- portable enough to take to remote locations.
- easy enough to operate so that he can concentrate on the photography and not the flying. As he says, this is a photography project and not a model RC project!
- reliable enough that he can attach several thousands of dollars with of high end camera gear and expect to get it back in working order.
- Get a small quadcopter flying around reliably; take some pictures and video with a gopro. This will be the Arcticopter I.
- Add FPV to the Arcticopter I.
- Add some electronic guidance features. Likely candidates will be altitude hold, heading hold, and RTH (return to home).
- Build a larger model capable of carrying a payload comparable to a large SLR, lens, and control system. This might be a hexacopter and will be the Arcticopter II.
- Add FPV, electronic guidance features as above.
- Add an SLR camera mount and control system.
- Add SLR. I imagine we'll do a lot of experimenting with a low-end SLR before we attach Josh's full-frame Canon!
Next up: the Arcticopter I!
is RTH possible with arducopter?ReplyDelete