"First off, thank you for your thoughts. There is a lot here which is great. It helps me think through this. Let me try and go through it 1-by-1.
“what's your steering actuator - is that off the shelf?” – The configuration is a power wheels 12…"
I have a 12 volt geared motor driving my power steering on a John Deere 5055e. The Pixhawk channel 1 output is going into a JRK12V12 motor controller which is receiving angle sensor input from my AG Leader steering angle sensor. I have consistent…
"Photo of the installation. Brackets were made a fabrication shop nearby. Cost $300. I made the wiring harness with the parts from Mouser mentioned above, but I did not have it on when I took this photo. The arc of travel is about 2500 ticks vs.…"
"For those interested I just received my Wheel Angle Sensor Kit part no. 200-0625-01. No time yet to install, but wanted to share photos of what came in the package. Cost including shipping (in Texas) was $531.
Be aware there is no wiring harness…"
"Can you describe what is involved in installing the Outback kit a bit? The quote I received from a Texas dealer was $7500. (e.g. Am I replacing any existing power steering components or only adding components?) Am I basically adding a hydraulic…"
"I think the definition of bravery comes to mind when I think about you "hacking" a $100K tractor. Good for you.
In a previous post you mentioned, "...You can get the valve and all the hoses and fittings from outback guidance for $1000....". Can…"
"Just to say thank you for continuing to share. I'm in Texas trying to steer my 50 hp JD with a home brew steering control solution since my model only has basic power steering and will be using the JRK21V3 and Arduino with the Pixhawk. I've done…"
I am trying to use an APM 2.6 on a Powerwheels jeep with a linear actuator to control the steering. I am trying to go through the calibration wizard in Mission Planner with the APM disconnected from the Powerwheels jeep. Not doubt you can…