Boat ConfigurationΒΆ

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Boats can also be controlled with the standard Rover firmware. To specify that the vehicle is a boat the FRAME_CLASS parameter should be set to 2 (Boat).

The special features for Boats include:

  • Boats appear as boats on the ground station (version 3.3.0 and higher)
  • In Auto, Guided, RTL and SmartRTL modes the vehicle will attempt to maintain its position even after it reaches its destination (version 3.2.0 and higher)
  • Vectored Thrust can be enabled to improve steering response on boats which use the steering servo to aim the motors (version 3.3.1 and higher)
  • Loiter mode for holding position
  • Echosounders for underwater mapping