Im fairly new to RC aeronautics and aircraft but have an idea and a need for a multi-rotor copter that will function of 4 blades while running around, but will have an extra 2 ducted fans that will engage when it needs to lift a autonomous submarine that myself and my team have developed(I am a 3rd year naval architecture marine engineering student as well as an officer in the Australian Navy). This is the challenge:
This Is my main question:
I am fairly novice at programming, i need some help in how would i make the copter go to the sub autonomously, then need to drive it manually( have FPV camera and gear) to pick it up, then to fly autonomously back to have with the extra 2 ducted heavy lift fans???
this is what it will do:
- Carry the sub to a nearby location(using 4 rotors and extra 2 ducted fans to carry the weight of sub), the sub will be deployed and do its thing
- copter to return home(running on 4 rotors) , while the sub is doing its thing
- return to the location of the sub to pick it up to return home
So the sub is fully equipped with just about everything you can think of with respect to electronics and sensors and has room for more if need be.
I have full access to my own 3D printer swell as carbon fibre and kevlar so no need for holding anything back.
Please feel free to ask any questions and any help or suggestions at all would be really appreciated.