First of all thank you, this is a great website and will help me loads :)
And also can I say, I admit. I am a complete noob to this forum, which is why I didn't know where to post this topic. Sorry.
Anyway, on with my project:
I plan to build a relatively cheap UAV which can fly around 2 miles away, with a wireless camera mounted, and a reciever which connects to my laptop via USB and has the ability to record. I don't want anything too fancy, no auto-pilot or anything. just the basics
Here's what I propose to use
A scale predator UAV RC Electric airplane with a 74.8in wingspan
A 2.4GHz Wireless Camera (note I will not be using the Reciever that comes with it)
A 2.4GHz Wireless USB camera reciever & recording Software
TP Link 2.4GHz 15dbi Outdoor Omni-Directional Antenna
Now, here are my problems and questions.
I understand that the USB reciever needs a power source, but because I plan to set up the station outside, I was thinking either somehow getting solar power or using power from the laptop via USB. So what should I use to power it? Also I am British, so it would need to configure with british outputs etc.
Would this camera and reciever work together? What range would they have?
I understand that I need a radio, any reccomendations?
Would all this equipment work smoothly together?
How long would the batteries last in the UAV?
What modifications would i need to make in order to make the camera fit the UAV?
Is there anything else I have missed? any reccomendations?
And finally, is this worth it?
Thanks for all your time, and your help would be greatly appreciated