I’ve got a twin hull boat I want to automate. It has fixed props with brushed DC motors on a direct drive to each withh no rudders. I’ve got it setup with a Mode 1 radio that I’ve modified to have centering gimbals both sides and as such, I can drive it like a tank - right stick (radio throttle) does fwd/back for the right hull and left stick (radio pitch) does fwd/back for the left hull.
It works very well direct from the radio receiver or with the Pixhawk channel set to RCpassThru. However, if set it to anything other than RCpass Thru or RCin2&3 it won’t work. I have tried SERVO2_FUNCTION = 73 and SERVO3_FUNCTION = 74
It’s firmware is as a Rover, PILOT_STEER_TYPE is 1. Modes (Ch8) are setup as Manual, Auto and RTL, but it won’t work even in manual.
I gues my first question is - can ardurover even cope with a two stick system with the centre of each stick being stopped, down is reverse and up is forward. Left stick (Ch2) controlls the left hull, Right stick (Ch3) controls the right.
If so, what am I missing??
If not, what radio/control setup should I be using?