Hi guys, I'm very new to all this so i apologize in advance if my questions are a little elementary., I'm investigating the possibilities of buying or constructing a drone to help my father monitor…Continue
Welcome to the community! You have indeed an interesting project.
As many have said: getting used to the RC world is essential if you don't want to experience loss or destruction of your investment.
Check what others have done…"
I see this project as a way to make my father's life easier and if that takes a month, 6 months or even a year then so be it. Spending time learning a new skill with my father is priceless and with the possibility of making his life…"
"If you go the heli route you will not have change from EU 30k
Don't discount a fixed wing, I think a Blixer and Turnigy radio costs about US $100 from Hobbyking.
Fly that first without any autopilots get the hang of it, strap a point and…"
Thanks for clearing that up for me. I can appreciate that a lot of these companies put a great deal of time and effort into creating these devices. I agree completely about the "just work" part. My greatest concern is how much…"
"That is a very reasonable price. The problem with fixed wing drones is that i will not be able to investigate an area in detail as the drone will be on a continuous flight and will only show us what it saw at that exact moment it passed the…"
"I would say roughly 3km to go around the perimeter of the entire farmland. Everything is based to the East of our house so it would 1km to the end of our land and 1km back.
To do a complete patrol of the perimeter would not be needed but to go to…"
You have an excellent project, and many of us here would find this really interesting and fun to build this as part of our hobby.
You have received excellent advice above. The main issue is if you do not have experience in the remote…"
"I had a look at some fixed wing systems. Swinglet i believe it was called. It seemed great for getting a general overview but what i need is something that can stop it's planned route if i notice something strange , go over and investigate and…"
"Putting together a system that fits the letter of your requirements for much less then €20K is possible. But, that does not include all the work, experimenting, programming and failures to get such a system to actually work like you need it…"
"I'd consider a glider like the ones for sale at http://www.event38.com. They're not set up for video by default, but the airframe is called a Skywalker and if you google "skywalker fpv" you'll get lots of hits on how to set…"
You have the options of both helicopter, multi rotor types and also fixed wing. Looking at your average flight time and payload I would suggest you look at fixed wing aircraft. Do you have any RC flight experience? Get some, you…"
"IP is going to be tough there's not much that has been done successfully. 20k is reasonable for a functional system that does what you require. Your looking at a fuel burning type drone to do what you want reliably."
Hi guys, I'm very new to all this so i apologize in advance if my questions are a little elementary., I'm investigating the possibilities of buying or constructing a drone to help my father monitor his farm. I got in touch with a few companies who offer drones ,marketed for agricultural use and was quoted a price of around 20.000euro. ,After recovering from my fit of laughter at the thought of companies thinking farmers have 20k lying around in this economy i decided to try build my own. The…See More