Hello guys, I've been wanting to get into UAVs and RC planes for a while now, but only now have the money to afford this type of project.
I've done research, and I understand the bare-bone basics of RC planes and how they work, but I still don't fully understand how the Channel\Radio system works.
Secondly, I don't understand how the camera hardware is installed into the RC plane. Where does it hook up to, and how does it get power?
Also, are GPS's mandatory in UAVs? What benefit do they provide?
Next, I'm confused as to choosing a copter/plane. How long of a flight time do you guys get with your UAVs? Which would be cheaper, fixed wing or copter? And if I choose to go fixed-wing, what could I do to get a longer flight-time? In addition, what models of planes would be the best for long, stable flight, the small foam planes like the bixler, or the big fiberglass "drones" with the massive wingspan?
Lastly, how does live camera feed work?
Thank you guys so much for the help, I appreciate it!