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Building a Quadcopter with Arduino by Vasilis Tzivaras

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Radio transmitter and receiver

Remotely piloted quadcopters are controlled from a ground station using some kind of transmitter and receiver mounted on the craft. This communication system is simple, reliable, and easy to install. Note that the ground station is actually a pilot with a transmitter in his hands. A ground station can have many more systems but a simplified model of communication is preferred. Transmitters usually look similar to the following screenshot:

They have two sticks and a screen for all the configuration setups. A joystick can also be used as a transmitter but a proper transmitter is recommended ...

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