I'm looking at getting into the DIY drone scene and am just about to purchase some parts. I'm after any comments on forseeable problems on my setup and choice of parts that might not stand out to a beginner like me.
Its more powerful, and has a smaller wingspan, so it flies quicker than the recommended planes. Hope it will do the job. Comments?
I dont have any DIY Drone gear at all yet. I would like to get parts so that I can use the fly-by-wire feature to help me control the plane better than leaving it up to just me, as I am an inexperienced flyer. Do I need a GPS for this setup considering I only want it to stabilise the plane? The recommendation on the website is the MediaTek or the Ublox GPS. The Ublox is double the price but has a lower refresh rate. Is the MediaTek OK or is the Ublox better for some reason?
Some more questions:
Which is better for my purposes, X,Y,Z sensors or ArduIMU? I dont really see the difference functionality wise. I would prefer to support DIY Drones with the ArduIMU rather than a third party product. They are both $99 anyway but which is better?
How important is an airspeed sensor? It sounds like this is optional?
Thanks all for your time! And G'day from Australia. Any other Aussies on the news group? I'm in St Kilda, Melbourne, and would love to meet with anyone close by that is using this gear. I'm thinking of writing up an article for one of our local electronics or RC magazines once done.