I've been poking around the idea of building a drone for quite a while. I haven't started building it or bought anything yet, but I have a 3d printer and I'm trying to figure out all the parts I would need. This would be a very long-term project, and since I'm a programmer, I would try to program as much of the functionality as possible. That includes all the sensors and controls, because it's fun for me.
But let's get back to my question: right now I'm trying to figure out the controls part. Since I want to put the drone to good use, I might want to slap a camera on it (some cheap GoPro alternative, because I don't need 4K and stuff). And if I do that, I want to be able to see what the camera is recording. The biggest issue is streaming the video back to my controller. I know 433MHz transceiver modules are widely used and they can go as far as 2-3km for controls and stuff, but I also heard the more bandwidth you use, the shorter is the working distance. Of course, I don't want to go that far, my "end game" goal would be about 500m, but even 200m would be good.
Actually I would like to learn more about this stuff, but I guess that's too much for one thread
Other options I considered included using pre-built FPV controllers, a 4G USB stick, but both are very expensive, and the former is quite boring
So, I'd like to ask, would it be able to stream some legible video feedback, let's say 240p, up to 200m far under normal weather conditions using a cheap 433MHz RF module? Do you have other suggestions?