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Old Apr 22, 2010, 05:08 AM
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GPS Navigation for Small Airplane.

Does anyone make a GPS system with waypoint navigation for a small airplane?

That would be nice for AP but I donít want to spend a fortune either.


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Old Apr 22, 2010, 05:16 AM
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>>>http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...gps+way+points
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Old Apr 22, 2010, 05:33 AM
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I don’t want an OSD or FPV system. I want something that will autonomously fly the airplane to several waypoints, take photos, and fly back so I can them take control back and land.


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Old Apr 22, 2010, 12:43 PM
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You might want to look up Icebears work in the UAV forum for some inspiration.
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Old Apr 22, 2010, 12:55 PM
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How small is small? I am using this and I am very happy with it.
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Old Apr 22, 2010, 01:43 PM
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I have not yet selected the airplane but it will be EP in the 2 to 2 1/2 lb range (3 lb max with A620 camera).
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Old Apr 22, 2010, 03:12 PM
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What you're asking for is an autopilot. Go to the blog of Kbosak and look at his flexipilot and EasyUAV. Also look at Attopilot since you are in the US.

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Old Apr 23, 2010, 03:54 AM
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And if you are on a budget there is the Arduino Ardupilot if you are willing to experiment and are good as soldering!

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Old Apr 23, 2010, 06:11 PM
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And if you are on a budget there is the Arduino Ardupilot if you are willing to experiment and are good as soldering!

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Thatís, thatís exactly what I was looking for. It has many nice features at a reasonable price.

Does RC Groups have any good threads on the subject?


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Old Apr 24, 2010, 12:57 AM
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I can't wait until there is a GPS based system that weighs around 10g, so I can use it on my ultra-micro J-3.

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Old Apr 24, 2010, 06:41 PM
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That looks like Sacramento!
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 05:12 AM
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I have seen comments that the GPS modules are very fragile. Is there really a problem or is their just one guy that is bashing them?
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Have you taken a look at this site?

http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/Main_Page
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That looks like Sacramento!
That's because it is.
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