Hi Fellows!
I’m new in this stuff and realy want to get in to it. I'm buying stuff about 3 months for my MQ9 UAV and the parts almost done. Here is my part list and prices;

PROJET MQ-9 Reaper 98" 4-CH Brushless Remote Control RC UAV Predator $170.00

ArduPilot Mega - Arduino Mega compatible UAV Controller $59.95
http://store.diydrones.com/product_p/br-0012-01.htm $159.95

Air Speed Sensor $19.95

DIY Drones HMC $44.90

2 x XBee Pro 900 XSC RPSMA (up to 15 mile range!!) $143.9
2 x XtreamBee Board (No XBee included) $49,9

MediaTek MT3329 GPS 10Hz + Adapter $39.95

FTDI Basic Breakout - 3.3V $14.95

Video Capture Device $10

900Mhz 500mW audio/video transmitter & reciver & antenna $100

500-1600kv Brushless Motor $23.70 (i hope it can fly my plane xD)

60A OPTO Brushless Speed Controller ESC (w/o BEC) [Volcano Series] $29.70

3 x Blue LiPo 3-Cell 2200mAh 3S1P 11.1v 25C LiPoly Battery $50.85

Li-Po GUARD 25x33cm Safety Battery Charging/Storing Bag $5.75

Exceed RC 6-Ch 2.4Ghz Transmitter Receiver (Full Version) $44.95

waiting for servo cables, propellers

Total Amount About; $1000 + shipping(im not sure but i think its about $450)

yeah that seems oke but i moved a new city and lost my tools... I dont have even a screwdriver. Need to buy some new tools to assemble it.
I will blog my experience, photos and videos here. I hope i wont ruin it xD

When i complete the project, i will start coding a GCS and other stuff (i have good ideas)

Nvm I’m looking for a new tool set atm. I will keep inform you guys. If you have any idea our suggestion please share it.

Take care


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Comment by Ersin Acar on November 2, 2010 at 12:03am
They are not working directly 900mhz there are minor diffrrences. i thought its oke. i was wrong ?
Comment by Mathias on November 2, 2010 at 6:19pm
For what it's worth, I have that exact setup (Xbee+rangevideo) and it works fine. I have used it on both electric and gasoline powered airframes with no issues.
Comment by Ersin Acar on November 3, 2010 at 12:15am
Ritchie worrying about same frequencies. They are both working on 900mhz. I will ask to an electronic communucation enginer when i get back my own town.
Comment by Ritchie on November 4, 2010 at 12:44pm
I asked about 2.4GHz and was told it wouldn't work and my stuff is meant to be tolerant of other 2.4GHz signals. 900MHz doesn't have the spread spectrum and hopping technology that 2.4GHz afaik so problems should be worse. So would be interested to see it working in the air (workbench working is not the same).
Comment by Ersin Acar on November 4, 2010 at 1:05pm
Before air i will try long range ground test, i dont wanna crush it :)
thanks for warning ;)
Comment by ken wood on November 4, 2010 at 1:07pm
Like taxi it from West Coast to East Coast?
Comment by Ersin Acar on November 4, 2010 at 1:51pm
exactly! we gonna use my friend's Volkswagen T2 :) hehe
Comment by Denis Delgadillo on November 4, 2010 at 7:17pm
I just got mine MQ-9 and I don't have any idea what that heck to do. Thats what I get for making bets. I hope i get some pointers from you guys.

Let the pain begin!
Comment by Ersin Acar on November 5, 2010 at 10:41am
Im at the my hometown and found my tools. i will start production when i get back to my home. :)

Comment by John Church on November 5, 2010 at 11:10am
Looks like you can change the rate in APM_Config.h:
180: #define SERIAL2_BAUD 115200
181: #define SERIAL3_BAUD 115200
Of course, I don't know how this will effect the situation in real life, but it is able to change. In ArduCopter I have verified that the telem port is not tied to using 115k by using generic wireless modules successfully at 56k.


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