Feasibility of a new project for a new Arduino user

Hello everyone,
this is my first project with Arduino.
I have experience with many hobbies and also with programming languages, I'm an expert with Matlab and a bit with C.
I want to merge my experience into a new project and have the opportunity to learn about the fantastic world of Arduino.

The project is a flying boat with foils and an electric power motor.

I'm here to understand how to start and what to buy.

These what I need.
Input:

  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • GPS ( I have already a BN-220)
  • channel for Radio transmitter FrSky R-XSR that communicate with SBUS or CPPM signal
  • current sensor
  • voltage sensor
  • 3 ultrasonic sensors (I assume that is capable to measure the distance from the water surface, can someone test this?)
    Output:
  • 4 servo channels
  • 1 esc channel
  • 1 microSD
    Optional Output:
  • On Screen Display, OSD, on a video signal
  • wireless connection
    Feature:
  • smallest possible size
  • higher possible computational capability (I want to implement automatic regulation)

I will appreciate all type of help/suggestion you will provide to me.

Best Regards,
Lorenzo

Check out Arduplane.

SteveMann:
Check out Arduplane.

I'm sorry,
but I didn't find anything that can reply to my question.
Can you give me an exact page of what you think can help me?

By "flying boat with foils", did you mean a Hydrofoil?

Like this one? https://www.tecobuy.com/en_US/parrot-hydrofoil-drone-new-z-white.html

more like this:

but adding foil with automatic regulation on the bottom part

lorenzon:
more like this:
https://youtu.be/24cBhd0BC-0

but adding foil with automatic regulation on the bottom part

Do they use Arduinos for those ?

lorenzon:
more like this:
https://youtu.be/24cBhd0BC-0
but adding foil with automatic regulation on the bottom part

So not a model hydrofoil but a model hydroplane (Hydroplane (boat) - Wikipedia).

srnet:
Do they use Arduinos for those ?

No

lorenzon:
I'm sorry,
but I didn't find anything that can reply to my question.
Can you give me an exact page of what you think can help me?

Well, you said "flying boat", so I immediately thought of Arduplane. Why reinvent the wheel?

Yes, all of the items in your list will work on Arduino. Probably not the Uno due to memory, speed and I/O limitations. Personally, I would start with the Wemos D1 Mini or ESP32.

Since this is your first project, I recommend that you buy the parts and start experimenting with them on a breadboard ONE AT A TIME. Most of the parts already have libraries and example programs in the IDE.

Hi,
Have you googled

arduino hydroplane

Quite a lot of hits and YouTube videos.

Tom… :slight_smile: