As the title says, I've had my fair share of experience on the ground but never really messed with Air R/C...Looking to build a quadcopter for my new GoPro 2. Been doing a lot of research but there is just so much information out there that it's tough to separate between new/old information and what would be right for my needs. I'm trying to this as cheaply as possible while getting the best quality video - building & reusing parts will be my weapon.
Basically from what I've gleaned from the internet is that vibration is the enemy (obv) and symmetry & balance are key ingredients. As a result, whatever chassis I plan on getting will be hand balanced on all axis, as well as the propellers. Also, instinct tells me I need something light to be stable but would heavier crafts be more resistant to wind/such? and what size should I look for?
I've been looking at this one because A) Carbon Fiber is beautiful and B) It's sold for decent prices - its about 20" across. My only trepidation is that it may be too small to create a stable ride? What dimensions should I be looking at?
Second is the controller - somewhat confused as to what this does. In the ground world, signal goes to receiver from transmitter to esc to motor. What's the difference here? I've seen controller boards from the Wii motion be used - any insight on that?
Third is stabilization of craft and camera - I'm guessing this is what the controller is for? gyro stabilization or? Also looking at mounts that are supposed to stabilize image - found some that looked very promising for around $15, but can't for the life of my find the link. It's bookmarked somewhere...I was thinking of some kind of a vibration absorbing foam to be the basis of the mount if I end up building one. Thoughts?
And last but not least is of course, motors + esc +rx/tx + batt, but that I get off of good research no doubt so I'll save that for later. Thanks in advance for your responses!