I was wondering if there was a simple built in way of streaming the GPS data of the plane out of Mission Planner into Plugin software to drive a RS-232 Antenna Tracker system?
The info that is needed is Latitude, Longitude, and Altitude. I have a friend that is willing to write a basic Plugin to communicate the info to the serial-Servo driver.
If this info streamable from Mission Planner that would make it easier.
Any insight into this would be helpful...
Wow, that's really nice! You think of everything, don't you? ;)
I will give this a try today.
I was pulling my hair out on this. Thanks for your help in this. It will be great to be able to use this feature.
It worked perfectly...
What direction does it center to?
Thanks for the great work.
it by default will be North and No Pitch, but when you connect you shoudl be able to use the "trim" to point it wherever you want it.
Joe, apart from the settings i mentioned, i would leave all other default.
for the maestro, the PWM box doesn't do anything. Changing the number as you suggested would cause bad scaling of the angle, and it would not track correctly.
roger that. thanks for your help.
Ηι Michael, im quite close to fix it, but i have some questions:
-I use pololu micro maestro with 180d pan servo and 90d tilt servo, I found & set the range for both and calced the 8-bit range. I opened the planner, configured the degrees, but pan was reversed even if checked or uncheked the reverce. any ideas?
-control center doesn't accept the exact calced values, instead it uses the higher closest, is that a problem? can we override it?
-Also, what about the the 8-bit neutral and Rate values? should we leave them default?
thanks you very much for the nice and new UI & features.
Joe, this should already work.
face your tracker east, and use trim to point it at the plane. and that should be it.
Is it possible that the"old APM 1820" can be used as a servo controller for the antenna tracker.
I'm certain that a lot of people would be happy now its no longer supported for arducopter/plane.
Unfortunatly I'm not a programmer, otherwise ....
yes it can be used for anteena tracker. load ardu trracker. just whcih two channela are assigne dot servo out pins. i had done that with ardupilot (basic)