July 6, 2021
Changed the update interval to 8 hours and letting LoCARB drift. I don’t have any hope for any meaningful propulsion with the voltage as it is. I wonder where it will end up!
July 10, 2021
10:44 pm: Setting update interval to 6 hours. Will turn on backup thruster in the morning since there doesn’t seem to be any wind.
July 11, 2021
The Px4 Pixhawk 1 autopilot definitely has trouble when powered on for any long amount of time. When not rebooted after being powered on continuously it seems that after a day or two, it will lose its mind and decide to go the opposite of where it should.
My secondary thruster start procedure:
- Power cycle the PX4 to reset its sensors
- Reboot Arduino after the PX4 resets to resync serial communications (one sat message can do #1 and #2)
- Disable motor and monitoring
- Set Motor to 2nd backup motor and disable auto throttle
- Change to full throttle