I plan to build a ph2.1 based quad copter.
The aim is to have a super stable copter - the ability to hover in one spot and to move smoothly (no jumping up and down), is important to me.
I wanted to know what I need to buy.
I already have a copter using the Erle Brain, but from my understanding I just need:
PH2.1 carrier + cube
1, My RC uses a PPM Encoder, where the RC Receiver plugs into the PPM Encoder and the PPM Encoder plugs into the Flight Controller - does the PH2.1 also use this, for the RC or does the RC Receiver plug straight into PH2.1.
2, I plan to use a px4flow and lidarlite v3 (both of which, I already have) - the cables I have for these are standard 4 pin i2c cables - will these work on the PH2.1 or do I need different types of cables?
3, Power Module (would my existing one work or is there a special one which works specifically with the PH2.1). The one I have is compatible with the old pixhawk.
4, should I buy the PH2.1 with or without the intel edison. I ask this because I know the edison is now end of line, so I was thinking of completely ignoring the edison.
5, I don’t have a telemetry transmitter/receiver, because my current Erle Brain uses WIFI (so no need for additional telemetry set). So I believe I will have to buy that, for this copter, to get GCS control. Correct?
I already have copter frame, ESCs, battery, motors, RC.
I shall be using built in BEC from the ESCs, so won’t be using an external ubec.
I plan to buy from https://www.unmannedtechshop.co.uk/
Please give me any helpful advice, so I can order all items, from one place, in a single order.