I am new to all of this subject, I have been reading for quite a while now though.
I am wondering, very hypothetical questions out of pure interest before I even start considering a build:
As you run the ground station on a notebook, can I run it on windows mobile?
Can I usb connect the Ardu pilot to a smartphone (with mobile internet access) via USB?
And if I can do this, can I not simply acess the phone remotely and control the autopilot via mobile internet link on my smartphone?
Would this theoretically make autonomous flight with in-flight waypoint upload and GPS coordinate & flight data livefeed to my notebook possible?
Is there anyway to feed RC signals into my notebook and transmit them via internet connection?
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated, I am trying to think as simply as possible here!
I know there are Arduino GPRS boards, but in the smartphone I have semi live video feed etc whihc would at least come in handy for long range operating.
Would I be better off using the conventional, tried and tested setup with signal enhancers if I want to increase the maximum effective range and scraping my smartphoen idea?
Electronics skills etc are all available, go crazy with the theory if u like ;)
Thanks for your thoughts!!