Today i was flying around for 60min using Cellular modem for video and telemetry.
Navio+ rocks the skies. . After takeoff, i performed an Autotune and that’s it. Nothing more adjustment needed. Aircraft was flying rock solid. Awesome…
Thank you all at Emlid for this great flight controller… Really appreciate it.
It’s the same as Pixhawk with GPS module. You don’t “need” Reach if you already have a RasPi2, Navio+ and GPS antenna. That’s the same (and much more) capability as Pixhawk.
My personal preference for Reach is as a static RTK (high accuracy GPS) ground station and antenna tracker system combo, because:
It’s a waste of money to pay for an extra Pixhawk/Navio just to do antenna tracking. I say that assuming the price is lower. I guess that depends on bulk pricing of the Intel chips (equivalent to the RasPi part of the Navio). Reading Emlid’s blog on the subject shows positive signs in this area: http://www.emlid.com/reach-manufacturing-update/
Reach has a decent processor so we can do a lot more stuff in addition to the obvious RTKLib GPS accuracy boost (already a great feature). I’m thinking about some kind of ground station enhancement like a central/shared telemetry link repeater.
All neat ideas for a university project, good luck and don’t forget they also announced educational discounts!