roman4r2
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Drones

Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:58 am

Hello guys,

Does anyone know of a gps unit that can be used to track a drone in the event that it fails to come back to base and goes out of range? I would like to couple that technology with a GpsGate interface.
Thanks in advance.

Robert

marwan
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RE: Drones

Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:22 pm

Hi,

Use the Teltonika FM1100. Remove its plastic casing and solder the drone 7.4 v or 11.1 v to the board directly. It is a very small unit and fits properly for a drone. Also, u need to shorten the GPS antenna cable length (easy to do) or you can use an Arduino micro-controler board with XBEE 900 Pro (~ 7KM distance) with a gps module. I worked on both. Arduino has better control over the drone if you use it.

rgds

roman4r2
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Location: Canada

RE: Drones

Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:52 am

Hello Marwan,

Thanks for the info. Pardon my ignorance - the drone I have in mind has a plastic exterior. How then can I solder the gps unit to it? Also, I have never used an Arduino board, would you at some point provide additional details on how to set it up?

Thanks in advance,

Robert

marwan
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RE: Drones

Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:59 am

Hi Robert:

The casing of the drone is not of importance here. What i mentioned above is for the Teltonika FM1100 casing that you should remove and place the PCB of FM1100 only inside the drone casing. This will allow you to monitor your drone using GPSGATE. As for the Aduino part, well you need to read a bit on that. A good start for your project will be the Arduino FIO with XBEE wireless (around 80$) for both. Check it out first, get an idea then let me know. Just for your info, the most important issue for drones that uses Arduino or micro-controllers is the stabilization part but you are still very far from that.

Regards

Regards

GST
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RE: Drones

Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:41 pm

Hi Marwan, we are looking for full automated delivery drone for pilot study. Please let me know if there is any contacts...

marwan
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RE: Drones

Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:40 pm

Hi,

You wrote "full automated delivery drone for pilot study". Please explain more. ie what is the drone supposed to do?

rgds

GST
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RE: Drones

Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:56 pm

Hi Marwan, Delivery Drone ie for restaurant use to delivery PIZZA and control by web dispatch system (Select location on map and dispatch).

marwan
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RE: Drones

Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:19 pm

I still do not believe that drones can do a proper job for deliveries.. it needs at least 5 years and many regulations. a good start for you will be here http://ardupilot.com

Regards

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