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Guys, is it good decision of making a model drone for a state/country level science exhibition?

Guys, is it good decision of making a model drone for a state/country level science exhibition?
Like it would help in keeping track on animals in the wildlife park, or anyother place.
Also whats the cheapest and the best setup I should go with for surveillance - A Glider?

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  1. Hi Rahul,

    A motor glider is exactly what I am using at the moment for a cat tracking project ukulalela listen The thing is how do you plan to detect the animals, you will not see anything much smaller than a cow with an FPV setup. Thermal imaging works well but will almost certainly be outside of your budget.

    When you say cheap don't expect a bill much smaller than $1000 if you currently have nothing.

    Do not skimp on the command and control link.

    I don't think you can go wrong with this sort of platform http://www.fpvflying.com/products/Condor-Skywalker-1880.html learn to fly RC before anything else.

    Cheers

    Gary

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  2. Hi Gary,

    I dont think I should go with a drone. People in the last year exhibition made projects like tesla coil, conservation of energy, irrigation systems, etc.

    What do you think, is my idea good and practical? Could I use APM and a self made foam plane? 

    Thanks!

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  3. You could self make the plane, with long wings gliders need a bit of strength. Did you have a design in mind?

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  4. Hobbyking bixler like? Whats the simplest design that APM supports?

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  5. Well I am flying just rudder elevator, have a look around here for inspiration http://www.mygeekshow.com/

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  6. Yup. Excellent website. 

    But the problem is that is it useful for daily life for a country? and is somewhat related to science?
    Could I present it in a state level science exhibition?

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  7. I don't know anything about those, but I would guess anything that is well thought out and planned would work.

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  8. Okay, and do you think drones are really important for a country?

    Would it be easy to fly and make a simple drone in a week or two?
    I have made 3 multirotors but have never made or flown a plane or heli.

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  9. Well yes, but I would say that. If you have made a quad fly you will be astounded how simple fixed wing platforms are and for how much longer they fly. The person to ask is the person marking the assignment!

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  10. Okay. Thanks a lot Gary, I will get back to you once I finalize the project. 

    Thanks.

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  11. Okay, Gary, I am ready to start this project. I think I will buy a ready to fly plane and put the APM with 6H inside.
    could you recommend me the cheapest and the best plane for this purpose.
    I have a 2200mAh 20C 3S battery.

    And make sure the plane you suggest has enough space for fpv.

    Also whats the cheapest camera I could use for my purpose?

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  12. I selected sky walker. :)
    What UBEC do you use with APM to power it?

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