"" - Camera $ 40 "
Not the camera in this video or any other camera able to see a human from 500ft+ will be under $300.
I have gone down this road and the only cheap option is a high quality FPV camera with a fixed focal…"
"There are tons of GPRS modules out there. Lots of them in the $15-30 range.
They aren't transparent serial links though, so you'd need to write code for both the airborne firmware and the ground station.
I don't really…"
I don't necessarily believe throwing more hardware at a problem will fix it but I have not seen this brought up in here. Will this device make up for what the phonedrone is missing and save you guys some work?Here it isSee More
Found this on Hack-a-day and it made me wonder how much black magic (coding) it would take to interface this with my ArduPilotMega2.0 (APM2.0). I ask because I couldn't spell "computer coding" twice correctly even if I were paid…See More
"Thank you for responding, I didn't know the Xbee 900 preformed so well. 5k is do-able for my project so I guess I should just go with those and some nicely built Tx Rx antennas. Would be nice to know how to amplify the crap out of…"
"please bare with me and this stupid question but... If I understand correctly you are receiving telem data from the APM2.0 (via xBee shield) as well as sending telem data i.e. waypoints back to the APM2.0 directly from the receiver…"