I have stumbled upon this question regarding technology providing longest range for rc controls and would like to ask a related one. Theoretically it should be possible to build a wireless mesh network that can route the signal from the drone to the operator and back thus extending the operational range of the drone while relying on the same frequency(/power per unit).
- is there an open-source project that implements such a mesh network in conjunction with an open-source flight control?
- is it theoretically possible to build the nodes of such a mesh network using Arduino and power them with not too big solar panels?
- would it be possible to transmit real time video through such a solar-powered mesh network?
- how would such a network, of let's say 5 nodes, extend the operational range of currently available drones?