arduplane has autonomous take-off and landing, however, if the platform will be purely rocket, I suggest you take a look at the ArduRocket group.
And by the way, as others have suggested, start small. Do simulations first until you are 100% sure and proceed to implementation.