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Auto-Altitude with ping and altitude output

(Etienne Demers) #1

Hello guys,

Is it possible to connect ping straight to the RPi or Pixhawk and have an altitude hold mode on QGC?

Is it possible to display altitude in QGC?

Also, is it possible to output a serial string with altitude along with depth, heading to a UDP for 3rd party software?


(Patrick José Pereira) #2


Regarding use with QGC + altitude hold, these functions are currently not supported, but planned for the future.

Right now it’s only possible to connect Ping in the RPi, this will start a service called pingproxy, this service will provide data to ArduSub and Ping Viewer.

Yes, future support will be provided.

Yes, to accomplish that will be necessary to get the information with pymavlink.

(Adam) #3

Hi @etienne,

The future support as an altitude hold device for the BlueROV2 and integrating with QGC Patrick has mentioned the software team is working on is one of the reasons why the Ping launched in “Beta”. :wink:


(Etienne Demers) #4

That’s great guys. Keep up the good work.

I will buy one on my next client order.


(Ian) #5

Hi Adam. Will the collision avoidance function also be able to handle distance-hold off an object?


(Rusty) #6

@UnderseaROV - That’s certainly something we’ve thought about. It would be great for inspections so that you could keep a constant distance from the target while maneuvering. We’ll be working on the terrain-following feature first and this would be an added feature some time after that.

(Etienne Demers) #7

What would really be something is holding station with video.