I am new to this forum and Ardupilot. I am a software engineer with experience in building RC planes and cars (although I have not had an RC toy for about 20 years) and generally quite good at DYI. I am looking to get into Ardupilot and autonomous missions. To start out and do some playing around, I am thinking of putting together the build below.
I would be really glad for comments on the parts that I have chosen and especially on whether you see any problems regarding compatibility.
The goal is to keep the complete weight for the drone below 250g, which makes flying over and around people in the UK legally easier (as far as I understood).
There are also parts for the basestation, for which I am thinking of using a laptop (for mission planner / telemetry) and an an android tablet for the FPV video feed.
Again, I am completely new to this and have only spent a few days researching - so this configuration might not actually work.
Thank you so much for your help!
edit: as the forum only allows 5 links I tried splitting the post into multiple posts, but then I got tagged as a spammer… soooo, the list is without any links to the actual hardware. Apologies for this!
On Ground / Radio
- radio transmitter: Radio Master TX 12
- FPV receiver for android
Drone 144g £230
- 2g £14 - receiver: Radiomaster R81 Nano Receiver
- 10g £14 - gps and compass: Beitian BN-880
- 10g? £24 - telemetry: 3DR Radio Telemetry (433Mhz for the UK)
- 10g £30 - flight controller - Mateksys F405-STD
- 8g £40 ESC 4in1 Skystars KM40 40A 4in1 ESC
- 1.8g £17 camera: TBS Tiny Camera
- 1g £29 video transmitter: TBS Unify Pro32 Nano VTX
- 54g £10 - battery: GNB 550mAh 3S 80C LiPo Battery (XT30)
- 19g £9 - frame: TBS Source Micro v0.2 Frame
- 21.2g £30 - motors: T-Motor F1103 8000KV Motor
- 7g £13 props: Gemfan D63 5 Blade Cinewhoop Props (1.5mm)