I am currently trying to assemble a list of components for a drone build:
6200mAh 4s 40c Lipo 589g
40A Constant Current SBEC 36g ea.
Turnigy D3542/6 1000KV Brushless Outrunner Motor 130g ea.
10*5.5 Prop 10g ea.
S500 PCB Quadcopter Frame Kit 416g
Pixhawk PX4 Kit 267g:
Pixhawk px4 2.4.8 32 bit ARM Flight Controller with shell
Anti-vibration set for pix board
Power Module T-plug type
Pixhawk-I2C Splitter Expand board
3DR radio Data Transmission Module(915mHZ)
mini USB cable
Pixy2 Smart Vision Sensor - Object Tracking Camera 68g
MakerFocus Lidar Range Finder Sensor Module Single-Point Micro Ranging Module 5g ea. ( 4 of these)
I’ve just started researching this topic and have zero experience with drones and associated hard/software. There are two main objectives:
- Send Drone to a list of GPS locations with time at each location to take pictures/video.
- Take pictures at the least and maybe record an area after sending it out to its way-point location.
There is no receiver/transmitter because my team is considering using the ground control app to use the device. Is it necessary to have a physical controller? I have https://docs.qgroundcontrol.com/ https://dev.px4.io and http://ardupilot.org/planner/docs/mission-planner-installation.html as references to learn what I need. Is that enough? All suggestions on where to gather necessary information will be helpful.