I want to be able to use the SET_POSITION_TARGET_GLOBAL_INT MAV link message to control my Hexacopter's velocity/ location with a secondary on-board controller. The idea of this being that I can then play around with code on a more powerful platform and have that influence the Hex while in guided mode. If something goes horribly wrong I can still regain control in stabilize!
I have found that the SET_Position... message is accepted by copter in guided mode but I can't see how to use it with the either APM or Mission Planner?
Therefore end goal (I think) is to develop some lightweight code that will function like a GCS but run on my secondary controller to set up and maintain communication with the Pixhawk and send it position commands.
1.) Before reaching the end goal can anyone suggest an alternate GCS/method I can quickly use to send the SET_POSITION_TARGET_GLOBAL_INT and see how the Hex performs.
2.) Does my end goal seem achievable and does anything similar exist?
Just found this old discussion and thought I would share some links that helped me get up to speed, just in case anyone else finds this post while looking to do something similar.
I am using a Windows based mini PC connected by USB to the Pixhawk.