Some news after our first post : "A New Search And Rescue Project"
We finished our Ground Control Station this month ! The idea was to have a mobile station to use the drone in a car or in a control center. The GCS consists of 2 computers (for eventually future ROS deployment), the first and the main is for all without logging details (and, further for important calculations with kinect(r), single camera, etc. if we need) which is done by the second.
The PC uses a DiyDrones 3DRRadio 433MHz for telemetry data but the RC control is done by a hand assembled RC inspired from here with a computer joystick, an arduino card and a V8HFR transmitter from FrSky.
The GCS soft used is principally Qgroundcontrol but we use also APM Mission Planner from Michael Oborne. Both of them are Open Source and very customisable for sending commands with the joystick's switchs.
Our next post will be consecrated on the Drone's construction.
Next post coming soon, we have finished the first drone today, we just have to put the magic card (with NAVY2012) and it flies !
Stynes and Lichard Torman