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    What RTH/GPS options are out there for fixed wing?

    Looking to venture out from mulirotors (Flying CC3D at the moment) and want to build something like a bixler. Going to start off with no frills and add as I go. Eventually, I'll probably like to add RTH capabilities - either to the bixler or next aircraft.

    I understand the Pixhawk is a good choice? Anything else similar that is perhaps cheaper? Obviously I prefer cheap, but I'm still willing to spend money on something that is beyond its infancy stage of development...if that is what is required.

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    Your own common sense?
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    You could look at Eagle Tree and RVOSD, it all depends on how good you want it to work for you.
    The Eagle Tree allows you to add options when you want and the RVOSD comes full blown.

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    +1 for RVOSD! Saved my ass a few times... Also love the simplicity of a all in one... Autopilot, OSD, Power filter. I use just about everything on it except way point navigation and loiter.

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    Waypoint nav and loiter (pos hold) is in the RVOSD as well. Use GS software to upload waypoints, easy but I haven't really found a good for it yet. I guess I'm more of a flyer then a UAVer.


    Quote Originally Posted by Howzit View Post
    Anything else similar that is perhaps cheaper? Obviously I prefer cheap, but I'm still willing to spend money on something that is beyond its infancy stage of development...if that is what is required.
    Quote Originally Posted by ssassen View Post
    Your own common sense?
    LOL

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    Great, thanks.

    Looks like EagleTree Vector being released soon will also be an all in one package (OSD, GPS, etc).

    http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=2306
    Last edited by Howzit; 2nd June 2014 at 11:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssassen View Post
    Your own common sense?
    How was that even remotely helpful?

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    Check out the myflydream auto pilot, its $200 and if you eventually want an antenna tracker it works with it.
    Also its super easy to set up even compared to the rvosd

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbmarsh View Post
    How was that even remotely helpful?
    I think what ssassen is saying is that if you plan your flight, don't fly behind a mountain or do something stupid and stick to your plan, RTH is not really necessary.

    Then again, we're only human. Suddenly you DO find yourself at the wrong side of a mountain, or a radio tower jams your control link, or your groundsation gets knocked over. Honestly, I'm not entirely sure what i would chose. Lately i've been leaning towards the no autopilot-approach as i plan my ZII build. As long as i don't do anything stupid and plan my flights, the above scenarios are not very likely to happen.

    On Topic: I have not tested this, but I hear good things about the Ruby. www.uthere.com

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    You're forced to pay a $250 'service charge' with every Ruby. I was looking at getting one but i'm not even remotely interested now.

    I'm using the Arkbird OSD/RTH with great results.
    When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No one has ever collided with the sky.

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