Helloplease compare paparazzi with ardupilot for this mission :uav specs :1) mass~30 kg2) 3 m span3) 2.5 m length4) conventional tail5) gas enginemission specs :1) 5 km range2) 1500 m alt3) 2 hr…Continue
"Here is the video...
It was a bit shaky (more PID tuning needed...) so I stabilized it with Youtube video editor... lost a bit of quality...
I'm quite happy with the results, the camera was simply…"
I just tested a cheap chinese HD action cam... and got very good results...
It's the "Exdreme Camera",
Image quality is very good, as good as a GoPro ! It goes up to 1080p at 30 fps, and 720p at 60 fps.
for the price you…"
Thanks for the info. I've been searching for a cam for my bixler 2 build. I just ordered the HoryzonHD V2. This was the last part that I needed to peg down. I was not wild about the gopro because of the mounting options in my…"
"IMO it is about the flight characteristic of the UAV and not the flight control boards/software you are using. The telemetry component may have some impact on the boards.
I have used both paparazzi and APM. I think APM is more user friendly because…"
"I have had good luck with a Nikon s9300. Comes with a cable you can use for live video out. You can even get creative and stick a servo on the camera so you can trigger the shutter to capture a still shot while you are in video mode."
Do you need HD video downlink? Do you want to use the GoPro WiFi solution for that?
If so, please consider that a WiFi cannot span 1500m.
If not, maybe a standard SD old fashioned analog composite video signal, CCD camera is better. They are fed…"
"Search for FPV systems (which consists of a small video transmitter on the UAS and a receiver on the ground). There are many available for SD video for a few hundred dollars or less. They vary in frequency and output power but other than that are…"
"The GoPro cameras can be powered with USB which is 5 volts (same as radio control gear). It might be a good idea to use a dedicated BEC for the camera so it doesn't overload the circuit powering the radio control gear and/or autopilot."
"I just got my gopro silver the other day. Still playing with it but looks good, esp with the protune feature. Ill be using mine for aerial photography/video but i wont be streeming it in real time. My setup is going to have a second low res camera…"