Use a computer game to control an RC plane?
Is it possible to use a program like Flight Simulator 2000 to send radio signals to an RC plane? The game can take messages from a joystick and convert that to "move ailerons," "throttle up," etc. If it is possible how can it be done?
For a contest I am thinking about entering I need to build a vertical takeoff/landing UAV that can fly out 2 miles beyond line-of-sight, send back live video (or possibly a buch of still pictures) of an area for up to 3 hours, and return to a different spot than where it started.
I don't know where to get radio equipment that can go that far except expensive 900MHz stuff. Some walkie-talkies claim to be able to go that far but I don't know if they can send a signal useable for something like that.
So I was thinking of having my drone drop a thing half way that could pick up, amplify, and re-transmit controls to the UAV, and video (+mabey some tellemetry stuff) back to the controller. Is that possible?