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
"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…"
"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…"
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
"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!)"
"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…"
"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…"