I don't really have much experience with RC flights at all, but I want to build an Arducopter and get into it. Here's the idea I had: I want to build an Arducopter that is controllable using the…Continue
"I have been working on something similar except just video streaming and camera pan and tilt. xbee's do not have enough bandwith for video at any good frame rate. my idea is using a separate Arduino with a wifi sheild that hosts…"
"how are you going to implement video to wifi?
wifi is very more complex than xbees or bluetooth are, if I where you, i would stay with to phone control and let the video running on a different system (much less weight and power consumption, much…"
I am new to the ArduCopter and I share this goal of smartphone control (although I want to use an Android phone.) I just bought an ethernet shield and a tiny wireless router: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0022TWQ22/ and…"
"i'm planning to controll the arducopter like this, too
but you need to do all the coding alone, there is nothing that is finished for this type of application
you could give the desired angles to the arducopter and make it fly like that, but it…"
"i'm not sure what controller you will be using, but there are several video tx/rx 1.2ghz, 2.4ghz, 5.8ghz, uhf and many others, uhf being the longest range. I would suggest for long range using UHF for controller, so if your video cuts out you…"
"xbee for video.. as i understand from replies(search the forum) this will not work unless maybe if you compress it so much it's really crappy video which defeats the points.
video is possible right now though via 3rd party system. there are…"
I don't really have much experience with RC flights at all, but I want to build an Arducopter and get into it. Here's the idea I had: I want to build an Arducopter that is controllable using the accelerometers of a smartphone, meaning that the copter "syncs" to the plane that the phone is currently facing. If the phone screen faces straight up, the Arducopter hovers, if you tilt it forwards, it flies forwards, etc. Ideally, the Arducopter is controlled directly from the smartphone, but perhaps…See More