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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fei8820, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. fei8820

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    i have build some of quadcopter before.. but now would like to build a mapping drone. i know inspire can do that but. the problem seems is the battery issue .. so i unable to do bigger area.. and more risky. perhaps i could build another one with cheaper price only for mapping or 3d mapping ... so far i just brought

    1. APM 2.6 + GPS
    2. APM 433 telementry set so i can set waypoint from my mac and lunch mission
    3. Turnigy 9XR PRO ( plenty of cool future )
    4. FRSKY DJT so far is the cheapest and good Module and receiver i believe
    i am looking for something like 5510 size motors with 360kv motors with 15inch props on it... so it can have a longer flight time. so car the thing i haven't decide yet is ... need yours guy input what shall i do or what shall i don't.

    any reply in this would be highly appriciated
     
  2. skylabimaging

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    Why not go with Pixhawk...more sophisticated than 2.6 which is pretty dated to today's standards, a proven flight control though. Have to know how to tune well.

    3 & 4 - Why not just buy a frsky radio?

    Personally if this is going to be a mapping specific uav...I wouldn't build a multirotor for it, I'd use a fixed wing.
     
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  3. fei8820

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    Thanks for reply... hmm fixwing.. woukd be cheaper and longer flight time... but i usually work at very constructions area soo i fear there is not easy to land..

    Now i just have the agisoft photoscan.. i able to do 3d model with my i1... and another QGif ( is free) still donno how to use it... i going to switch my hobbyshop to uav areial service ... get better paid n more freedom of time.. but nid more knowlage and skill
     
  4. skylabimaging

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    maybe consider an aux battery pack for the inspire to increase flight times while mapping?
     
  5. 3dPico

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    What is QGIF?