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.
Does anyone know if a new version is in the works?
I really like the format of this forum better. I hope the discussion does not totally dry up.
Fantastic, that is really a great help. Thanks a million. (To Jeff, uploading version 0.8)
can some post there pram file for 1.0 to look at i must be missing something
I just compiled v0.8.0 for the pixhawk if anyone needs it, since it is no longer available.
You guys are all very welcome! I am still trying to get my tracker running reliably since I upgraded. I decided to upgrade my GPS to the M8N because of large variances on both gps and compass readings. I may also have to relocate it further from the 5.8ghz video repeater antenna. I will echo Fred's comment above. If anyone has a reliable tracker setup for either v0.8.0 or v1.0 please share your config settings, pids, etc.....
Here you are...
Awesome! Thank you.
Greg Covey said:
Here you are...
I abandoned the antenna tracker in favor of the Mission Planner tracker which works very well. It's simple and needs no GPS or compass. My setup includes a 5.8ghz dish antenna, and a modified version of Mission Planner that tunes the tracker to peak the signal using RSSI. If anybody is interested in this setup as an alternative, I can post a blog.
Actually, the AT with version 0.8 is working very fine.
I'm working on a heavy duty version, all 3D printer parts and the first prototype is already in action.
It is super accurate, simple to build and very few components are needed.
@Jean-Marie, I will post instructions for the updated tracker here : http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-build-an-fpv-antenna-tra...
The newer setup is similar, but uses a digital connection to the drone instead of analog as described in the blog.