I'd like to fund a project that brings a payload back to its targeted GPS coordinates. I'd first like to know if this is feasible using the Arduino platform.
I want to program a GPS coordinate into my 'payload' then drop it from an altitude and have it return to that spot.
Assumptions: The drop altitude is high enough for the payload to reach its destination The only 'acceleration' will be from gravity The Arduino will control the "Servo's" which will be connected to some sort of wing'd structure A side effect of this design will make the 'decent' stable ie. reducing spin of the payload (i think)
Project Outline: Everyone has seen the Weather Balloon camera's. I'd just like to design a payload that returns from the launch point rather than tracking it down across 150-200 miles. I realize there are other variables here, but lets just say for testing purposes it will be doped from an airplane at an altitude of 5k feet. (I've got a friend that will drop it for us)