How much money do you have? Anything is possible but for what you want you'll probably not get much change back from R40 000.
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I am busy working on something exactly as you describe. A copter that can be used for mapping and photography.
The R40 000.00 mark will be reached just to get it flying with descent equipment.
I think R40k will be spent on decent sensors alone. Lifting 2kg is not an easy task.
Cannot agree more. I think we need to "enforce" people reading some FAQ's before posting things like "which UAV to buy to do complicated job with it and NO I do not have any experience - but lots of money".. :) I mean, "extra battery - 2 total" says it all :)
Thank you guys for the help! I have managed to learn a lot and realize how newb my post was. I have managed to build the setup I need.
@Jaan Kronberg: nobody in this post mentions having "lots of money", and nobody forced you to read this post. I read ALL the FAQ's, and I mentioned I am new to robotics. I have experience flying RC, just not with building this kind of UAV setup. I came to DIY drones to learn just that. If I wanted to "buy a UAV to do a complicated job" and not learn a single thing I could have done that. I don't know who you are, but your arrogance and condescension make me glad for that. I mean, the fact that you want to "enforce people" to do anything says it all.
The rest of you, thanks again, and thanks DIY Drones!
i am really sorry that my post sounded arrogant, it wasn't meant to be. joke, poke - yes, but arrogance.. my apologies.
nevertheless i still believe Richard's comment is very valid and it makes lots of sense to start with something small and simple..
I respect your apology. Thank you. I hope to learn from you in the future and contribute in any way I can.
Yes, same as Charlie. What did you end up going with? Something RTF or a custom job? It is an infinite labyrinth of possibilities out there.