Mr. Tridgell, regarding the output of Mavlink per this entry you have on the ArduPlane site;
"The startup script assumes that your Disco appears on the 192.168.42.0/24 network for WiFi and 192.168.43.0/24 network for USB networking. It tells ArduPilot to announce itself as a MAVLink device on those two networks. It will pick up the first MAVLink capable ground station that connects on UDP port 14550 on those networks."
Does this statement mean that the CHUCK is outputting Mavlink on one of its USB ports?
I'd like to connect a Dragonlink micro UHF receiver to the CHUCK, and bring back Mavlink via Dragonlink V3s serial data transport capability. However, current documented setups connect the Dragonlink receiver to a TLM port on a Pixhawk, which is outputting mavlink, I believe.
I believe that if the CHUCK running ArduPlane is outputting mavlink over one of its USB ports, I can convert to serial data > feed into the Dragonlink > output from the Dragonlink on the ground > send mavlink via BT from Dragonlink ground unit to GCS (ie MP) . Voila...pushing the Disco even farther!
I have a need to use the Disco to scout some property, but I'm looking at 2-4 sections of land per property (1280-2560 acres) which would require me to fly upto 4-6 miles from the GCS. Easy for a UHF radio link, but I need to monitor the Disco's location and AHRS (PFD) to be "legally" controlling the thing (and for my own peace of mind etc).
Your guidance is greatly appreciated!