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Old Sep 25, 2014, 03:38 AM
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Dear owners/experts,

I am willing to buy S900 with wookong and nex 5 to use it for geo mapping and surveillance. I have few questions as I am totally new to dji products.

1. Which radio do u recommend to use with it? I am thinking frsky taranis x9d.

2. It will mostly fly in auto using pc GCS with Datalink. Which Datalink do you recommend 2.4ghz or 900mhz?

3. If I go for 2.4ghz Datalink, will it interfere with radio control?

4. Anyone tried 3dr ardupilot telemetry module with wookong? It just needs a serial link then it should work imo.

5. Nex 5 will be used for taking still pics. Is there a way to geo tag them using wookong, if so, how exactly?

6. I am also looking for brushless gimbal cheaper than z15 but effective. The cam would pointing exactly downward most of the time. What do you think about arris 2 axis Brushless Gimbal for nex 5?

Thanks in advance

Happy flying
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Old Sep 25, 2014, 05:12 AM
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Dear owners/experts,

I am willing to buy S900 with wookong and nex 5 to use it for geo mapping and surveillance. I have few questions as I am totally new to dji products.

1. Which radio do u recommend to use with it? I am thinking frsky taranis x9d.

2. It will mostly fly in auto using pc GCS with Datalink. Which Datalink do you recommend 2.4ghz or 900mhz?

3. If I go for 2.4ghz Datalink, will it interfere with radio control?

4. Anyone tried 3dr ardupilot telemetry module with wookong? It just needs a serial link then it should work imo.

5. Nex 5 will be used for taking still pics. Is there a way to geo tag them using wookong, if so, how exactly?

6. I am also looking for brushless gimbal cheaper than z15 but effective. The cam would pointing exactly downward most of the time. What do you think about arris 2 axis Brushless Gimbal for nex 5?

Thanks in advance

Happy flying
1. Futaba 8FG or 14SG
2. Up to you, I have 2.4. 900 might go a bit further, but beyond reach of radio.
3. No, you use both at once, like you can take off with radio then use laptop/tablet to initiate waypoint flying etc.
4. haven't tried
5. Not using Wookong, you need a separate geologger to match up the images afterwards. Easy to do though.
6. The Arris gimbal is very good, I have one. A viable cheap alternative to Zenmuse.
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 11:05 AM
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1. Futaba 8FG or 14SG
2. Up to you, I have 2.4. 900 might go a bit further, but beyond reach of radio.
3. No, you use both at once, like you can take off with radio then use laptop/tablet to initiate waypoint flying etc.
4. haven't tried
5. Not using Wookong, you need a separate geologger to match up the images afterwards. Easy to do though.
6. The Arris gimbal is very good, I have one. A viable cheap alternative to Zenmuse.
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Old Oct 11, 2014, 07:19 AM
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Old Oct 11, 2014, 02:20 PM
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why not the taranis. it is a very capable radio. i use it on everything. sold al my jr radios both xg8 and 11xzero. on my 960 with everything i hadd to use 13 ch. and i use 8 on sbus for the wookong and the rest on pwm ports for gimbal,shutter ,retracts etc..
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Old Oct 11, 2014, 04:38 PM
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why not the taranis. it is a very capable radio. i use it on everything. sold al my jr radios both xg8 and 11xzero. on my 960 with everything i hadd to use 13 ch. and i use 8 on sbus for the wookong and the rest on pwm ports for gimbal,shutter ,retracts etc..
I can second that, Taranis with S-buss + 8 addition standard outputs is the way to go, and you can buy three of them for the cost of a Futaba.
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Old Oct 12, 2014, 02:09 AM
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why not the taranis. it is a very capable radio. i use it on everything. sold al my jr radios both xg8 and 11xzero. on my 960 with everything i hadd to use 13 ch. and i use 8 on sbus for the wookong and the rest on pwm ports for gimbal,shutter ,retracts etc..
And do you have this on a 3 Axis gimbla or 2 axis?
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Old Oct 13, 2014, 02:27 AM
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3 axis arries.
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And do you have this on a 3 Axis gimbla or 2 axis?
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Old Oct 17, 2014, 02:17 PM
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I assume it is not easy/possible to shoot high choreographed sequences with fluid camera movments from one tx?
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Commercial for Maldives done in "Studio 37" production with lot of my aerials and ground footage with handheld gimbal

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