Can someone provide guidance, please. First post on these forums.
I would like to implement an autopilot in a model RC hovercraft I have built. By hovercraft, I mean cusioncraft - i.e. a vehicle with a skirt that floats above the ground on a cushion of air - I see the term hovercraft seems to be used for flying quadcopters on these forums.
It’s quite a quick vehicle, and controlling its direction takes practice, but I was hoping to implement some sort of active directional stability. The hovercraft uses differential thrust from two thrust motors to manoeuvre.
First implementation would provide some sort of directional stability. I’m more interested in track stability i.e. not just a heading hold, but the hovercraft should maintain a track over the ground to account for cross-wind.
And the more I read, the more interesed I am to implement full autopilot functions.
I assume I’m on the right track with ArduBoat? How does the software handle massive drift angles? For example, I can drive the hovercraft round a corner with about 60degs drift. Can the software cope with that?
Are there any examples of hovercraft implementations?