Edit 11/10. On second thoughts I am withdrawing this: Just a bit too complicated and confusing
Especially come to think it if seen from an Ardupilot partner point of view. I might propose something similar again as OpenSolo gathers steam, and if there is strong community and dev team interest. Cheers everyone especially Olliw!
Topic: Solo for Storm32 Gimbal controller developer.
Proposal type: Hardware [ x] , Software [ ] , Other [ ] : _________________
Description: 3DR Solo with gimbal, purchased in the US and shipped to Germany. Stock is dwindling, and Solos are expemsive and difficult to get outside of the US. But e-bay still shows a number of new ones available in the $200-$250 range in the US. Add gimbal and shipping and cost should be in the $350 range,+/-$50
Planned amount $$ (USD): $300-$400
Estimated time for completion: NA
Rationale: Olliw has been doing some fantastic work with his development of the Storm32 gimbal controller, including integration work with Ardupilot and many contributions to ArduPilot as a whole. There are currently some issues with using StorM32 with a solo, see the “The Solo lives on” thread. This proposal would allow him to provide better support and enhance StorM32’s capabilities with Solo. It’s likely that Ardupilot as a whole would also benefit from this (beyond Solo specifics). See also this specific post, and some CANBus discussions.
I’d be happy to volunteer for procurement and shipping if this is accepted.