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
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…"
"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…"
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…"
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'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
How does everything work together? Use mission planner? Thank you!"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
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…"