"Yeah it looks nice snd has some nice features. But it's pricy. And I already have an OSD and the 3dr radios, so no need to buy things twice. Depending on the servos, a self made tracker can stay well below 100USD. Apart from the fun it is…"
"Just get an MyFlyDream Auto Antenna Tracker. THey sell for about $350 or so and if you do the math its cheaper to buy one of those than buy and build an ardustation along with all the servos and other assembly peices. WHile its fun to build the MFD…"
"Thank you for all the replies!
This is the plan:
Vehicle: hexacopter with APM 2.6, GPS, 3dr radio, fpv with minimosd.
FPV: fatshark transmitter 25 mW (german regulations :-( ), receiver to be determined, antenna immersionrc 13dB patch.
"I hear ya! it would be nice if 3dr would make a tracker in the same for factor as skylark AAT, or skylark themselves teach their brainchild to understand mavlink on the ground w/o occupying a sound channel. Sound from the copter's…"
"If someboy looks for alternative tracker software, I've made an open source tracker compatible with Mavlink/UAVTalk/Multiwii MSP/Ublox/NMEA/LTM protocols here:
It works on Arduino Mega or Teensy++2 boards.
It also adds ground OSD feature on…"
"Got my antenna tracker up and working just fine. Used gear boxes from servo city and self modified continuous rotation servos. If you go the continuous rotation route you need to make sure you get the servo city gear boxes with encoders…"
" Cont. rotation servos - maybe not, if You are not planning to use also contact rings to take cables from "head" to base.
I used a such kind of things like a "sail winch servo" plus some travel reducing…"
"Hey guys....I'm building an antenna tracker now but unclear of whether I can use a continuous rotation servo for the pan axis or do I have to have one that just does 360 degrees? I'm aware that with a continuous rotation servo,…"