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ArduPilot Monthly Update for June 2018

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(rmackay9) #1

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Below is the link to the Monthly development report presented by Olivier, Tridge, Randy, Peter, Jaime and a couple of others at the Partner’s call.

It was a good discussion on the call today and we very much appreciate the financial support and input of our Partners.

P.S. the image above is of a echologger.com’s Echosounder (underwater sonar) which was just one of a few range finder developments over the past month.


(Kikislater) #2

Nice echosounder wiring and support !
Could not find price range for this device


(rmackay9) #3

Kikislater,

They were kind enough to send it to me for free so I’m unsure of the price but I think it’s between $400 ~ $500 US. So not cheap but not bad for this type of sensor I hear. By the way, the Garmin DT800 should also work with this driver although that hasn’t been tested yet.


(Kikislater) #4

Too expensive for a research project IMO but should be good for commercial application. 100m is nice but may be could be less expensive with less range …

Another device used in combination with pixhawk Airmar Echorange SS510 used by simpleunmanned


(rmackay9) #5

Thanks. The Airmar Echorange SS510 appears to output NMEA so I think it would work as well.

I wonder if Unmanned Marine Systems uses ArduPilot. I think it’s likely because they use the Emlid Reach RTK GPS it seems. Perhaps not but I suspect they might. Anyway, I’m happy to help external vendors using ArduPilot although I’m extra keen to help if they advertise that they’re using ArduPilot inside.


(Kikislater) #6

They do ! Pixhawk was listed before and there is still Mission planner screenshot.
Note that I have nothing related with them and agree with you about ardupilot mention.


(Olivier Brousse) #7

Indeed. Rover 3.1.2. from the video.
Looks like a great and very professional company.