Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I couldn’t see an immediately obvious answer in the wiki or in this forum.
Can I build a Rover around a standard FC/ESC combo? Say for example, I have a Matek F405-Wing flight controller which I use for ArduCopter and ArduPlane, along with a Typhoon32 (Blheli32) 4in1 ESC. This ESC is nice and neat - it sits underneath the FC and has neat wiring integration including telemetry.
I have this mounted in a 3d-printed frame (Free Stuff! Need Help Testing devFrame). What I’d like to do now is to do learning and development into DL/ML/AI, and it’s a lot safer (and cheaper in terms of replacing shattered parts!) to do this on the ground. I’d like to convert this copter frame into a rover, either using front steer or skid steer - or anything else if more suitable. The idea is to create a development platform that you can use to safely develop on the ground, and then easily and quickly convert to copter to fly developed software.
So, is it possible to use the same FC/ESC/frame stack, and build a Rover around this? The rover doesn’t have to be anything sophisticated - a crude skid steering brick to start with is absolutely fine.
Hopefully someone here will be able to advise if this is doable, or a stupid idea
ps - the arms of the devframe linked above are easily changed to H pattern with a single screw, so I was hoping to add wheels onto the end of the arms through new 3d printed mounts. Possibly with shorter arms.