Ok, you've gone to Hobby King website and you've bought the Quanum Nova. Allegedly it can fly waypoints... Or so they let you think. You have probably received it by now and spent some time wondering how to activate the waypoint function. It is not straightforward, you'll have to buy additional modules and mobilise your soldering skills. The good news is that budget-wise your are not going to be hit hard.
What you need is a telemetry kit. You can buy one from the 3dr robotics website. And for those who are about to throw a shoe at me once they see the price tag, there are much cheaper versions available on ebay. I will not give you any ebay links because they most of them do not survive more than 2 weeks. However the tip of the day is: avoid Silabs cp2102 chip. FTDI is more compatible with Android apps. With FTDI you'll be able to use both Andropilot and Droidplanner on your Android phone.
Another thing to buy is that little USB adaptor from standard USB female to micro USB male (Android phones).
Watch this video:
You should be well and truly set for action once you have the drone unit soldered in place. Another useful reading: APM guide to telemetry.
You will need to install either Andropilot, Droidplanner or Droidplanner 2 on your mobile phone (Android) and Missionplanner on your computer. Install
Useful tip: set the baud rate to 57600 bps in Missionplanner. You should be able to connect to you Quanum Nova now.
What to set in Missionplanner:
- Change one of the flight modes to "Auto". Usually its "Flight direction locked" mode that people like to sacrifice. This will let you to activate waypoints from your transmitter
- In "Advanced Parameters" change yaw behaviour during missions (Auto/waypoint mode) to "face next waypoint", unless you want to keep it as is
- Set one of the transmitter potentiometers to control the speed of the flight in waypoint mode (Channel 6 tuning: WP speed)