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The Suitability of Piggy-Backing the Snapdragon 855 on the back of the Flight Pro
Join Date: 2 Dec 19
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Posted: Mon, 2019-12-02 11:55

My question is about best options for integrating the Snapdragon Developer Kit with the Flight Pro.

Our use case is Search and Rescue related, here in the UK, and we are looking at two  options:

1. Using the Snapdragon 855 Development Kit as a basis to create a piggy-back module to mount on existing drones, and

2. Creating a bespoke SAR drone using the Flight Pro, but, in wanting to utilise the same functions that we'd create in 1 above, to create a synthesis of the Flight Pro with the Snapdragon 855 kit.

In the second option, despite that we'd be using the Flight Pro as the basic building block, we would want the user to see the same Android app interface as they would see when using the Snapdragon 855 on top of their existing drone.

Does anyone have some broad advice as to the suitability of piggy-backing the Snapdragon 855 on the back of the Flight Pro, but in a hybrid build where the user would just see a drone with the Snapdragon 855 piggy-back that they might have been using with their own drones, integrated into this drone as a single product?

Alternatively, what additional support would be necessary to integrate Android 9 apps into the Flight Pro, so that a screen could be plugged into it to effect the same technical affect?

In short, we want a drone with the same capability as can be provided by the Flight Pro, but with the capacity of the user being able to download Android apps from the Google Play Store that would have access, via GPIO (et al), to various external devices that the user can add on.

Please excuse the naievity here as we are essentially looking for the best platform on the market where we could create a drone with an Android Phone UI interface where we can customise what apps that the user has access to, which can download apps from the Google Play store, as well as mandating what must run in the background so that the drone will perform it's normal critical drone functions.

Kind regards,




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