Sadly we have no documentation and, as far as I know, nobody except Tridge has used it. Still given Tridge's track record on building great software I suspect it works well and if it doesn't, I'm sure we can fix it. So to not let this piece of code go to waste, I'd like some help from people who are interested to give it a try and help me figure out how it works.
Here's the little that I know:
So if you want to give it a try please do and stick any findings, questions or issues below. Alternatively Issues can go into the issues list.
I'll start sticking things into the wiki as they become clear.
I had that problem. It was because of all the electronics and other metal parts. I put the mag and GPS up on a wood stick, now all is good.
@Mike, thanks for the tip.
Hi All, we have built our tracker and it works fantastically. We have two telemetry modules on the tracker which is controlled by a pixhawk.
The Antenna Tracker Pixhawk is able to pick up the plane and point to it.
The problem we have is that when we connect the telem2 output to mission planner, the control is for the antenna tracker, not the plane. (i.e.what comes out of the antenna tracker telemetry is control of the tracker, not control of the plane.)
How do we relay the telemetry from the plane received by the antenna tracker pixhawk to Mission planner.
Well! WOuld you look at that.
Found it. Thanks. Works perfectly.
Well guys I put together my quad copter and antenna tracker (build 0.8 on pixhawk). Connection via 433mhz telemetry link between vehicle and pixhawk works - I can see in MP telemetry data from vehicle. Anyway I can't switch between data from AT and vehicle because CTRL-X doesn't do nothing. It is bit frustrating since when I connect MissionPlanner to AT I can see reading first parameters from vehicle 1, then from vehicle 2. Then HUD and status shows me data from vehicle, but can't switch to data from AT. Is Ctrl-X shortcut removed from MP?
Version of MP I'm using is 1.3.48.
OK, I found it - it is now only drop-down box in the upper right corner of MP for selection of vehicle.
I think it's best to discuss over on ardupilot.org's antenna tracker support area.