can I use both?? so I can record data of flight and watch the view through camera and record it...??
if yes, then how do i need to wire them together??
sure you can have them together. you can record data of flight (telemetry) and you can record (and see) the video signal from FPV gear. You need the VideoTX and camera. Also the sound, if you want to hear (record) the motors reaction and vibration, etc.
I would you need to use different frequency between Video Tx for FPV and Telemetry frequency.
Mine is 2.4GHz for RC TX, 900MHz for Video Tx, 800(or 433)MHz for telemetry. For video tx you could find also 1.2 or 5.8 GHz
Take a look at minimOSD documentation and you will see the way how to wire.
there is only one APM telemetry port.. how come I can use radio and OSD ports together??
thanks for help..
so you mean I need 2RX and 2TX for both radio and video.. right?? because of different frequency...
Thanks Bill it really helps...
Hey Bill and Peter- My name's Vince and I'm about to get into my first UAV project, and I need some direction. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I do, currently have, a working FPV setup in a Skysurfer, and I've read the Arduplane materials several times, so that let's you know where I'm starting from.
I'm scared to order because I'm not completely confident that I "get it."
I need an autopilot that will get a plane flying a pattern over agricultural land, and I need to be able to change that pattern from the ground when needed (Telemetry Kit, correct???)
I'd also like the plane to have maximum time aloft, and be able to locate it with gps somehow if it crashes.
In addition to the plane and what it needs to fly, I think I need:
Thanks for the time!
Purpose/Background Info- I am putting this together for a friend and commercial berry farmer who has thousands of Starlings (birds) destroy his crops every year. We've noticed that birds of prey send them running from great distances, so I manually loitered my Skysurfer overhead last summer and it sent them running, and kept them away (He was literally jumping for joy). We need to get a plane patrolling above on it's own, if possible.
Here's a combined kit from 3DR which supports telemetry. I would also recommend getting an airspeed sensor as this will help with windy conditions.
The telemetry will help you find it if it's crashed, but I would recommend having a separate battery for the APM from the the motor. At least if the motor battery is exhausted you would be able to still 'hear' the APM telemetry output.
As for flight time, I can really help you that much. From what I have read it does seem that 1hr seems to be a ballpark max reported. Techpod (http://hobbyuav.com) a new plane design for endurance is claiming it may be able to fly for 2hrs (maybe more). Again this is all experimental, so no real stats to speak of.
This guy seems to get very long flight times using a glider http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/full-autonomous-cross-country-s...
I'm sure others will have more useful information on endurance.
Hope that is helpful :)