I know that antenna tracking is nothing new, but I had to share my excitement in getting mine built and working! My inner-nerd celebrated at the sound of the servo motors coming to life for the first time and I have been trying to perfect the pointing ever since.
My basic approach was to designate a position in the software for my "Antenna Tracker" to reflect where it was actually placed, then start pumping in my aircraft's telemetry data. I am using STK to handle all of the angle calculations for Azimuth and Elevation between the tracker and the aircraft and I have a plugin that is then feeding that data to the actual hardware.
So far everything looks very positive and seems to be working great! I hope to take everything out for its maiden flight later this week and I can't wait! I will hopefully update with some additional video and keeping my fingers crossed that the setup will provide me with crystal clear video links....but even if it doesn't, it will still look straight-up cool sitting there spinning around!