Hi! I am building the Blue ROV for our research lab and a I have a few noob questions about it. My idea is to test it first out of water to check the wiring using a Power Supply at 14V.
1- Is it fine to use a 14V power supply to test the setup out of water or with 5 meters of tether? Then we’ll buy a 4S LiPo battery probably.
2-Also, I wanted to know if it is possible to command the Blue ROV with QGC (using a XBOX joystick) connecting my PC to the Pixhawk through microUSB without using the RaspPi.
3-If I use the Raspberry Pi instead I have can use the microUSB connection with the RPi and the aux outs to power the RPi. Is this right?
4-When connecting the PixHawk with the thrusters’ ESCs, can I use the 3-pin connector provided with them or only the signal and ground pins (since the power comes from the power supply)?