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Questions about software and batteries - Drone

Oasis
Hello everybody,

I'm new here and I'm looking to build an open source quadcopter. I want to use a RC controller first, then use the Nvidia TX2 chip for controlling it by Wifi and playing with some scripts.

I'm selecting the different hardware components and I'm asking myself the questions below. Could you please help me ?

1) When I will install the firmwares inside the Pixhawk and the ESC, do I have to modify the source code for adjusting flight parameters and my hardware ? Or I can just upload it and fly ?

2) I would like to have a fixed "gimbal" for my camera. Do I have to program the gimbal ? Or without coding it, the gimbal will be fixed and staring at the front of the drone ?

3) Are the Lithium-Ion batteries (Li-on) reached the point where there are more interesting than the Lithium-ion-polymer (Li-po) batteries ? I know why it wasn't the case in the past (discharge C rate, weight, safety, price) but I think it's not the case anymore and I would like to use Fast/Quick charger with Li-on.

Thank you very much for your help.
Have a nice day,

Adam

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Re: Questions about software and batteries - Drone

Gautier Hattenberger-3

Hello,

It seems you are trying to use Pixhawk autopilot and software, so you should contact them as Paparazzi is a different project.

Best regards,

Gautier

Le 24/07/2019 à 16:34, Oasis a écrit :
Hello everybody,

I'm new here and I'm looking to build an open source quadcopter. I want to use a RC controller first, then use the Nvidia TX2 chip for controlling it by Wifi and playing with some scripts.

I'm selecting the different hardware components and I'm asking myself the questions below. Could you please help me ?

1) When I will install the firmwares inside the Pixhawk and the ESC, do I have to modify the source code for adjusting flight parameters and my hardware ? Or I can just upload it and fly ?

2) I would like to have a fixed "gimbal" for my camera. Do I have to program the gimbal ? Or without coding it, the gimbal will be fixed and staring at the front of the drone ?

3) Are the Lithium-Ion batteries (Li-on) reached the point where there are more interesting than the Lithium-ion-polymer (Li-po) batteries ? I know why it wasn't the case in the past (discharge C rate, weight, safety, price) but I think it's not the case anymore and I would like to use Fast/Quick charger with Li-on.

Thank you very much for your help.
Have a nice day,

Adam

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Re: Questions about software and batteries - Drone

Oasis
Hello Gautier,

Thank you for your answer about question 1).

Can you please answer to the other questions ?

Thank you very much,
Best regards,

Le jeu. 25 juil. 2019 à 09:14, Gautier Hattenberger <[hidden email]> a écrit :

Hello,

It seems you are trying to use Pixhawk autopilot and software, so you should contact them as Paparazzi is a different project.

Best regards,

Gautier

Le 24/07/2019 à 16:34, Oasis a écrit :
Hello everybody,

I'm new here and I'm looking to build an open source quadcopter. I want to use a RC controller first, then use the Nvidia TX2 chip for controlling it by Wifi and playing with some scripts.

I'm selecting the different hardware components and I'm asking myself the questions below. Could you please help me ?

1) When I will install the firmwares inside the Pixhawk and the ESC, do I have to modify the source code for adjusting flight parameters and my hardware ? Or I can just upload it and fly ?

2) I would like to have a fixed "gimbal" for my camera. Do I have to program the gimbal ? Or without coding it, the gimbal will be fixed and staring at the front of the drone ?

3) Are the Lithium-Ion batteries (Li-on) reached the point where there are more interesting than the Lithium-ion-polymer (Li-po) batteries ? I know why it wasn't the case in the past (discharge C rate, weight, safety, price) but I think it's not the case anymore and I would like to use Fast/Quick charger with Li-on.

Thank you very much for your help.
Have a nice day,

Adam

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Re: Questions about software and batteries - Drone

Gautier Hattenberger-3

Q2 is clearly related to either Pixhawk or the type of gimbal you are going to use, so I can't answer that one.

Q3 my advice is to start with LiPo as they are cheap, easily available and efficient. Li-Ion might be more efficient in some circumstances but they need manual assembly and a proper matching between your required power and the number/arrangement of cells. So you really need to know what you are doing here.

Gautier

Le 25/07/2019 à 18:28, Oasis a écrit :
Hello Gautier,

Thank you for your answer about question 1).

Can you please answer to the other questions ?

Thank you very much,
Best regards,

Le jeu. 25 juil. 2019 à 09:14, Gautier Hattenberger <[hidden email]> a écrit :

Hello,

It seems you are trying to use Pixhawk autopilot and software, so you should contact them as Paparazzi is a different project.

Best regards,

Gautier

Le 24/07/2019 à 16:34, Oasis a écrit :
Hello everybody,

I'm new here and I'm looking to build an open source quadcopter. I want to use a RC controller first, then use the Nvidia TX2 chip for controlling it by Wifi and playing with some scripts.

I'm selecting the different hardware components and I'm asking myself the questions below. Could you please help me ?

1) When I will install the firmwares inside the Pixhawk and the ESC, do I have to modify the source code for adjusting flight parameters and my hardware ? Or I can just upload it and fly ?

2) I would like to have a fixed "gimbal" for my camera. Do I have to program the gimbal ? Or without coding it, the gimbal will be fixed and staring at the front of the drone ?

3) Are the Lithium-Ion batteries (Li-on) reached the point where there are more interesting than the Lithium-ion-polymer (Li-po) batteries ? I know why it wasn't the case in the past (discharge C rate, weight, safety, price) but I think it's not the case anymore and I would like to use Fast/Quick charger with Li-on.

Thank you very much for your help.
Have a nice day,

Adam

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Re: Questions about software and batteries - Drone

Oasis
Hello,

Ok. Thank you very much for your help. 

Have a nice day,
Regards

Le jeu. 25 juil. 2019 à 19:14, Gautier Hattenberger <[hidden email]> a écrit :

Q2 is clearly related to either Pixhawk or the type of gimbal you are going to use, so I can't answer that one.

Q3 my advice is to start with LiPo as they are cheap, easily available and efficient. Li-Ion might be more efficient in some circumstances but they need manual assembly and a proper matching between your required power and the number/arrangement of cells. So you really need to know what you are doing here.

Gautier

Le 25/07/2019 à 18:28, Oasis a écrit :
Hello Gautier,

Thank you for your answer about question 1).

Can you please answer to the other questions ?

Thank you very much,
Best regards,

Le jeu. 25 juil. 2019 à 09:14, Gautier Hattenberger <[hidden email]> a écrit :

Hello,

It seems you are trying to use Pixhawk autopilot and software, so you should contact them as Paparazzi is a different project.

Best regards,

Gautier

Le 24/07/2019 à 16:34, Oasis a écrit :
Hello everybody,

I'm new here and I'm looking to build an open source quadcopter. I want to use a RC controller first, then use the Nvidia TX2 chip for controlling it by Wifi and playing with some scripts.

I'm selecting the different hardware components and I'm asking myself the questions below. Could you please help me ?

1) When I will install the firmwares inside the Pixhawk and the ESC, do I have to modify the source code for adjusting flight parameters and my hardware ? Or I can just upload it and fly ?

2) I would like to have a fixed "gimbal" for my camera. Do I have to program the gimbal ? Or without coding it, the gimbal will be fixed and staring at the front of the drone ?

3) Are the Lithium-Ion batteries (Li-on) reached the point where there are more interesting than the Lithium-ion-polymer (Li-po) batteries ? I know why it wasn't the case in the past (discharge C rate, weight, safety, price) but I think it's not the case anymore and I would like to use Fast/Quick charger with Li-on.

Thank you very much for your help.
Have a nice day,

Adam

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