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
Many things wrong IMO and I have had 3 of those. One is still flying a Plane. Airbot is terrible with documentation, there are several version of those each requiring a bit different configuration so a hassle. They are F4’s with 1Mb flash with less than desired UARTS for some applications. The only good thing you can say about them is they are cheap.
Another option would be the Flywoo GN745 but you have to make sure you get the 1Mb flash version. There are 512k Flash versions around that won’t work.