I bought an Frsky DF 2.4Ghz Combo Pack and dismantled the transmitter package and built my own transmitter as shown.
Apart from the DFT 8-channel transmitter, the RC Tx/Rx unit has an own built board with 2 psoc1 mcu’s from Cypress for generating the ppm signal, reading the sticks position and BT pc communication.
Milling of pcb
A python program controls the settings of the RC Tx/Rx unit and displays the telemetry data
The different parts of the quadcopter are milled in plastic and aluminum. The flightcontroller is the wellknown KK2.0.
This video illustrates the adaptation of a ArduPilot Rover to the Artificial Intelligence DonkeyCar environment. This includes the adding-editing of 5 files of the DonkeyCar library. A linear AI model trained by behavioral cloning resulted in a satisfactory autonomous test drive.
By using Intels OpenVINO and neural computing stick (NCS1) the inference speed of my neural network is increased from 5 frames per second (fps) to 20 using a RPI3. This enabled a far better obstacle avoidance performance of my drone. More info at https://github.com/avncalst/drone_cnn.
Simple testflight of my E-Flite Convergence equipped with a pixracer flight controller complemented with a "sbus to pwm" home-made circuit to extend the number of servo outputs. Flight stack: Ardupilot Quadplane; Flight mode: loiter.