some days ago a new folder appeared in DIYDrones ArduPilot repository:
After reading the notes, I shouted up! HORRAY! That's what I'm exactly looking for to be used in my mobile Ground station, since this code uses the built-in sensors for proper positioning too!
So I immediatelly wired up a small test platform for initial testing, with the using of:
- APM 2.6
- 2 servos
- 868 Telemetry module
- GPS receiver
- 4s NiMh AA battery
- some masking tape… :):)
Here is the result (first take-off!!!):
Please note that APM has terrible magnetic interference caused by cheap metal-gear servo (servo ofsets over 400 after calibration!!!), and also not fine-tuned. But still, can do the job!!! And also programmable through telemetry module!
So I'm going to design a small 3D printed tracker block at the top of my previously built mobile ground station, covered with a plastic dome, and using of a mini APM and flat patch antenna.
Just keep on good work, DIYDrones ArduPilot dev TEAM!!!