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Netbook for ground station?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Wolfe Feb 28, 2010. 2 Replies

Having built a 5GHz video downlink, I'm now looking for portable display screen. Rather than spend money on a single-use screen I'm considering a netbook with a USB video capture device. That way, I…Continue

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Brian Wolfe replied to Mat's discussion Netbook for ground station?
"I use a netbook for a ground station. Works great as a GUI and for logging telemetry data, very compact and great battery life. To echo what Marc says though the Atom processor can be a little slow and not up to the task of some things. I've…"
Feb 28, 2010
Marc Daniels replied to Mat's discussion Netbook for ground station?
"Those Atom processors are not as powerful as a Pentium 4, and are not designed for the usual load of a desktop/laptop usage. You may run into problems running the usb video device, video recording with encoding, a ground station with a usb-serial…"
Feb 28, 2010
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Netbook for ground station?

Having built a 5GHz video downlink, I'm now looking for portable display screen. Rather than spend money on a single-use screen I'm considering a netbook with a USB video capture device. That way, I can also use it as an autopilot ground station.Spurred on by http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/cheap-netbook-deals, I'm looking at 10.1" Toshiba NB200 (£192 after cashback, but cashback ends today!) running Windows XP…See More
Feb 28, 2010
Mat commented on Roberto Hawkowski's blog post Low-cost hi-def camcorder for small UAVs
"This wasn't on a UAV, but I was mighty impressed with the HD video from the JVC GC-FM1 or Picsio a friend took on his Radian glider considering the light was pretty poor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPxm7eIqY2U (remember to turn HD on!)"
Feb 11, 2010
Mat commented on Jordi Muñoz's blog post Do you want an ArduPilotMega board? (Limited)
"Jordi: "Yes the [IMU] board will be sold via DIYDrones store." Hmmm, so my strategy of waiting until both were available to avoid two lots of shipping/customs into the UK won't work then? I have to get the ArudPilot Mega from…"
Feb 4, 2010
Mat commented on Jordi Muñoz's blog post Do you want an ArduPilotMega board? (Limited)
"I'm sorely tempted by this as I've been putting off buying into the existing kit. Can you detail more about what will eventually be required to get up in the air? I assume this is the basic board (much like the original ArduPilot) and will…"
Jan 24, 2010

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