I've been playing around with the a hexacopter controlled by an APM 2.6/ArduCopter 3.1.4 combination for a while and I finally got the telemetry radio link to work by adding another piece of hardware. So now the downlink radio talks to a bluetooth dongle that in turn talks to my galaxy tab and finally I can just press the screen to go where I want
Hahaha, not much real flying left, but I'm a techno geek and I love to see what I can get this tech stuff to do for me.
Well, with this project more or less completed, maybe I should build one of the V4 from Dave? I have two V3 models ready for maiden and a couple of the old V2 flown more or less to pieces
Yeah this is an old thread but,...
Autonomous flight control is cool when everything works.
I run APM 2.5 version 5.0 flashed with Arducopter version 3.2.1 on a Cheerson CX-20 with 915mhz Silcon Telemetry radios both with 3.5 dbi antenna.
You can program missions using Mission Planner on a PC or an Android Tablet with the Tower Droid Planner app.
Ground base telemetry radio, usb plugs directly into PC but you need a otsg usb dongle for the Android tablet.
Using Tower and Tower Wear app on Android and an Android Wear Smart watch the quad can be made to follow you around at a preset distance while videoing you etc.
Telemetry radios give you an Artificial Horizon on the PC or Android tablet for the quad showing telemetry rsdio link strength, wuad’s real time speed, altitude, position on map, battery level, pitch, roll, yaw etc.
Mission planner allows configuration of any paramamter the APM flight controller is capable of and loading up to the quad via usb cable.
It’s all good until it stops working or you have a setting wrong in the Quad’s Config file that you uploaded to it from mission planner, as it’s easy to crash the quad due to a wrong setting, like return to home altitude set to 15-feet when battery level drops below 10.4 volts.
ESPECIALLY WHEN ALL MY DANG TREES ARE OVER THIRTY FEET HIGH!
Ask me how I know.
And on the 8th day God said: "Go NAVY",.. and it was good! Pray like everything depends on God. Prepare like everything depends on you.