Originally Posted by 3DDFHobbies
First a LOS Regular model... Then FPV and then ill fit the Ardu-pilot (autopilot) board... and do Some nice long Range UAS and RPV work.. and My PC will be the Ground station... (with joystick control for the Long range RPV (im going to see what i can do to Contact the FAA in terms of UAS licensing..
Its FPV, not RPV
The FAA won't have jurisdiction over you, you're in GB, no?
Let me tell you from this point, while its good to plan ahead, you're looking way to far into the future. First focus on designing it, then build it, if you're planning for all of these things you are bound to get sidetracked.
IMO, (not that I've tried it) Joystick flying is overrated unless you have a full cockpit setup. Ardupilot is abit weak as well.
Now, for a few questions:
What are you building it out of?
Are you going to get the cross-sections lasered or milled?
Are you going to be glassing it?
What radio are you running? (just curious)
Again, don't even think about FPV yet, it can be difficult to learn about (most people would consider it alot to take in), and you'll likely get more interested in that and loose sight of this project.