So I’ve always been interested in autonomous flight in general. Considering we’re IT professionals, that makes sense: Nothing quite like a Drone-Bot! 😉 <<– Made that up, maybe I'll use it to title one of these!
I'm going to build a few drones with IMU, GPS, for maximal stabilization to create a super fun-to-fly drone that can also go from Point A to Point B on its own! Yeah, Baby!
I'll be chatting about the components I plan to use, and notes as I build, test, re-build, etc. Oh, and the biggest factor: BUILD IT ON A BUDGET! I want something like this to be obtainable by most, so it's really gotta have a reasonable price-point.
Open to suggestions too of course! Baby steps, though: first goal is auto-hover, stabilization; easy flight. Come along for the ride!
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That sounds great. But your offerings other than Tyro are on the high side. I understand the components are costly, but I think you’ll have more interested if you offered budget prices on budget builds, maybe without full FPV, like an “introduction” to drones, before going all in with FPV, racing, etc. I know I would be.
Sounds like an awesome project! Post results as you build, configure, test. Thx!
So I’ve BEGUN the BUILD that will be my first autonomous drone!
I’ve chosen the ImpulseRC Apex HD frame!
That coupled with a very advanced FC in the Holybro Kakute F7 HDV, and TEKKO32 4-in-1 ESC.
I’ll post pictures in the SHOP as I go, so stay tuned!
The full specs:
FRAME ImpulseRC Apex 5″ HD (for DJI Air) 6″ ARMS!
MOTORS: 4 x T-Motor F60 PRO IV – 1750Kv
FC: KakuteF7 HDV & Tekko32 F3 4in1 45A ESC STACK
ESC: (w/ FC)
VTX: Caddx DJI Digital HD FPV Air Unit Kit
CAMERA: w/ kit
GPS Beitian GPS
PROPS: HQ Prop Ethix K2 6x4x2 Durable Bi-Blade 6″ Prop 4 Pack – Bubble Gum
HQ Prop 6x4x3 V1S Tri-Blade 6″ Prop
T-Motor T5147 POPO Compatible Tri-Blade 5″ Prop
BATTERY: TATTU R-LINE VERSION 3.0 1300MAH 22.2V 120C 6S1P LIPO BATTERY