"Take a look at the Raytheon Cayote UAV. You'll find many pictures online to get ideas. I'm not saying it's a good design, but it's one of the few tube-launched UAVs that have pictures online available for the public."
"Your plane sounds like it is 3 channel? Throttle, elevator, rudder correct? I had an APM 2.5 in a glider just like this. Rudder servo is plugged into aileron output since it has the affect of ailerons. Nothing else needs to change and it's very easy…"
"Yes of course. In fact I would only recommend using joystick in non-manual modes. Latency and resolution is simply not there for full manual (servo-pass thru control). Here is a video of one of my planes that I fly strictly with a joystick (no r/c…"
"I would also love to have 2 joysticks. 1 for controlling the vehicle, and the other to control a payload such as a camera. This may be possible using 3rd party software running in the background of windows, however it will probably take some effort…"
"If you read my comments you will see that you don't need to spend $250. You get plenty of range by buying a single RFD900 (~$90-$100) for the ground station, and a $15-$20 cheap 100mw china module for the aircraft. I get over a mile and retain 90%…"
"Good point. I actually use an RFD900 on the ground and use it for both telemetry and control. Have 100% success so far without any issues. Arducopter/arduplane is so dang reliable now, I have enough faith in it that I no longer use RC receivers…"
"I second the RFD900. I've been using an RFD900 on the ground and cheap $15-$20 100mw radios in the aircraft and I'm getting over a mile with 90% or more RSSI quality. With RFD900 on both air and ground, you can expect 20-40km of range. I'll never…"
"Looks awesome! I will give it a try once your custom software makes into the next official release of tradheli firmware.
Do you have any info on how you added a governor?, or are you not running one at all but instead a throttle curve?
"Have you tried swapping your TX/RX wires? TX on ground radio should go to RX of FTDI adapter, vice versa for RX on ground radio. TX on aircraft radio should go to RX on Pixhawk/APM telemetry port, vice versa for RX on aircraft radio."
"Hi everyone. I'm a huge fan of the RFD900 data radios and have been using them for the past couple years. Over this time period, I have come up with a nice 3D printed enclosure for it. It can be useful for both aircraft mounting as well as ground…"