The sensor I am using is a US Digital MA3 I started with a multi turn POT but the friction on the shaft was too much. I think this will work much better, although I have not tested it on the watter yet. (To…"
"Glad to see some renewed intrust in autonomous boats. I haven't done much with mine for a long time but I still poke at it every once in a while.
I think SailBoats should have there own code base, because sailing is its own creature (not like…"
"Its nice to see some more people working on automated sailing. There are a few of us around here that are putting AP on the water.
Harald Molle did a grate series of blogs on his boat, although it is not a sail boat.
Here are some sail boat related…"
<-- One picture of my boat (my avatar). Sorry Not much else. I will have to get some photos up soon.
I'm not too far along (not enough time). I have a 1m boat with Adrupilot, GPS, and wind vain. Started with 2.7 code and added in stuff…"
"I am very interested to watch as the project progresses.
I to am working on an an autonomous sail boat, although no where near as big as yours. I hope to have something floating around by the end of the summer.
Looking forward to updates. Keep up…"
"COOL. I assume you are using Doppler shift to figure the speed. Have you looked at putting a sound source (beacon) on quieter planes. This would be awesome for Dynamic soaring guys. Would be nice not to have to point a radar gun at the plane.
I am also slowly pecking away at an Arduino Pilot sailboat.
Thanks for pointing out some links that I haven't stumbled across yet. Please keep us posted on you progress exc..
On my boat I just got my USDigital wind vain talking to the…"