Hello DIY Drones,
I'm taking on this project so I can find a Low Cost, Durable, easy to install solar solution for this communities APM 2.5 Operated Projects. I've spent almost $800 USD of my own money to purchase electrical gauges and equipment to make this project possible. Also I own the majority of the electronics needed for this project. I'm still in need of about $600-$700 to have all the R/C Equipment I am going to need so I set up a donate button for my paypal if anyone is interested in donating to this project. If I am able to get enough funding from the community to get this project off the ground I am willing to do a 25-50 video series that will include the unboxing and assembly of the Model R/C Plane, Electronics Installation, First Solar R/C Flight, 10 episodes on setting up the APM 2.5 for autonomous flight, and last but not least the series will finish off with how I setup my Electronics to provide solar power to my APM 2.5 and imaging equipment.
Project Item List(Items Still Needed):
- PROJET 98" RC Drone Fiber Glass 4-CH Brushless Remote Control RC UAV Drone Airplane ARF Kit V2 ($189.95)
- Solar Panels for Project ($200) *Waiting to officially decide on what brand of solar panels to go with because I first want to establish exactly how much electricity the UAV uses so I don't purchase solar panels that overcharge my battery*
- Solar Battery Charger Testing ($200) *I currently have been purchasing various solar powered lights for outdoor use (That charge AA Batteries using only solar) and taking out the solar chargers and electrical systems to test on different solar battery solutions for R/C use*