Sky Drone FPV navigates with 3G or 4G/LTE

Posted by Trent Nouveau

The Sky Drone FPV (First Person View) can best be described as an HD video system controlled via 3G or 4G/LTE networks.

Powered by a BeagleBone Black, the Sky Drone FPV also features a 3G/4G LTE Modem, full HD 1080p camera, MAVLink support for compatible autopilot boards, 6-23v power input, with a total of 129 g including all components and cables: USB, APM, and uBEC (Universal battery Elimination Circuit).

As CNX-Software notes, the above-mentioned hardware allows operators to stream full HD digital video (up to 1080p @ 30 fps), while simultaneously snapping 5 MP still images.

"[The] range [is] limited only by your power source and 3G or 4G/LTE network coverage," the folks at CNX Software explained. "The company will also provide an FPV Groundstation app for iOS, Android, BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry PlayBook to control the system and receive the AES-256 encrypted video stream."

The crew behind the Sky Drone FPV is currently seeking crowd-sourced funds. Stretch goals include on-groundstation video recording, on-device video recording, augmented reality overlays and even Oculus Rift virtual reality headset support.

You can read more about the Sky Drone FPV on IndieGoGo.