UAV question

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I want to create a UAV of sorts. I watnt to take an rc plane, put a wireless camera on it, and have live video feed. The video feed would go to my laptop. I would like to be able to see the video feed on my laptop, and fly the plane via USB joystick.

I also want to add an autopilot of some kind. Any suggestions on how to do this?

Thanks

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That's a big project. I would suggest you comb through the discussions at this site as well as the UAV forum at rcgroups.com.

My opinion is to do the project in phases. Start with a wireless video system and forget the PC, joystick, and autopilot. After you achieve success with each phase, add the next feature, one at a time.

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I want to create a UAV of sorts. I watnt to take an rc plane, put a wireless camera on it, and have live video feed. The video feed would go to my laptop. I would like to be able to see the video feed on my laptop, and fly the plane via USB joystick.

I also want to add an autopilot of some kind. Any suggestions on how to do this?

Thanks

As you have heard it before go at it one step at a time.

http://www.dpcav.com/xcart/product.php?pro...=265&page=1

is an economical pan tilt kit, there are also 2.4 Ghz Tx and Rx modules. I suggest you make a sit in flying station with rudder pedals and a throttle similar to a real world airplane console to free up a joystick for controlling the pan/tilt. A seperate reciever and transmitter for camera control might be a wise idea, the last thing you need in a flight casualty is for you to lock into a view of the aft rear corner of the cockpit.

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