Good News, I just got word that our proposal “Unmanned Automated Ocean Survey Platform”
Will most likely be funded in full. Like most my other boats, it uses APM/Pixhawk and mission planner.
This craft will utilize 4 x 300 watt solar panels and golf cart batteries for possible 24
The boat itself is a Prindle 18-2 with lots of flotation and room in the hulls for batteries… (334 lbs)
My other boats ran about 100 watts/knot at 3 knots… this one should be far better…
Before I get the funding I starting developing a long range monitoring system using uno and 24bit a/d board.
This system will transmit via vhf radio at 1200 baud, position, volts and amps of everything every 10 seconds
The range of this system will be 10 miles to start but can be increased easily.
I will keep the community updated because you guys have great ideas quite often