Thanks for your help and with Protocol set to 2 and MNT_DEFL_MODE set to 3 it works!!
The only question remaining for me is that MNT_DEFL_MODE can be set to either
3 - RC targeting mode or
2 - Mavlink targeting mode or
4 - GPS point mode
What are these modes?
Yes, either as part of a mission, or if you have a “companion computer” running DroneKit etc. So, for instance, in a mission you might have different objects of interest in different parts of the mission: you can set up the mission to automatically slew the gimbal to the right place. Or with a companion computer, you might have a fixed wide FOV camera and a computer vision algorithm that feeds coordinates to a gimballed high zoom camera when it detects something interesting. That kind of thing (and many others: cross cueing from a detected RF animal tag to a gimbal, whatever your use case happens to be).
Thanks for the heads up on that one and I will look at the settings. It seems a good gimbal but their documentation is frugal as it only covers some situations and assumes you already have a good background knowledge of Pixhawk procedures and settings.
I am trying to achieve a simiilar setup. So far i am able to control the Gimbal nick via Telem2 port. The only thing I am not able to figure out is how to change/set the gimbal mode. When powered on, the gimbal is by default in lock mode. How to change it to follow mode?
Although the Gremsy wiki advises to use a Telem port, the last time I checked you cannot use this method to control the gimbal mode instead use sBus as described here.
You can control pitch, roll and yaw only using a telem (serial) port.
Unless it has been fixed by Gremsy they need to change their documentation as they are posting erroneous information.
Anyone have Pixy U control working via serial? Specifically RC targeting. Gremsy Docs say Mavlink 1, Ardu Docs say 2. Need to control Tilt via serial, but nothing is working for me. Need Sbus 1 from Herelink for basic flight control, and Sbus 2 for Flir functions. Was hoping to use telem2 for pan/tilt control.