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Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew May 12. 16 Replies

Hello all, im a newbie looking to get into the drone business of mapping and surveying. I have a few quad copters that can take care of small jobs and stills but Im now looking to increase my reach…Continue

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Matthew replied to Samson's discussion Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?
"I'm looking at purchasing the FX-79 for my build. "
May 12
ScratchNodado replied to Samson's discussion Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?
"Hello Michael, Planning starts before i go to the field. I ask the client to give me perimeter of the area to map in kmz or kml file, so i can study the terrain in google earth. From google earth i create a polygon...convert it to shape…"
May 12
Sebastian Arenas replied to Samson's discussion Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?
"Great Stuff Mathew. I too have an X8 that i just got and am itching to set it up for mapping. I was originally going for a Canon S110 on a 2 axis gimbal but then i say the QX1 and was interested, however I was told that the Sony QX1 is a horrible…"
May 11
Michael replied to Samson's discussion Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?
"Hey ScratchN, I like the build you did with the Pix 2.1 and Sony A6000.  I am wanting to get into Mapping with my drones and thought you might have some helpful advice.  I have mainly multirotors and recently have been upgrading a Tarot…"
May 7
Matthew replied to Samson's discussion Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?
"Hello, I'm planning a build with a Sony QX1 and a Designing Innovation 2-axis gimbal. This will be controlled by the pixhawk 2. I think I have narrowed it down to the Skywalker X8 or Skywalker eve2000. Others that should fit the gimbal are: I…"
Apr 17
Matthew replied to Samson's discussion Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?
"Hello, I'm also new to the UAV world and would like to build a UAV for mapping. Is anyone interested getting me started?  Need a UAV Autopilot Camera How does everything work together? Use mission planner? Thank you!"
Apr 16
Sebastian Arenas replied to Samson's discussion Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?
"would also like to inbox you with a quick question on geo reffing the images w Mission Planner"
Feb 22
ScratchNodado replied to Samson's discussion Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?
"Maiden will follow after i replace the esc and props. I cant get the low and high end points after the throttle calibration....the 3 blade props are inefficient, will replace it with an 11x7 I did fiberglassed the belly upto the nose with 2 layers…"
Feb 13
Darrel Maddy replied to Samson's discussion Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?
"That build is almost identical to mine!  Have you flown it yet? Weather has been crap here so no chance for me yet, Have you added any additional strengthening beneath the camera?  I am probably going to use a servo gimbal (2-axis) but…"
Feb 13
ScratchNodado replied to Samson's discussion Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?
"No problem :). Will try to help you as far as i can. There are also lots of members here who are willing to help."
Feb 13
Samson replied to Samson's discussion Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?
"Congrats on your new fixed wing, it looks great! I just sent you a friend request. I'd like to inbox your if you don't mind me picking your brain a little. Thanks ScratchNodado"
Feb 12
ScratchNodado replied to Samson's discussion Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?
"Hi, I also do aerial mapping using diy fixed wing. Just finished my current aerial mapping platform using... Skywalker eve2000 Pixhawk 2.1 Sony A6000"
Feb 12
Jacob Johnson replied to Samson's discussion Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?
"Hello, I was just talking to a guy in Radio Shack who had come in for a part, and he told me that if he had to buy a new drone, he would go for the 3DR Solo.  I looked it up, and you can get it from Amazon or Best Buy for under $300 (I was just…"
Feb 12
TechStuf replied to Samson's discussion Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?
"Might I interest you in one of my earliest builds? I kid, mostly.  Looks like Marc and Darrel got you covered!"
Feb 12
Darrel Maddy replied to Samson's discussion Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?
"Samson, I started building fixed-wing drones for AP a couple of years back. The building is an easy process (you will get really good at this as crashing is part of the learning process).  If you have never flown an RC plane however I would…"
Feb 11
Marc Dornan replied to Samson's discussion Is it possible for me to build a DIY mapping fixed wing drone?
"Sure you can. And you can buy them from here: https://event38.com/fixed-wing/e384-mapping-drone/   (among other places), You could buy all the same components and make this yourself -- but you really need to have done some flying first."
Feb 10

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