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Old Jun 17, 2013, 02:34 AM
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Return to home feature or GPS point to point for boats

l am wondering if it is possible to pre set a return to home point which would then engage when the transmitter is turned off or looses signal. l would imagine that the boat would then take a direct route to the pre set GPS point. Or is it possible to install a point to point or waypoint setup on a boat like l see they have for planes and pre set waypoints for the boat to pass. This would be great if the transmitter does not need to be in signal at all times???
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 04:13 AM
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This certainly is possible though it would require quite some experience in programming.
It might be better to use gyroscopes and a map which the onboard system can read and make the dock the home position after which the boat needs to keep track of her movement determining the location by adding the movement to the home location.

Greetings Josse
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 02:02 AM
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Use the Ardupilot/ArduRover software and board (or a clone version). Here you can make waypoints. It's a start. I use them on my quadcopters.

link: http://ardupilot.com/

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