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Antenna Tracking 3dr telemetry ??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Monroe Lee King Jr. Apr 23. 18 Replies

Any ideas and or help?!ThanksContinue

Tags: Tracking, Antenna

hexa ground station help

Started Jan 3, 2013 0 Replies

I am building a ground station for my new hexa.. looking for best tracking antenna solutionany suggestions?Continue

Tags: antenna, tracking, station, ground

3-Axis Stabilized

Started Dec 18, 2012 0 Replies

Hello people..Looking 2 acquire or build a 3-axis stabilized camera mount for my hexa..I already have "pitch" mount installed.. however I am looking for more control of camera payloads... any ideas…Continue

 

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Michael Keppeler replied to Andrew McKinstry's discussion Antenna Tracking 3dr telemetry ??
"Yeah it looks nice snd has some nice features. But it's pricy. And I already have an OSD and the 3dr radios, so no need to buy things twice. Depending on the servos, a self made tracker can stay well below 100USD. Apart from the fun it is…"
Apr 23
mP1 replied to Andrew McKinstry's discussion Antenna Tracking 3dr telemetry ??
"Sounds like you also need a servo to also point the video tx back to home."
Apr 22
mP1 replied to Andrew McKinstry's discussion Antenna Tracking 3dr telemetry ??
"Cheaper and better to buy a MFD AAT."
Apr 22
mP1 replied to Andrew McKinstry's discussion Antenna Tracking 3dr telemetry ??
"Just get an MyFlyDream Auto Antenna Tracker. THey sell for about $350 or so and if you do the math its cheaper to buy one of those than buy and build an ardustation along with all the servos and other assembly peices. WHile its fun to build the MFD…"
Apr 22
Michael Keppeler replied to Andrew McKinstry's discussion Antenna Tracking 3dr telemetry ??
"Thank you for all the replies! This is the plan: Vehicle: hexacopter with APM 2.6, GPS, 3dr radio, fpv with minimosd. FPV: fatshark transmitter 25 mW (german regulations :-( ), receiver to be determined, antenna immersionrc 13dB patch. Desired…"
Apr 22
Artem replied to Andrew McKinstry's discussion Antenna Tracking 3dr telemetry ??
"I hear ya!  it would be nice if 3dr would make a tracker in the same for factor as skylark AAT,  or skylark themselves teach their brainchild to understand mavlink on the ground w/o occupying a sound channel. Sound from the copter's…"
Apr 22
KipK replied to Andrew McKinstry's discussion Antenna Tracking 3dr telemetry ??
"If someboy looks for alternative tracker software, I've made an open source tracker compatible with Mavlink/UAVTalk/Multiwii MSP/Ublox/NMEA/LTM protocols here: It works on Arduino Mega or Teensy++2 boards. It also adds ground OSD feature on…"
Apr 22
Patrick Luciano replied to Andrew McKinstry's discussion Antenna Tracking 3dr telemetry ??
"Got my antenna tracker up and working just fine.  Used gear boxes from servo city and self modified continuous rotation servos.  If you go the continuous rotation route you need to make sure you get the servo city gear boxes with encoders…"
Apr 21
Michael Keppeler replied to Andrew McKinstry's discussion Antenna Tracking 3dr telemetry ??
"Has anybody made a working AT yet? All I could find was problems, problems, problems, but no real solutions and only little help. Even in this link http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/AntennaTracking there are quite a Lot of Open…"
Apr 20
Cuprum replied to Andrew McKinstry's discussion Antenna Tracking 3dr telemetry ??
"  Cont. rotation servos - maybe not, if You are not planning to use also contact rings to take cables from "head" to base.   I used a such kind of things like a "sail winch servo"  plus some travel reducing…"
Jul 24, 2013
Wayne Holt replied to Andrew McKinstry's discussion Antenna Tracking 3dr telemetry ??
"Hey guys....I'm building an antenna tracker now but unclear of whether I can use a continuous rotation servo for the pan axis or do I have to have one that just does 360 degrees?  I'm aware that with a continuous rotation servo,…"
Jul 23, 2013
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Bill Bonney replied to Andrew McKinstry's discussion Antenna Tracking 3dr telemetry ??
Jan 12, 2013
AlanGP replied to Andrew McKinstry's discussion Antenna Tracking 3dr telemetry ??
"Bit of a general enquiry this. I don't know much about the subject but I have seen a couple of threads about connecting 3DR radios and extracting data from Mavlink. Well beyond my programming skills. I think the info is there somewhere. Alan"
Jan 11, 2013

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