Are there any plans to build an autopilot based on Raspberry PI ? That would make sense IMHO. There are two major advantages: one could use 3G modems to control the plane and cheapo USB webcamsContinue
"Could we have categories for posts ? So that it's clearly visible from the frontpage is something is open source & free or paid/requires a monthly fee and maybe a seperate category for regular posts that describe events, news etc."
"Ok but why HD to begin with ? I mean something like 640X400 would be more than adequate and the bandwith requirement is almost 4 times lower. Not to mentio that it's going to need less computing power for compression.
Also why FPV ? I mean any…"
"What's the purpose of a ducted fan ?
Once you start moving fast in horizontal plane it effectively becomes a plane with almost no wings.
So technically it's a tailsitter that's a little bit less affected by wind in hovering stage but…"
"Have you done the math on it ? How much power do you need to sustain a flight (with all the electronics**? Calculate per hour and convert into Wh / 24h. From the point just see how much surface area you need for solar panels
If this is your 50%…"
"I don't think that the tailsitter is necessarily much more affected than some of the quad fixed wing hybrids that have been posted here. It's practically the same.
Wind is a problem for real VTOLs too. AFAIK harriers had problems with it…"