"Wow, most definitely more than what I thought it would be. From perusing this site it appears that the hardware isn't terribly expensive so the real money is in software development? Just to get an idea, what would the cost be for the quad…"
"I don't really know and I don't know what is involved. I also don't know what is reasonable. Well, let me ask this question: Where does the expense come in? Hardware or development time?
I can't commit to a budget right…"
"Ok... this is exactly what I want. Anyone in the U.S. want to build one for me? I don't need the fancy hanger but I was actually looking to use this for a security application. I'm not sure how much this ScandiCraft is but I think it may…"
Sorry if this is the wrong category. Is it reasonably possible for a drone to go back to a specified point and recharge itself? If so, any threads or information on the topic would be much appreciated. GTSee More
"For the video problem you mentioned earlier. You don't need to review an hour of tape every day. Since the gates don't move (they have a fixed coordinate) you can just have the UAV take a single photo of the coordinate, then review that…"
"You don't need TALS to do auto launch and land any more (it's nice), high res. dgps, laser altimeter, sonar works well and cheap (in operations now)
There are many existing autopilot solution already out there so RD cost will lies in…"
"To keep the cost down, I would steer away from autonomous takeoff and landing. I think some kind of manual control is certainly advisable. I do agree though that a shift to a telemetry based manual flight control system would greatly enhance the…"