Hey guys! So 2012 is going to be MyGeekShow’s year of “Technology Aided Flight” where I’ll focus on going from just flying around the field, to full FPV and waypoint supported autopilot. I’m doing some research right now into possible solutions, but would like any help you could provide in deciding which system might work best. A perfect solution would have the following characteristics:
FPV – First Person View transmitted to ground station
Sensors – Airspeed, Altitude, Heading, Watt Hours/Volt status, etc.
Flight Recording – Downloadable results from the flight
OSD – On Screen Display with sensors results
Flight Stabilization – Move control surfaces to improve flight stability
RTH - Return to Home failsafe
Waypoints – Appear on OSD
Autopilot – Complete flights to multiple waypoints
Ground Station Tracking – Ground station to track the airplane and control it’s tx/rx direction to improve RF strength
I’ve found plenty of websites that can provide the above equipment… but they are all separate components, and none of them really support a true autopilot (which in my mind means the aircraft can operate to multiple waypoints in succession). I was hoping that DIYDrones had a more integrated solution.
I’m not asking someone to do a bunch of homework for me, but if you know of a project that someone has completed that has simlar capabilities, or a website(s) that would help me find what I’m looking for, it would help a lot!
Thank you for your help,