Hello,This is my first post as I have recently become interested in UAV for a research project I would like to conduct.I have received prices for the commercial small UAVs and they have very large…Continue
Thanks for the feedback. From my reviews to date the wings seem to be more stable in higher winds. I have watched many videos of the X8 wing with autopilot and it seems very stable and excelent for video too. Just a little too big for my…"
"There is no off the shelf system under 10k Jon that will fly in 50 kph winds. I have managed this landing method a couple of times with my wings using the same autopilot as this.
I'm not quite as against EPP wings as Joe they have their place…"
Yes, it did include autolaunch/land but I think you did not get the gist of my diatribe - the 3.2K was for the AIRFRAME ONLY, ie, only the composite parts, fuse,wings,landing gear, tail, etc, No Avionics, no software, no servos ( servos for the…"
"Joe, thanks for the comments Joe.
Looks like you have an interesting project there. The resolution sounds very good. I prepared to sacrifice some of my resolution to reduce costs at this stage. If my first airframe works well i will look to invest…"
"Thanks for comments.
I never said my budget was $600. I'm prepared to spend some cash to try and create a viable system for my needs.
Yes, i plan to be able to fly the system manually with training.
I have seen a commercial mapping system…"
"I Agree with Gary. The typical hobbiest approach to UAV is , without belittling the process, at best a hack. Building a one-off from EPP, bits of wood and glue is easy, making a rugged, idiot proof plane that none flyers, ie, surveyers, can…"
"Nothing out there for under $50,000 can fly in 50 kph winds and land on gravel. You will not be able to get 5km range out of your command and control link without spending a chunk of money. Probably that alone will eat up your $600.
You have to…"
"yes I know that very much was invested in R&D to create these drones... but why gain/profit it only in few sales? Will be much more easy to everyone budgets, if theirs investments will paid of the many sales... yes, they will selling it a lot!My…"
Hello,This is my first post as I have recently become interested in UAV for a research project I would like to conduct.I have received prices for the commercial small UAVs and they have very large price differences. I nearly had a heart attack when I received a quote for a GateWing X100.Therefore, based on the US$600 start-up that has been presented on this site I might give it a go to build my own.:Why I need a UAV?:I need to map relatively flat areas of approximately 2 km2 to obtain an…See More