- Announcement about May 10th, 2018 update and your password.
GPS on Prop usage question
Does anyone that's utilized GPS with the Propeller know roughly how much of the Prop's processing power it takes to retrieve and store / update the data?
The latest Elev-8 flight controller firmware states there is about 20% of the processing power and 6KB free to work with. Would that be enough to try adding GPS, or would I need to add in another small Prop system, such as Cluso's blade2, or a FLiP to run anything GPS related?
I have the Build Your Own Quadcopter
book by Donald Norris, and reading through his GPS projects in there now. Of course he uses a Prop BOE, which I have plenty of to use for experimenting/programming on the bench, but that would be large for actual flight. I would like to see if the flight controller has the processing oomph to run the GPS portion itself to keep the size / weight down, and if not, I'll have to figure out a small system to add.