Long time listener, first time caller.
I am putting something together that is very similar to the boogie board boat. I have built the hardware and was in the process of installing/configuring the elecs. The hardware is a dual pontoon arrangement where each pontoon hosts a DC motor with a prop.
However, I struck an issue with the Pixhawk 2.4.8 units i had previously configured with an old version of Rover. In loading the new Rover f/w, i am really struggling getting these configured properly.
To get things going I have decided to abandon the 2.4.8 units, in favour of a newer FC.
All i want is for the vessel to be capable of autonomously heading to a waypoint, loiter for a period of time, and then return to launch position when requested. Am thinking of configuring the system with Mission Planner, but using QGroundControl in the field. So, from what i can gather, its a fairly simple operational task.
I am trying to be cost efficient with this project, so would be grateful for any suggestions as to a modern FC that would be sufficient to carry out the above objective. Also, suggestions as to where to buy such a FC to avoid clones/copies, would be much appreciated. I’m from Australia, and resellers of good compatible FCs seem to be scarce. I’m suspicious of AliExpress and Bangood for sourcing this type of equipment - but i defer to your good judgement.
Thanks in advance for your time/effort in assisting with this query.