2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2018 4:45 AM by Intel Corporation

    Intel Aero RTF connecting External Sensors

    Nashnir

      Hi,

       

      I am using an Intel Aero RTF with Arducopter.

      Currently am programming with Python and Dronekit.

       

      I was planning to connect external sensors to the drone using an arduino as a hub for all the sensors.

       

      The guides listed below generally attach to the PixHawk and then configure using QGC.

      Rangefinders (landing page) — Copter documentation

       

      Note:

      I am planning to use the drone indoors "without GPS"

      So, I was planning to use ALT HOLD mode to test this first

       

      I wanted to know the following:

       

      1. If I have an external sensor for altitude ( ex: A time of flight sensor), how do I use the value in dronekit for altitude control.

       

      2. Is it fine that I am connecting external sensor through arduino using the usb port or are there more reliable or preferred methods.

       

      I would really appreciate any help.