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.
This is what I have currently:
I have an issue it move's so fast it tips over
in did try to set the max Rate in yaw gain but it makes no difference
I have a geared servo setup so it moves at the correct speed. Do you have direct drive or what? Try lowering P. Servo City has gears and gearboxes.
I finally got my tracker set up just the way I have always wonted it. I have it working with a Servo City gimbal since firmware 0.7 was out. I was using the stock servos that would get less than 360 yaw. I finally upgraded to continuous rotation servo for yaw and V1.0 firmware.
After a bit if tuning the V1.0 firmware is working with no problems. Not sure why some are having problems with it. I learned a few things during the process so if anyone is having problem I might be able to help.
i have a apm 2 flashed with antenna tracker firmware
i cant arm it, why ?
I've built an antenna tracker a couple of years ago using the old antenna tracker model from diydrones. I know that sometime later they made it simpler so you could just put an APM on the pitch part of the tracker and it would auto point to the drone's APM. I have many APM 2.6 laying around and I would like to do this the new way. Are their any instructions for the setup or is it simply installing the tracker software on the trackers APM?
There are complete instructions here.
Hey all, just got done with a fully custom antenna tracker which:
1) does not require a laptop to run
2) can accept a roughly 2lb or so antenna (or camera if you like :))
3) works beautifully, even at close range
4) is fully tested
5) can be made for < $300
6) works with any mavlink stream
See here if interested in copying/improving my results. What I've been using it more recently for given the performance is actually just filming myself flying!