Hi everyone,My name is Nickolas, and I'm new here. We are starting a new Unmanned vehicle systems course here at EMU, and I plan to do my senior/honors thesis project on the topic of UAVs. We are…Continue
"If this is for the students (most of which are probably not experienced with R/C or UAS) I think you better pick a slower and easier to fly airframe. The reaper looks nice but from what I hear it is prone to stalling in the hands of a beginner.…"
"Right, but if you use the counter-rotating motor, then you need a lefthand and right hand prop, and also,HK is backordered, so I was going to go over to my local hobby shop and get several props of difference pitch, measure amp draw and thrust and…"
"Yes, right. You can easily use the DX7, I use the DX8 (not because I need it today but it never hurts to go a little better). Default config you need 5 channels, 6 and 7 give you pan and tilt for a camera or other features. 8 is just for fun stuff."
"I cannot recommend a novice setting up a gas/glow plane with the APM system today. There are some bugs regarding some configs and unless you had serious RC experience previously, not the place to start. Sorry.
We do not have collision avoidance code…"
"Yes, all the telemetry kits are 2 way, both the new radios or Xbees, but the new radios have higher bandwith and work MUCH better. I have both and have done the die by side. The new ones are half the cost and work better.
Also, I know today the…"
I am interested in doing a similar project. however I want to use the Hangar 9 or the nextstar select ARF trainer, both are gas engines. I want to use the udrones, arduautopilot with sonar/collision avoidance sensor, altitude sensor, gps…"
"You are correct, but Hobby King is out of good matching sized props, and 3DR doesn't sell them. The 2 blades will work until I can tell you what is the actual tested best prop combo. Point beingm, thse are a close enough match to fly well and…"