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Building Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial Mapping

Started this discussion. Last reply by hank grimes Aug 3. 13 Replies

Am looking for building a Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial mapping and performing it based on my own research. Your suggestions are most welcome to correct myself in building it. AIMTo assemble a Fixed wing…Continue

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hank grimes replied to Pragadish Santhosh's discussion Building Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial Mapping
"Are you using pre-preg carbon fibre sheets that just need to be ironed on? also how have you mitigated / what issues if any have you encountered with RF attenuation due to the carbon fibre shielding film?"
Aug 3
Pragadish Santhosh replied to Pragadish Santhosh's discussion Building Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial Mapping
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Aug 3
Pragadish Santhosh replied to Pragadish Santhosh's discussion Building Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial Mapping
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Pragadish Santhosh replied to Pragadish Santhosh's discussion Building Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial Mapping
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Jul 28
Pragadish Santhosh replied to Pragadish Santhosh's discussion Building Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial Mapping
"Hi Rodrigo, We chose X8 cuz of the performance it will give in terms of speed and flight time, also the spacious fuselage is one of the reason as we can experiment with more components/payloads. We get the telemetry data in our Ground station during…"
Jul 28
Rodrigo Valdelomar replied to Pragadish Santhosh's discussion Building Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial Mapping
"Hi Pragadish,  Adding RTK sounds awesome. I plan to use it for crop surveying so RTK it's not my main goal but it might be helpful. I'm actually planning to add solar panels to be able to have way longer flights. Anyway I'm a…"
Jul 26
Pragadish Santhosh replied to Pragadish Santhosh's discussion Building Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial Mapping
"Hi Rodrigo, Actually the purpose of going for custom built drone is to improve the accuracy of the results by adding RTK/PPK GPS in future and also to increase the flight time for more area coverage. Keep following my posts and do recommend me on…"
Jul 26
Rodrigo Valdelomar replied to Pragadish Santhosh's discussion Building Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial Mapping
"Hi Pragadish Santhosh I'm reading all of this from Argentina. I find it really interesting since i have the same idea as to build a fixed wing for mapping. I'll keep on reading as you go forward with the project.  I…"
Jul 25
Pragadish Santhosh replied to Pragadish Santhosh's discussion Building Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial Mapping
"        15) Problem With Airspeed Sensor  Again same GPS issue occurred. This time we checked with the components connected to Autopilot. If Airspeed sensor is connected to the circuit GPS is not powering. If Airspeed…"
Jul 25
Pragadish Santhosh replied to Pragadish Santhosh's discussion Building Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial Mapping
"Discussion continues with connections check... 9K) Connections Checks Checked whether above mentioned connections are done perfectly before Connecting from battery to Power module Started from Install firmware to the Autopilot by connecting…"
Jul 10
Pragadish Santhosh replied to Pragadish Santhosh's discussion Building Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial Mapping
"I am continuing the discussion with connections of components... 9J) Purpose of Y-cable connection a) Connection between ESC and Servo (to power servo) b) Connection between ESC and Autopilot (to send throttle signal to ESC-motor) c) Connection…"
Jul 4
Pragadish Santhosh replied to Pragadish Santhosh's discussion Building Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial Mapping
"Fabrication process finished and followed by that placement of components as follows 9. Placing components in Airframe Fuselage compartments a) Weightless foam pieces were stuck using hot glue gun at the fuselage bottom part compartments to level…"
Jul 3
Pragadish Santhosh replied to Pragadish Santhosh's discussion Building Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial Mapping
"I am continuing my fabrication process. Please suggest me if anything needs changes or modifications Airframe  Checked for all Parts Pair of Wings with Elevons and Wing joiners Fuselage top and bottom parts Canopy Two Carbon Rods to Strengthen…"
Jul 2
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Building Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial Mapping

Am looking for building a Fixed Wing UAV for Aerial mapping and performing it based on my own research. Your suggestions are most welcome to correct myself in building it. AIMTo assemble a Fixed wing UAV for Aerial Mapping with 2.5 - 3 hours enduranceREQUIRED PARTS1. Skywalker X8 (2122mm) airframe2. TURNIGY Plush 60amp…See More
Jun 26

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Interested to learn more about UAV / Drones for providing Drone Surveying Mapping and Inspection Services.
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