if you find a way to make a cheap uav then please let me know. I also live in lancashire and the biggest problems I have are finding somewhere to test what I've built, the constant pennine winds and finding a good local supplier of parts.
I'm from Burnley but I've been tempted to go to knott end a few times to test flights but presumed it would always be as windy as when we stay at Maton Mere camp site. It's certainly a problem when using something like an easystar because they don't seem to cope well with any wind so testing days are few and far between. I have manage to develop some ground station software and currently experimenting with non 2.4Ghz video transmitters along with learning to FPV before I try my UAV at any long range . Have you started to build your UAV platform yet and if so which system did you decided to use?
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Hi. Mad about aircraft used to fly when l was a lot younger and really miss it, since then I have done a few hours in microlights and volunteered as aircrew in Lynx helicopters when on tour in the military. Memeber of the British Model Flying Association. I fly a RC glider 1.8M wingspan electric, love it. As a dream I have just started College as a mature student (55) Aeronautical Engineering, but I still need a job to survive but l am doing what l have wanted to do and really would like to build a UAV as cheap as possible. I am going to need some guidance and explanation, but l have to start some place.