Originally Posted by Ramnes
Hi. I'm planning on building a Skywalker and thought i would share what i have found to be a good setup for this FPV plane. I've choosen this parts based on what i've read here and advice from friends flying this FPV plane today. Since i can't buy it all together i have to buy over a few months. I have a quadcopter today which is going to fly as a FPV quad when the parts needed for it arrives. This month i plan to buy the following:
BEV-KX181H-PAL Camera 82
BEV 1.3G 800mW 74,99
BEV-2.8mm board lens 9,99
CE OSD V1.3(Newest) 92,99
BEV-GF protect kit 21,99
Fatshark RCV922 BASE Edition $275
BEV-FY-20A II Flight Stabilization System
Skywalker 168cm EPO airplane Version II
80A brushless ESC Turnigy Plush(I have this already)
HXT900 9g / 1.6kg / .12sec Micro Servo
TR 35-36A 1450kv Brushless Outrunner (Eq:2814)
Turnigy nano-tech 5000mah 4S 25~50C Lipo Pack x2
Turnigy nano-tech 1600mah 2S 25~50C Lipo Pack x1
Chainlink (433MHz for video)
Total $1348,73 with the Ardupilot Mega($250)
Im not shure what kind of controller i want for this project, but i need advice on IkarusOSD($130) vs Ardupilot Mega($250) and maybe others.
My Tx is a DX7. I'm planning on buying a Turnigy 9x.
If you don't mind me jumping in. I would recommend a Dragon OSD system with current sensor and GPS. This system provides you the normal OSD info, (volts x2, amps, mAh used, distance, speed, altitude, etc), but also provide a Return To Home failsafe, flying waypoints, etc. The GPS stabilization mode flies straighter than I do. You can still add an FY-20 to the system, but it really isn't necessary. For a little over $200 you can have everything in one unit that you're thinking of in several individual units. Just a thought...