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Does the quad have to be connected to the ground station to run a pre programmed mssion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doss Miller Feb 1, 2013. 4 Replies

I was wondering if I programmed a mission that required the quad to fly out of ground and TX communication range would the quad finish the mission and return to home as programmed?Continue

Does the gopro hero 3 have video out for fpv use?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Hansel Jan 31, 2013. 1 Reply

Like the title asks. I was wondering if anyone is using the hero 3 for fpv and if it is any better for fpv use than anything else out there in the price range.

Really looking forward to this.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doss Miller Jan 29, 2013. 11 Replies

Well I am diving head first into this corner of the R/C hobby. I have been doing R/C aircraft for quite a while now and was amazed the first time I saw a well performing quad rotor. I am now even…Continue

 

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Doss Miller replied to Doss Miller's discussion Does the quad have to be connected to the ground station to run a pre programmed mssion?
"Some of these quads can travel at very quick lateral speeds. I would think they would be able to travel to quite a distance out in a short amount of time, do some quick surveillance and return home quickly. With these auto missions how is the speed…"
Feb 1, 2013

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u4eake replied to Doss Miller's discussion Does the quad have to be connected to the ground station to run a pre programmed mssion?
"I've done it multiple times with arduplane in a 375g foam swiftII and over scarcly populated areas.  It works very nice.  But start out with small mission in line of sight and just turn of your tx to see if it works ok. Use common…"
Feb 1, 2013
Peter Meister replied to Doss Miller's discussion Does the quad have to be connected to the ground station to run a pre programmed mssion?
"In theory yes of course it would, but it is not recommended you do that. Keep missions within LOS - Line of Sight and below 400ft keep it within visual range. Also note, most quads do not have the battery capability to pull off long range missions,…"
Feb 1, 2013
Mike Boland replied to Doss Miller's discussion Does the quad have to be connected to the ground station to run a pre programmed mssion?
"Yes, one of the FailSafe settings in 2.9 is to continue an Auto mission."
Feb 1, 2013
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Feb 1, 2013
Doss Miller replied to Doss Miller's discussion Really looking forward to this.
"Not to mention quieter operation as well. Swinging bigger props at lower speed does not sound like a pack of pissed off insects. I had picked out some 1000kv motors but now think I will take a look at some 870ish motors."
Jan 29, 2013
Joshua Ott replied to Doss Miller's discussion Really looking forward to this.
"It's probably safe to assume that the figures advertised are max thrust, and you can extrapolate down from there to get a general idea of %50 throttle, just remember motor curves are just that -- a curve. I'm going to try the T-motors…"
Jan 28, 2013
Doss Miller replied to Doss Miller's discussion Really looking forward to this.
"The motors I have picked out have a chart like that but no throttle percentage. I can only assume that the #'s provided are at 100% throttle."
Jan 28, 2013
Joshua Ott replied to Doss Miller's discussion Really looking forward to this.
"Look for a retailer who will provide you with the info. Something like this."
Jan 28, 2013
Doss Miller replied to Doss Miller's discussion Really looking forward to this.
"Is there any type of formula to figure this out without actually just buying stuff and trying it."
Jan 28, 2013
Joshua Ott replied to Doss Miller's discussion Really looking forward to this.
"Doss,  I didn't mean to ignore your question. If you shoot for a hover at %40-50 throttle, that's probably going to leave you PLENTY of climbout authority, and keep your motors in their efficiency happy spot. I would focus amp draw to…"
Jan 27, 2013
Joshua Ott replied to Doss Miller's discussion Really looking forward to this.
"Honestly, most multi-rotors, by their nature, have plenty of power. I would think about your system design in terms of prioritizing the weight.  For example: If you want to maximize endurance and don't need to lift a heavy payload, then…"
Jan 27, 2013
Doss Miller replied to Doss Miller's discussion Really looking forward to this.
"Yes to all of that. Good idea on the test stand. As far as power to weight ratio for picking a motor setup I read that I should try to maintain a 60% weight to available thrust ratio to have a good responsive craft. Meaning that say I have a max…"
Jan 27, 2013
Joshua Ott replied to Doss Miller's discussion Really looking forward to this.
"I assume you have a lipo charger and a prop balancer if you've been flying RC already. Mission Planner needs a machine running Windows or Linux, a laptop or tablet is most convenient. I would strongly recommend installing LED position lights on…"
Jan 27, 2013
Doss Miller replied to Doss Miller's discussion Really looking forward to this.
"I figured that would fall under the hardware I had mentioned."
Jan 27, 2013
Stephen R Mann replied to Doss Miller's discussion Really looking forward to this.
"Props.  Buy eight because you're going to go through a few while learning to fly."
Jan 27, 2013

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About Me:
33 Years old, helicopter mechanic, been into R/C for at least 15 years. Have several years of machine shop experience and am well versed with machining titanium, other materials, and alloys.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I want to setup a full autonomous quad rotor for surveillance purposes.
Hometown:
Midlothian, Texas

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