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Getting Several Ar Parrot Drone's To Sync During Flight


I'm interested in syncing several AR Parrot drones to work off one controller as demonstrated in this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmPJuRN6WJs

My question is what combination of hardware / software do I need to make this happen.

Also, is it possible to mod the Parrot to have it receive signal from a 2.4ghz controller rather then wifi. I will be doing this flying outside and wifi will not suffice. Please let me know.

Thank you.


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I have seen a 2.4 ghz conversion kit for the AR Drone, but then EZ-B would not be able to control it. The http://www.ardrone-flyers.com/ forums have great discussions of how to extend the WiFi range using repeaters or access points in the field. Now that the Drone 2 can support Infrastructure mode, with each drone having a seperate IP address, the kind of coordination you are talking about is possible. The other thing to look at is the GPS adapter for the drone http://ardrone2.parrot.com/apps/flight-recorder/. It allows you to pre-plan routes that can take it out of wifi range and it will still be able to return after completing its flight path.

For ARC, we'll need a new feature to be added to allow specification of the IP address (I requested last night in the 5/29 release notes thread) and since you can only have one Movement Panel in a project, you would probably need to use scripting for everything, but theoretically it is possible.

2.4ghz RC controller's typically use "direct-sequence spread spectrum". This is an entirely different standard than WiFi. It would be similar to comparing Bluetooth and WiFi, they are both 2.4ghz but are different wireless communication standards.