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1  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Wifi Board control over the internet on: January 05, 2013, 10:31:34 am
Alright, I really appreciate the message. 

I contacted my local provider and I was informed that their mobile hotspot devices dont change IP addresses, they remain the same for the contract.  Would that eliminate the need for creating a server? or the VPN.  I dont really understand how all of this would work. Can I send commands to my fixed IP and pull information (telemetry) and command it through the internet, and that wouldnt require additional programming?

The hotspot has a built in battery, so that wont be an issue.  On just the motors, I should have about 1.5 hours of flight time, with a camera Im not that sure how long.

I plan to have a preprogrammed response to losing internet connection where the drone will return to the launch point or another designated point autonomously.  Or if it loses internet connection, it could manage its internet use, such as the camera going off first, then telemetry, and at least a gps location for recovery.

Could I record all flight information, like telemetry every 1/4 second on a micro sd card?  For analyzing flight information on google earth. 

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!  Ive been searching information on this and couldnt find anything. 
2  General Category / General Discussion / Wifi Board control over the internet on: January 04, 2013, 11:04:32 pm
Hello, I am new to arduino and I apologize if I posted this in the wrong area. I was curious if I got the wifi shield and had a mobile hotspot, could I put the mobile hotspot on a drone and be able to send it commands while constantly receiving telemetry such as GPS and direction?

The idea is that I can remotely control this drone from an unlimited distance, so long as I have an internet connection.  I would also like to be able to control it via an android phone or tablet with a 4g connection.  Please let me know if this is beyond possibility, or how it can be achieved. 

Thank you very much for your time! Have a great day!
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