Hi Brains Trust,
I am seeking your advice on replacing my FC on an AG drone (10 litre capacity) with a Pixhawk or similar?
4 - HobbyWing Pro X8 Motors
1 - JIYI K3A Pro FC with dual GPS
1 - SIYI VD32 Receiver and Transmitter with dual antenna’s (apparently compatible with Mavlink)
1 - HobbyWing water pump
1 - JIYI terrain radar
JIYI software used : IFly and Agri Assistant
The drone operates well, but it has several limitations/frustrations that I need to overcome.
- I am spraying on steep terrain with variable ground level and tree heights. It is a complex operation. The software works well on flat terrain with uniform crop height.
- The IFly software permits you to create a plan and/or manually commence an operation BUT it does not save a log (snail trail) of flight details. So you don’t know where you have been if you are flying manually.
- The Agri Assistant software does not allow you to manually commence an operation. You are restricted to a planned route BUT it does save a log.
- Both software does not allow you to plan your route based on a clear earth image. It uses google earth, but the image quality is poor and the actual boundary points (geofence) can be inaccurate.
I really require an FC that permits either a manual / semi automatic operation that saves a snail trail log. The ability to geofence a flight area and then fly within would be useful as well.
Ideally I would like to be able to simply plug in the terrain radar, water pump, motors and receiver into another FC and away I go. I know it wont be that simple.
What FC could do the job?
Appreciate any advice you may have so I can to overcome my limitations/frustrations.