I apologize in advance if there are other posts relating to my query for I am very new to this and may not have understood all that I have read.
I have recently got a joystick connected to my pc to control servos connected to my Arduino. This got my brain ticking!
I want to build a model plane that can be controlled from my pc joystick. I would like to have virtual instruments on my screen similar to those in a real aircraft. Ie. Artificial Horizon, Airspeed, Altimeter, Compass and Rpm gauges.
Firstly: Is it feasible to have the following...
Basically all data will be sent from the ArduIMU and Airspeed Sensor through the Xbee back to the PC where it will be displayed appropriately. Meanwhile the Joystick will be controlling the servos.
Later I would like to program the aircraft based Arduino to act as a autopilot once control signal is lost.
My main question is: Can the arduIMU V2 flat (with a GPS) be easily connected to an Arduino, and will I be able to read the following off it: Ground Speed, Altitude, Pitch, Roll (both in relation to the horizon) and Current Course??
I look forward to your responses.