I am working on doing external control of an autopilot using an onboard linux computer running MAVROS. I found the topic on mavros entitled "setpoint_velocity," But when I send that to the autopilot in guided mode with ESCs unplugged, nothing happens. It should set the setpoints for velocity, but in looking at the logs, the dvelx and dvely did not change to comply.
I know this is possible using the Px4 stack, but I would prefer to avoid the complexity of switching to that and stick with the ardupilot firmware on the pixhawk.
- Is this offboard control capability implemented in Arducopter? (including setpoint override control of position, attitude, and velocities)
- If it isn't right now, is this an upcoming feature?
- If still not, is there an equivalent way to do this that is implemented?
- If not, do you have any other suggestions or should I continue the switch to Px4 stack?
Software: Arducopter 3.2.1, Ubuntu/mavros