After some troubleshooting with SkyDrone, my Pixhawk 2.1 is connected to my GCS through the 4G connection. It eats up around 1MB of data every 5 minutes or so, which is quite respectable.
I'll see how it does when I refit my boat in a few…"
"Connected and video is up and running on my data plan. No issues there other than opening up the specified port in my firewall. Video has great speed, it just eats up around 1MB of data every second which is a bit high for me. I'll connect it…"
"I ended up ordering one so hopefully I can report how it is in a few days. Yes, I know full well what the hardware is and that it's COTS. The problem that I've had is that I've been looking and asking for a 4G connection for months…"
"Did some more work on the NAV box over the past couple days. At least I'm up to the point where I can connect to it via my computer or tablet.
Next up will be getting power and signal to the thrusters and then mounting the box."
You are right, I haven't mate the files public as I desined them for a commercial project however PM me and I will see what I can do for you. They would require some mods to fit your hull dimensions but that is easy enough. Anyway, here…"
"Ya. Maybe running the cable up the side of the hull at the closest point with these types of fastener's would be a good option. I'm with you on not drilling holes. Although using 3M 5200 with through hulls is bullet…"
"@bigkahuna I was thinking of using those nylon cable glands too. Those would be easier to use if I need to disconnect the cable for whatever reason. I also have some BR cable penetrators.
@David Think something like these cable holders would…"
"Kevin, Although I hate drilling holes in a hull you could use a couple of small thru hulls with some stiff rubber hose attached so that the opening was way above the waterline. The most important thing is probably just to make sure…"
"Thrusters mounted. I used two ends of an HDPE cutting board and trimmed to fit and then glued them to the hull with marine epoxy. Not the most elegant solution, but they aren't going anywhere and I've maintained hull integrity. Everything…"