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.
Wow, that's some serious tracking gain! What distances are you planning for? Is it a commercial tracker design?
Anthony Verloop said:
There are still some modifications to be done, but the concept is working very fine.
Once it is finished, I will make the STL files available for download. Everything is printed in ABS to make it temperature resistant. PLA will get soft during summer in direct sunlight.
Patrick, That would be great if you could post the STL files.
@DougB, I will post a blog shortly on how to build the entire tracker from scratch, including STL files, software, and assembly instructions.
Nice setup! The Ubiquiti NanoBeam was less expensive than I expected. I didn't see a cone pattern for it but the 25dBi gain is impressive for the price.
Did you print the 3D parts yourself or send out for them? I was wondering what the approximate cost would be?
Thanks for sharing...
91 pages of reading, kudos to brains giving their time to this project.
Just upgraded APM to Pixhawk mini for the AT and loaded 0.8 firmware. Pixhawk sporting a solid red error light and isn't wanting to play. If I reload Plane 3.8.1 it connects and away we go. AT 1.0.0 also does not seem to work. Any tips fellas? I would assume it's something simple I've missed. SD card changed and still the same..
thanks for the reply - let me study up on that. New to Pixhawk, thought it was going to be a tad more straightforward after APM2.5/2.7.
Sounds indicate 'Failed to Start'.