The HobbyKing Hydrotek is a relatively fast electric powerboat with self-righting feature (one pontoon fills with water while the other does not). The rear motor rotates using a steering servo making it a good test of Rover’s vectored thrust feature.
The motor only spins forward and the boat drives best at speeds over 2m/s.
- HobbyKing Hydrotek
- 3S battery with high discharge and no more than 11cm in length like the Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 40C
- Small autopilot like the mRobotics Pixracer including GPS and telemetry radio
- any 8 channel (or more) transmitter like the Futaba T10J
Firmware used: Rover-3.3.1
Parameter file: HK-hydrotek-Rover331
This parameter file can also be loaded using the Mission Planner’s Config/Tuning >> Full Parameter Tree page by selecting “HK-hydroteck-Rover331” from the drop down on the middle right and then push the “Load Presaved” button.
The parameter file above includes setting the COMPASS_ORIENT parameter “4” (Yaw 180) because the wiring was more convenient if the GPS arrow was pointin backwards