Here is my project:e-savage rc truck framephidget 8 rc pulse boardardupilot 406 gps no shieldhp mini 1000 pcRaven x cellular modemMy plan is to control my truck via the web and have it hit waypoints…Continue
Yes, I was able to get some pretty interesting results with my RC truck and Ardupilot. I was using a Tamiya Super Clod Buster, which uses some pretty beefy motors, and a Tamiya 2-motor ESC. The only requirement is that you need quite a bit of room to allow the Ardupilot to acquire a decent GPS signal, but once it does, you can try both waypoint mode and return to launch mode. Usually, the truck was finding waypoints (or home positions) to within 3-5 meters or so if I remember correctly. Also, the truck seems to "snake" its way while traveling between waypoints, which is probably attributable to the GPS update rate and the GPS resolution, as well as the truck speed. Better results might be obtained by working more in these areas, as well as playing around with the PID controller settings. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any specific questions, and please share your results when you are up and running.
Awesome, thanks for getting back with me. By chance is there anyway you can email the code you used for the ardupilot? I'm anxious to set this thing up and want to compare code before I go live with it. Thanks
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