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Arduboat - engine layout/spec for stationary tasks in e.g loiter mode

(Tore) #1

I have a “floating device” that i need a engine configuration for, which also supports Ardupilot.
Its task is to stay put in a given position (e.g loiter with manual stick input) and only need to counteract for wind, current and possible small movments or adjustments in position.
It also need to be able to navigate in all direction with turning it self.

Any input on the part and engine config. recommandation that fits Ardu would be great.

Something like this

(David Boulanger) #2

I think you would be looking at an Omni type frame in either X or + configuration. Do a little searching and you will find some information on it.

(David Boulanger) #3

This may help

(Tore) #4

Thank you, a new config. :grinning:

(ERL) #5

Hello Tore

Yes the X config works, but the lateral functions (moving sideways) only work in manual mode.

Auto and Loiter still work but still uses the L1 (normal Rover) controller, no lateral movement.

Hopefully these extra functions in Auto and loiter are coming, so we can take full advantage of lateral movement.

With tuning Loiter and Auto still preform well as the boat can turn very tightly, so it is worth building the X config boat and waiting for the extra functions.


(Tore) #6

Can thuster be used with only one direction output (no reverse) with Omnix ?

(Tore) #7

Bumping this one. If thrusters need to have 100% positiv and 100% negative thrust?