"Allow me to give you something I made. It's a simple UDP setup that receives values from the planner, but you could easily turn it around to send values. Be careful though, I have noticed some float-precision problems within the python…"
"sorry, that was a bit vague. What i mean is, I would like to create a
virtual' interface system which where input is 'independent' i.e. some generic device is sending commands via UDP as Michael explained, where python…"
Not quite yet. Hobbyking just shipped the order for my first quadcopter build so I'll wait to gain some real life experience with these before deciding if there's any merit to having squadrons of quadcopters dropping…"
"Nice use of Inventor.
I've had a similar idea but also different: mine involves a quad with the "endcaps", as I call them (the end of each arm of a typical quad which holds the motor/ prop combo) to be on a swivel, that…"
"I definitely agree, go with 30 Amp, it is most likely because of availability of parts.
On another note I have found these
LanYu 40A 450 ESC Speed Controller S908 For RC Airplane Quadcopter
and they are Really cheap ordered…"
"Just to make sure that we're both on the same page... Keep in mind that the APM isn't processing the video at all. It's just able to drive servos/ ESCs.
It will definitely drive a 2 servo gimbal with a camera on it, and…"
"A different approach to all this is your underwater vehicle, tethered to a surface vehicle (boat) which follows it via the likes of gps and synchronous movements, and uses whatever above-water radios you please. "
"Looks nice, especially with the lighting. I was going to suggest what it seems like you'll be doing in v4. Get the wiring and all the structural rods going on the inside holes of this.
I'd like for his to make it…"
"I've been told it could be 3ds Max, another Autodesk product that I should really learn anyways.
Pretty safe to say that it would be extremely difficult to combine a 3d flight simulator, physics engine, and animation, but that is…"
[A long time after this conversation ended] I have finally secured the funds and time to get this build started. I plan to order everything within the next few days.
Several questions for you though:
So I will be getting the Talon…"
"What people originally regard as crazy sometimes turns out to be genius. In your case, sorry, but its not even remotely crazy. :) (See what I did there?) :)
I was thinking about this about an hour ago and am happy…"