Finally I have a good UAV ground station.

Having completed many UAV filming jobs from locations without vehicle access I was looking to improve the logistics of getting the equipment on site. I have occasionally left some vital components in the car 2km away I wanted to have everything (except the copter) in one box.

An old golf caddy was shortened to allow it to stand more upright and modified to allow the toolbox to clip on. The tray clips onto the handle with 28mm pipe clips.

I am using a 12v 7Ah PB to power a TFT screen, Nexus7 tablet and VRX. The weight of this battery makes the base very stable. The video feed is repeated in the fatshark goggles.

The octa arms fold and it can be carried on top of the box, leaving one hand free.

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Comment by R. D. Starwalt on March 2, 2014 at 11:26am

That is a fantastic kit and a job very, very well done.

Craftsmanship and innovation is evident all over that project.

Thank you for showing this to the group.


Comment by Phil Gordon on March 2, 2014 at 11:48am

Neat and smart mate.

Comment by Vince Hogg on March 2, 2014 at 1:30pm

Darrell, I have a servo with an O ring 'tire' moving the zoom ring. More details here.

Comment by Thomas Robinson on March 2, 2014 at 2:54pm

Very nice setup! The golf buggy and lift out tool tray for your gear is a neat idea! Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Tommy Larsen on March 2, 2014 at 3:03pm
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Comment by John Githens on March 2, 2014 at 4:42pm

Very, very nice! I have an old golf bag cart I was going to modify to haul my sea kayak, but now I am having second thoughts! :-)

Comment by mP1 on March 2, 2014 at 9:20pm

Just wait until you get an antenna tracker.

Comment by Gil Rosenthal on March 3, 2014 at 1:00am

Hi Vince,

As born lever-puller and button-pusher, I was hoping you could elaborated

about the little red button on the top of the copter that gets pushed @ 3:20.

I have been away for a while but can't recall ever pushing things after

connecting the LiPos, besides arming via the Tx.

Cheers - Love your builds!!!


Comment by Vince Hogg on March 3, 2014 at 2:27am

Gill, its a pixhawk thing. 


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