It has been three years since Tracker was last released. Peter Hall and myself are pleased to be able to release this beta for an AntennaTracker version 1.1.
Vast amounts of changes have been made to the ArduPilot architecture in this time, but little has been changed in the way that Tracker works.
All testing appreciated! This beta should be available within the MissionPlanner Beta Firmwares option (and available from http://firmware.ardupilot.org) within hours.
AntennaTracker 1.1.0 26-Apr-2019
Changes from 1.0.0
1) ChibiOS support including support for many new flight controllers
2) Large numbers of architectural changes but few behavioural changes
3) Battery monitoring enabled
I am in the process of building an antenna tracker (standalone) and would like to have some reviews of the new firmware. From videos on the tube i see old firmware to be a little erratic and lagging. Would really like to know if it got better with this latest release.
With an Ominbus4fpro and a q-plane (simulated by mission planner) yaw tracking (endless servo) works fine. Pitch servo adjustment was a little bit tricky. Finally it only workes with negative p and SERVO2_REVERSED -1 (0 or 1 did not work. I am convinced that compass and AHRS’s orientation is correctly adjusted). No matter, tracking works know fine.
Unfortunately I could not activate the battery monitor.
According to hwdef.dat the used pins are BATT_CURR_PIN 11, BATT_VOLT_PIN 12 and BATT_MONITOR 4.
nothing obvious the logs, looks like you have a nice tune. Can you try SERVO2_REVERSED = 1 should be no change in behaviour. I will have a look at the code and see whats going on with the battery, I was hoping it might have been in logs but not reported to the GCS.