Weight: < 10 pounds.
Wingspan: < 5 feet.
Material: Foam with carbon inserts.
Shape: Flying Wing (Still Experimenting).
CPU: x86 1.0GHZ 256 MB RAM
Telemetry: GSM w/ LTE
Data: GSM w/ LTE
Power: Lipo for CPU/DATA/GPS
Engine: Gas Combustion (Possibly Diesel)
Range: 4 Hours
Sensors: HD Video, Altimeter, GPS, Yaw, Roll, Pitch
OS: Windows CE
Price: < 1000$
The Zombie Scanner is my Drone project. I have been interested in drones for over five years and have been a lurker on this website for just as long. I think it's time I take my drone down off paper and get serious about joining the drone flyer's club. The basic design principles are it has to be hand launched, it has to have long as possible loiter, It must use cellular communication for telemetry and data, It must have an on board computer for control and communication, It must fly completely autonomous, It must be able to navigate GPS waypoints, It must be able to deliver real time video, and it must be able to land safely at base on command including emergency's like loss of data/telemetry, And it must parachute to the ground in case of power outage.
What I have done so far:
Besides learn how much it was going to cost me which I can't afford (Yes I am so broke I cannot even afford 1000$), I have only just a design on paper and a parts list.
So it's just a matter of "Save money and do it!".
Why the Zombie Scanner:
Because I think that drones are too expensive to buy from drone companies and none offer the features that should be standard. I want to offer a less then 1000$ drone for the masses utilizing the existing cellular network, and having a range and feature set that anyone in the world would want to own.
A million people would buy this when I finish it. Think a drone you can fly in your city or town and any spot you pick from your laptop, you can fly there and take video. FPV flying, Photography, Zombie warning, Endurance, Ease of Use, Safety, Cheap! Sign me up!
Parts I need:
-GSM/ LTE Module with RS232 Connector 100$
-x86 CPU w/ 256 MB RAM + rs232 or USB(Any Small Form Factor) 125$
-Carbon Fiber 25$
-OS 4 Stroke + Mount 300$
-Propeller 6-9 inch 25$
-Lipo battery 50$
-GPS Sensor (USB or RS232) 100$
-Altimeter and INS(Yaw, Roll, Pitch) 50$
-Windows CE 30$
-Misc (cabling mostly) 10$
-Fuel Tank 30$
Total: < 1000$
I look forward to giving you all updates.