Basically, I'd like to get some computer assistance into the loop, using telemetry data to allow the system to act like fly-by-wire software, tweaking and moderating the control inputs to stop the pilot from departing from a safe flight envelope. If done right, it should make the aircraft controllable with just one two-axis thumbstick, trading separate controls for all the surfaces for basic up-down/left-right and a throttle slider. I was just wondering if it would be at all possible to build this into the actual handset (ignoring for a moment the issue of how the telemetry data would get to said handset) so that I could use the tried and tested transmission method, rather than having to fight past the latency and patchy signal issues of something like an XBee.
If not, then hey, back to the drawing board I guess. This is still early concept stages, so no great loss.
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If you have a standard rc system that can take over in case of emergency you can surely build your custom system. The best option is to use the trainer port of the rc handset itself, mostly accepting so called PPM signals. These can be modulated by an arduino board. One example of many: http://www.ianjohnston.com/content/index.php?option=com_content&... but there are some other projects following that path. Doing it this way allows you to use the rc gear in case the self-made solution won't work.