No, because most airplanes are designed to be stable by themselves.DerCoderLukas wrote: ↑Tue May 26, 2020 4:58 pmThanks for the great answers. But that sounds rather frustrating, because I'm pretty sure that taking off and being stable in the air won't be that easy with gyros. I think about the project, as hard as it is for me to give up. So my replacement plan is to build an rc plane instead of a drone. I don't know if you are familiar with the complexity of such a project, but do you think that it is easier to implement than to build a drone. Are gyros also indispensable for airplanes?
Now you deviate from the realm of this group into aeronautics, but it is all about the design. Different wing types = different flying qualities. center of gravity and where the CG falls along the wing chord are typically very important stability considerations...there are many planes that are stable and many that aren't (but those don't usually go into production). I have to wonder if you plan to build your own or buy one and automate it? Designing and building an airplane is its own challenge, automating one into drone is a separate challenge. Trying to do both at once for the first project I feel leaves you wondering forever if the problem was with the software/controls or with the aircraft design. I quite studied a book forever ago called the simple science of flight - I'd recommend that as a starting place.
I'm pretty sure you could even control a Boeing 777 with a Raspberry Pi. After all the 777 Primary flight computers only used Motorol 680xx, AMD29K and Intel 486 running at 50MHz or so.
Yes, about quarter the weight of my buddies which was one of the reasons I prevailed in flight duration trials. Another advantage was my choice of battery type. They, like a few here too, thought Lipo was best energy density. In fact Lipo do not compare there with lowly, and far less cool,
Definitely Arduino over Pi but kinda old tech so better is STM32 and other ARM chips which is modern day version. I suggest you do what I did. Start with cheap RC models (Walmart?) and after getting up to speed try your own modifications or even completely new designs.DerCoderLukas wrote: ↑Tue May 26, 2020 6:13 pmWell, that explains why a Raspberry is not suitable for such a job. Would you say that a microcontroller like the Ardiuno would be better able to control an airplane? Or would you discard the wish of my own programming and advise me to use things like Navio or other pre-made boards?
The question then is: What actually do you want to do? What is the intended outcome of all this?
Come on Lukas, you were asked what type of control you imagine to have over the aircraft.DerCoderLukas wrote: ↑Tue May 26, 2020 6:13 pmWell, that explains why a Raspberry is not suitable for such a job. Would you say that a microcontroller like the Ardiuno would be better able to control an airplane? Or would you discard the wish of my own programming and advise me to use things like Navio or other pre-made boards?