I've got a hexicopter that I am beginning to shoot video with. I'd like to build a small module that I could attach to a RC plane to have my hexicopter follow.
The system would most likely be comprised of two components:
A transmitter module to attach to whatever moving object I'd like to film consisting of the following:
Xbee to send the info to the receiver
A receiver of some sort to send the GPS information to my laptop (via usb????)
On my laptop I use a program called mission planner that has a "follow me" mode. This mode uses the onboard GPS (on a tablet or phone) or incoming GPS data to tell the drone (Via wireless telemetry link) where to go to follow the location of mission planner.
I think that I've got a basic understanding about how to transmit the GPS info from one xBee to another. Does this seem feasible? If so where could I find information of how to format and parse the location data to something that Mission Planner could use?