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Using ArduPilot with an RC sailboat

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim McPherson Nov 29, 2012. 1 Reply

I have a large RC sailboat (a Victoria) that I am interested in making somewhat autonomous. Looking at the tools and products available here it seems possible, and that some people have already gone…Continue

 

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Tim McPherson replied to Peter Mc.'s discussion Using ArduPilot with an RC sailboat
"Hi, I don't know how small they make directional anemometers and such. I do like the idea of auto piloted watercraft. That's just as scary as putting your pride and joy into the sky. Good luck!"
Nov 29, 2012
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Using ArduPilot with an RC sailboat

I have a large RC sailboat (a Victoria) that I am interested in making somewhat autonomous. Looking at the tools and products available here it seems possible, and that some people have already gone far down this path.  However, I have not seen any sensors designed to measure the apparent wind angle on the boat. Perhaps I am just not seeing the solution, but I can't see how to automate a sailboat without knowing what the apparent wind is. If anyone has any experience or ideas in this area, I'd…See More
Nov 29, 2012

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Marketing guy that likes to think he can hang with the smart kids.
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I have an RC sailboat that I would like to make autonomous.
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